When it comes to interior design, carpets and rugs can add colour and texture to the space. It can either help to create more focus on the chosen colour scheme or be the focal point around which the rest of the room’s décor is designed. However, picking the right carpet for your space isn’t as simple as picking out a new vase. There are multiple things to figure out - Is the texture of the rug appropriate? Is the size right for the space? Let us help you with figuring out the right rug for your interiors and how to choose them.
Do you need a rug or a carpet?
The primary difference between a rug and a carpet is the size. Carpets are larger with the sides measuring at least 6 feet, and are traditionally rectangular or square. Rugs, on the other hand, are smaller and can come in different shapes and sizes.
If you want to decorate a room that requires some depth or a décor focal point, like your library, study, or bedroom, a carpet is your best option. A thick carpet in these areas will feel great and add an instant elegance to your room. A rug, which will be smaller and therefore easier to move around, will work better in areas like the living room or dining room.
How does one pick the right pattern for the room?
The basic rule for picking patterns is that the intricacy of the pattern should match the size of the room. If the room is small, pick a carpet or rug with small patterns and repeats, which will make your room look larger. A rug or carpet with wide striped patterns works well for medium-sized rooms, since they add more dimension to your room. For large rooms, pick carpets and rugs with big repeats in the pattern which will make your room appear snug and cosy.
When it comes to picking patterns, however, the above rules must be followed in tandem with the basic tone and colour scheme of the space. If you’re going for a minimalist vibe, then make sure your room follows a similar style or else it’ll simply set everything else off.
What kind of finish and feel is right for the room?
When picking a rug, figure out its primary purpose. Will it be used in an area that sees a lot of foot fall or go in an area that doesn’t see a lot of foot traffic? A rug with a shorter pile that can be moved around is ideal for areas like the living room or dining area so it can be cleaned more frequently. One with finer materials and a plush finish is ideal for a children’s room or your bedroom so, you can be comfortable.