Nowadays, there are so many choices when it comes to area rugs. How do you determine which one will work best in your home? Whether your have wood office furniture that you want to accent with a simple rug or you have elegant Amish bedroom furniture that you want to highlight with a magnificent Persian rug the right choice is out there for you. Remember these helpful tips when choosing area rugs for your home.


1. Before anything else, you need to look at the location you’re looking to place your rug in and how much traffic it gets. If you’re going to put the rug in a high-traffic area where it’s going to get worn down much quicker, then you may want to invest in a higher-quality, more durable rug. For those low-traffic areas, however, go more with style and don’t worry so much about quality and make.


2. It’s important to determine whether the area rug is going to be the focal point of a room. Rugs intended as a focus for a room should have a design or pattern on them in order to draw the eye to the rug. But if you simply want the rug to be in the background of the room, you might choose a plain color rug or one with a very simple design.


3. Another important factor when choosing a rug is whether you have pets or children. A pet can potentially do great damage to an area rug, especially if it decides to make that rug its home. If you have children or pets, look for a rug that’s stain resistant.


4. Before you even start shopping for an area rug, be sure to determine your budget. Rugs are available today for a broad range of prices, and you don’t want to end up overspending on a simple area rug. At the lower end, you can find rugs for under , whereas high quality area rugs will set you back at least a few thousand dollars.


5. For those on a limited budget, synthetic area rugs are a good choice. You can tell that a rug is synthetic if when you look at the back of the rug, the fibers aren’t hand-knotted but instead simply punched through, like a carpet. Synthetic rugs are much less expensive, but they won’t last as long as true wool rugs. You might have to replace it every other year, but you can have a stylish new rug without spending that much money.


*6. When determining what size rug you’ll need, make sure you are leaving space between the rug and the walls. The area rug shouldn’t jut right up against the walls in the room. Rather, you should try to keep an even border on all sides between the rug and the wall. For a rug that’s going under your dining room table, be sure to measure an additional 4 to 5 inches out from the table on each side. This way the dining chairs will still fit on the rug, but you’ll have an even border around the walls of the room.


Area rugs make a great addition to many rooms in home. As long as you know what to look for, you’ll be able to find the perfect rug for your home.

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