A new rug can transform a room, but the wrong materials or an unfortunate design or wrong placement will soon become a source of, well, regret. So how do you choose? What all mistakes do you avoid when it comes to styling a rug at your favourite spaces?
Let us tell you the rug mistakes you should never, ever be making.
1. Choosing a rug that’s too small
Skimp on size, and your room will look smaller. In a living room, your rug defines the conversation area, and it should be large enough so at least the front legs of the furniture are on it. It is, therefore, essential that you use your rug to set boundaries and ground your furniture.
It is the first and the most basic step when considering to buy rugs for living room.
2. Not trying layering
Why do people often choose a too-small rug? Well because tinier rug = tinier price. Simple.
We, however, have another clever trick for filling a large space for way less money than a huge custom rug might run you. If your room is long and narrow, and you are looking for an affordable option, consider laying two rugs side by side, and connecting them with a strong carpet tape from a hardware store. You can thank us later. 😉
3. Choosing your rug last
The most common mistake that we make is shopping for a rug at the last. If you’re decorating your room from scratch, it is always a good idea to choose the rug first. Let us tell you why.
It’s the big, impactful piece that ties a room together, and if you wait until you’ve placed the final throw pillow, you could search for months before the perfect rug come around.
Let us break down the ideal steps when shopping rugs for living room or rugs for kids’ room: Choose the rug first and then throw pillows, textiles for curtains, and then pick whatever goes with the rug best.
4. Being afraid of pattern
Some contrast (read: a cute print) is necessary to create a happy space. Brown walls, a brown couch, and a brown rug will make a room look flat and bland. And you don’t want that, do you?
5. Missing out on a discount
Not finding a perfect rug is sorcery, not getting a discount on it is a crime. If you’re looking for a great price on unique rug designs like a Persian one or looking for rugs in a variety of fabrics like jute, cotton, wool, etc then The Home Talk is the place to be.
We have a huge selection of carpets and a great load of discounts that are now running on Amazon.