Guide to Choosing the Perfect Rug for Every Room

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Do you want to bring your rooms together but have no idea how to fit in a rug? This guide will help you with choosing the perfect rug for all your rooms!

A rug is one of the few objects in a home that has the power to bring a space together instantly. It works like magic, actually! A rug can add a level of appeal and mystery to virtually any room. But it's not just any rug that you can choose. Finding the ideal rug comes with its own share of restrictions and difficulties. And to complicate matters further, there are a seemingly infinite number of choices when it comes to anything from size to material type to design. This guide will hopefully help you with choosing the perfect rug for every room.


Believe it or not, a rug in your bedroom impacts your nighttime wellbeing and ensures a good night's sleep. For instance, it's perfect for dampening out sounds from the noisy neighbors below. But it has to make sense in the space.

The ideal area rug is square or rectangular and extends far enough on either side to fit under the bed. Ideally, your rug should extend 50 cm past the edge of your bed, depending on the size of the room. For a more spacious room, choose a large rug with extra width on either side that fits under the entire bed and night tables. Rugs should cover around one-third of the bed's base in smaller rooms. Alternatively, consider placing small area rugs on either side of the bed to achieve the same effect. Choose pleasant, soothing colors for a comfortable feel in the bedroom. It is supposed to be the coziest place in your home, after all!

Living room

A rug is a perfect way to bring a room together. In the living room, it adds an extra layer of comfort and acoustic value. Placing a carpet in a living room can be as simple as going beneath the couch and extending a bit on either side. If you have got the space, this is a fantastic idea! In addition to making the room feel more spacious, this adds a premium vibe. Of course, this means that you'll have to lift and move the bulky living room furniture pieces. The experts from strongly advise against attempting to do this independently. To be safe, make sure you call a couple of friends or hire a service.


If your room is on the smaller side, things change. Choose a rug that either nestles right up to the couch or starts a bit further away in front of the couch. If your rug is too far away, your living room will appear smaller. The smaller the rug, the more cramped the area will feel. This is because a rug helps define the usable space in a living room. When choosing the perfect rug, you have to pick just the right size to make the room feel spacious and homey.

Dining room

Use the table's dimensions as a starting point. The rug should be at least 24 inches wide on all sides so that even a pushed-back chair can be within its reach. A huge dining room rug will completely cover your table and chairs. When choosing a rug for your dining room, make sure it covers more than half of the room's entire floor space and is at least 12 inches wider on both sides than your table and chairs. Consider the furnishing of your dining room and the sizes of all items inside. Your rug should be much larger than your dining table, especially if your furniture is ornamental and extends beyond the table's edges.

Office rugs

Many of us have switched to a home office during the pandemic and have repurposed our rooms to be able to work from home. If you are about to do this, you'll first need to find someplace to store furniture temporarily. If you lack storage space in your home, look for a storage facility to keep it in peak condition, but make sure it offers enough space, easy transport, and a reasonable price.


In a home office, the size of your room determines the size and location of your rug. At least half of your room's floor space should be covered with an office rug. It's essential to know how big your desk and chair are before purchasing an under-desk rug. If your office chair is constantly being rolled into and out of your under-desk location, this rug can help protect your flooring. When shopping for an under-desk rug, look for one with a low pile height to make it easier for your office chair to glide on. Natural fibers will break down with repetitive rolling, whereas synthetic fibers will not.

Before you make the choice

In order to choose the ideal rug for your room, you need to consider a few other factors.


Wool or polyester rugs are ideal for high-traffic areas or houses with children and dogs. These rugs are easy to spot, clean, and provide a warm atmosphere in your home. Washable rugs are a no-brainer for areas like the dining room that need to be cleaned regularly. They aren't as comfortable on the feet, but they assist in anchoring space and give visual appeal to any area without being overbearing.


Low-pile rugs are the best choice for high-traffic areas like the kitchen because of their shorter fibers and loops. Nowadays, a natural kitchen look is in trend, so be sure to choose a suitable rug. Shag or Moroccan rugs are good examples of high-pile rugs, which have longer, looser fibers and are therefore more comfortable for the bedroom or living area.

Rug pads

A rug pad protects you from tripping and falls and cushions heavy furniture and prevents damage to your floor. Choose a rug pad with a solid grip for the bathroom or kitchen, as these are usually high-traffic areas. For the bedroom or living room, a cushioned rug pad will do the job.

Final words

All rooms can benefit from a good rug. However, the choices are so vast many of us are left confused about how to do it! We hope our guide has helped you determine your rugs' style, size, and placement. We're optimistic that you'll be just fine when choosing the perfect rug for your interior. We wish you happy decorating!


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