The flagship accessory of the decoration, the rug finds its place in all the rooms of the house, provided that it is chosen methodically. Styles, dimensions, colors, patterns, use… it is essential to ask the right questions before investing. Here are some tips to avoid making mistakes.
Do you dream of a Berber carpet in your entrance? The seagrass makes you eye to redecorate your bathroom? How about an XXL rug in your bedroom? What if you were on the wrong track! Indeed, before you launch headlong into a favorite purchase, do not forget to take stock of the size and function of your room, the material and maintenance of your future carpet and especially your daily life.
How to choose the right size and shape of your rug?
The first criterion to take into account to choose the right carpet is its size. In a living room, it should be at least as long, if not longer, than your sofa. If you are looking for a rug to place under your dining room table, know that you must be able to place the table but also the chairs, with a large enough margin to be able to move your chair back without leaving the carpet. Also take into account the shape of the rug: round, square, rectangular, oval? Try to determine which one will best suit your room and your furniture.
How to choose the right rug for the living room?
The centerpiece of the house, the living room deserves all your attention when it comes to the choice of carpet. The current trend is no longer necessary to have the carpet in front of the sofa or the armchairs, it is used to structure the living room space by positioning the furniture on it. If, on the other hand, the living space is less than 20 m², choose a small central carpet. It will offer a cozy and warm effect to the room. For a long living room, go for a square rug to lessen the effect.
If your stay is rather sober – white walls, parquet, classic furniture – opt for a touch of fantasy with an ultra graphic rug, a Berber wool rug or a kilim in warm tones. It will come to awaken your interior. If, on the contrary, the living room has a real bias on the decorative side, play the card of sobriety by opting for a shade close to that of the sofa, for example. You can also recall the colors of the cushions or curtains through a print rug.
How to choose the right rug for the bedroom?
It is always pleasant to put your feet on a soft carpet when you wake up. To do this, place a companionway on each side of the bed if the passage is narrow so as not to overload the room. The ideal: sheepskin, warm and ultra-soft. Is your room spacious? Take advantage and dare the big carpet! To be placed under the bed and bedside tables, provided that it protrudes at least 60 cm on either side of the furniture and at the foot of the bed.
In terms of colors, pastel offers a relaxing atmosphere. Another alternative is the patchwork effect: an accumulation of small, flat-woven rugs of different sizes, colors and patterns. For a guaranteed bohemian chic style!
What rugs for the other rooms in the house?
Ideal in a child’s room, the plastic fiber rug is very easy to clean. Another solution to delimit the play area, the round low-pile carpet allows babies to have fun in complete safety.
As a workspace, spared from traffic, the desk can accommodate a shaggy rug with long wicks. We chose lemon yellow; vitamin shades to stimulate creativity!
In the entrance or hallway, areas with strong passages, prefer a natural fiber rug such as sisal or seagrass, which requires little maintenance. However, it should be avoided in a bathroom because the fibers react to variations in temperature and humidity. For water features, we prefer a polypropylene carpet, imitation cement tiles or terrazzo for example!
Price, maintenance and tips
Note that rugs made of natural materials (wool, leather, vegetable fibers, linen, etc.) are the most expensive, but also the most resistant and warmest in a room. Conversely, synthetic rugs, although less cocooning, are very easy to maintain and more affordable.
Last minute tips to make your carpet last longer: remember to turn it from time to time so that it does not always wear out in the same places. This will allow you to vacuum its entire surface.