How to Choose a Rug That Fits Your Space

General Article

Rugs from Hide Rugs are great decorative pieces to any room. The rugs offer comfort, warmth and practicality for the space they cover.

A good animal skin rug is an artistic decoration of the floor. However, you will often find animal skin rugs that are placed in a way that is haphazard which limits the effect they can have on the space.

The following tips should help you choose the best area rug for your space:

Less is More

When it comes to choosing animal skin area rugs, it is better to choose the smaller rug than the larger one when in question. It is better for a rug to cover a small area in a room than to overextend and not fit a room.

The width and length of the rug should not match the space completely and there should be a little leeway for movement left. For example, when you place a rug in the hallway it should be long enough to cover the hallway and the width just short of the walls.

If you want to place a rug in the center of the room, instead of a rectangular rug that covers a lot of floor, a round rug in the center of the room is usually better.

Go for Practicality

When buying a rug for a space, the foremost element in mind should be the rug’s practicality. It should absolutely serve the purpose for which it is ended and should be discarded if it does not, no matter how well it fits the area.

If you are going to place a rug in your office to cover your working space, then the size of the rug should cover the desk and chair. All other features of the rug are secondary after covering the working space.

Tie the Room Together

It is easier to choose a rug that is best for a space if you use it as the focal point of the room. If that cannot be done, it should be at least the third most prominent feature of the room.

Many rugs that are incorrect for the space they cover tend to look out of place. If a rug looks out of place, it means it is not working well with the rest of the room.

The key is to choose a rug that well complements the room which will also affect other features such as the size, the material and the weave of its fibers. Therefore, when buying a rug, it is best to ask how it will tie the entire room together.

 Let it Match the Shape of the Space

Even though a rug may not be covering the entire floor, it usually fits the space better if they have the same shape. The uniformity adds an element of appeal to the room too.

If you have a rectangular or square room, for example, then you should have a rectangular or square rug regardless of the size. For a round space such as the bathroom, a round rug will work best.