Rugs can be useful in numerous ways, in both ornamental and convenient aspects. There are a lot of possible ways to decorate and enhance your space with an area rug. Thus, it can be very beneficial for one to know some factors to consider in choosing an area rug.
Because of the wide variety of designs, patterns, colors and sizes to choose from, it can be tiring for one to choose an area rug that could meet his or her preference. Trick is to narrow down the choices; consider one factor per factor. That way selecting the best area rug can be less confusing and stressful.
One of the aspects to consider when choosing an area rug is the size. Size matters, especially when it comes to decorating a room, whether at home or in the office. Along with size comes placement. Know where you are placing the rug and how it will function. You don't want to choose a rug that is too small or yet again too big for your space. Rugs that measures 4 x 6, 3 x 5 and 2 x 3's are standard rugs that are usually placed in rooms to accentuate furniture, beds or fireplaces. Standard rugs can also be used as a kitchen mat, bathroom carpet and can even be placed in doorways and corridors. Larger sizes such as 5 x 8, 8 x 10, and 9 x 12's are often used in dining areas and living rooms. You might be surprised to know that a pre made rug can be as large as 12 x 18. Rugs that are these big are usually used in huge receiving areas or lobbies.
Knowing where to place the rug can help you estimate what size to choose. Using a measuring tape and a temporary marker (like masking tape or post-its), calculate the size of the room or space. Imagine how you want to arrange the rug in that certain room. Place the markers in the four areas where you expect the corners of the rug to be positioned. Then measure the pretend rug's sides from corner to corner. That way when you go to the store to choose an area rug, you would have an idea on what size to go with.
Then again there are those spaces that would need rugs that are not available in pre made sizes. Nonetheless, design-wise, availability of rug choices tend to lessen as the preferred size increases. This is because standard-sized rugs are more undemanding and less time consuming to make than crafting larger area rugs. Luckily, some companies allow special orders to be made though it would take you weeks to get your rug. But the good thing with that is you could choose or customize the rug to whatever size and pattern you desire.
Whatever size you choose, it is still important that you are comfortable with the look and feel of the rug you are choosing. Ensure that the rug fits both the space and your standards perfectly.