Rugs are really affordable décor enhancers for any living or work space. After a year of your first decoration, rooms need a little change and most of the time; little changes make a big difference. Rugs can definitely brighten up a room and give a whole new look for the new season. With so many rug choices out there, finding one that works best for you and looks great against the room can be pretty brain-wrecking.

Here are some tips to help you decide what area rugs goes best for your home:

Choosing the Location

When buying a area rug, one thing to know is where you would want to place it. This also needs to take into account the amount of traffic that will use the room and the spot where you’d want your rug to be on. For areas with high-traffic, an idea rug should be of high quality and durable. Style and taste isn’t a high priority compared to the quality unless of course that are is low in traffic. Rugs for high traffic areas need to be of good quality as it will experience more wear and tear.

Deciding on a Focal Point

You would also need to decide if the area rug is going to be the focal point of the room. If it is, then choose a rug with a design or pattern that screams attention. Rugs with plain colors or simple designs are better suited for areas where you’d like it to be in the background and if there is a furniture item that you’d rather focus on.

Pets & Children
Pets and children are other considerations to take into account. Pets have fur and most of them prefer to make the rugs their home, which can cause serious damage to your rug, especially if it’s expensive. If the rug is in high-traffic area and where kids and children are normally around, better to get a stain resistant rug. Most stores now offer rugs with stain resistant components apart from looking chic and stylish.
Deciding on your budget

Before you begin the process of shopping for your rug, you would need to determine how much you are willing to spend on the rug. All the items mentioned above will help you into determining your budget. You definitely do not want to overspend on an area rug especially when they come in a variety of prices. An area rug can start from as low as fifty dollars and can go up to a few thousands of dollars depending on the quality. If you are on a tighter budget, synthetic rugs are a good option. Synthetic rugs normally have fibers that are punched.

Decorating with a rug

When deciding on the size of the rug, always leave space between the rug and the walls. You do not want an area rug that pokes into the walls of the room. There should be a comfortable space between rug and wall. Some of the popular places to place a rug are under the dining table.

Area rugs that are used for the dining table usually measure up to 4 to 5 inches from out the table on every side. You will definitely have even borders around the walls in the room and even have enough space for the chairs. Seating comfortably at the dining table while looking chic will definitely increase your appetite.

If you know what to look for and know what you want, area rugs are beautiful season updates for your home.