How to Choose Area Rugs to Complement Your Home’s Decorating Style

How to Choose Area Rugs to Complement Your Home's Decorating Style Hey, I’m Ann, and today I’m going to show you how to pick out an area rug to compliment your room. This is a carpeted room, but, so I would not pick out an area rug to go on top of carpet, just for the sake of not having hardwood floors, I’m going to show you what to do in this room. But, things to think about when you pick out your rug is you can get the measurement that you need, go to a retail store, a carpet store, and pick out ready made, a carpet, area carpet. Or, you could also, if you have a room that is an interesting configuration, or an interesting shape, you can go to a carpet store and pick out the kind of carpet you want, and have most carpets bound.
So you can have the people come out, measure your room that has a different shape, and then have it bound and have a carpet that is perfect for that room. Things to think about is what do you want the rug made out of? Do you want it made out of wool? Do you want it made out of, like a sisel or a grass. I love texture, so I love the, all the grass and sisel rugs. But in picking out the rug, what you want to do is, if I was going to pick out an area rug for this room, I would want most of the front legs of the furniture, at least, on the carpet, about a third of the way. An example of that, that way you feel like the rug is down and is anchored.
If the rug is just floating, then it feels like meaning that there’s not any furniture on it, then it feels like the rug was just thrown down, and it’s not really there to stay. So, when you, when you put a rug down, just the example of the couch being on the rug, there is about eight or nine inches of rug underneath the couch. And that way it goes underneath, and then it comes out, and it would come all the way out. And then it could even go, like, a third of the way under this chair. Other things to think about is I like the boundry from the wall to the rug to be about the same. So if there’s five inches over here, I would like to see five inches on the other side, or five inches all the way around. This is Ann, and that’s how you pick out a rug.