Choosing The Perfect Rug
Choosing the perfect rug is like choosing the perfect life partner, everyone has a different definition of perfection but you need something that fulfils all your requirements. Choosing the right rug is a difficult task & the degree of difficulty increases with its price. If you are investing in a premium hand knotted rug then you would want to be sure that it lasts long.
When the market is flooded with numerous varieties of carpets & when every seller claims of providing the best it gets all the more confusing & difficult to decide & choose the perfect rug for yourself. The key factor here is “you”, focus on your requirements & then choose what matches them all.
So, here is a basic checklist that might help you choose the perfect rug for your place.
ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR SURROUNDINGS ARE AN EXTENSION OF YOURSELF, SO CHOOSE SOMETHING THAT GOES WITH YOUR PERSONALITY
Being trendy is great but being original is always in trend, so instead of blindly following the trend & buying something that is a misfit in the aesthetics of your space; purchase something that you like & that resonates with your personality.
Remember that a carpet or a rug is one such piece of furnishing that changes the entire look of a décor.
CHOOSE YOUR RUG ON THE BASIS OF THE ROOM
Shapes & sizes of carpets vary with each room in your home. Along with the expert tips you must pay heed to your own likes & preferences.
Carpets for entrances or transitional spaces: The width of such carpets should either be same as that of the door or a few inches less.
Carpets for Corridors, Passages or Galleries: The carpet should be long enough to fill the space; it should either leave even space on both ends to create a perfect balance or no space at all.
Carpets for office or workspace at home: The size of the carpet should be large enough to accommodate all the furniture, i.e. tables & chairs.
Living room carpets: The size of the carpet should complement the size of the room. In a large living room, one can use two carpets in order to create two separate sitting places. Ideally the carpet should be accommodative of the centre table & the first legs of sofas & chairs.
Dining room carpets: One must place the dining table & chairs on the rug, with even space left all around. The shape of the rug should be decided as per the shape of the table. For instance, use a rectangular table; a round rug for a round table & so on.
Bedroom carpets: Rugs give a cozy feel to the bedroom when added alongside the furniture.
Small room carpets: Bold & bright designs on a rug give a larger look to the room.
SIZE, COLOUR & TEXTURE: THE IMPORTANT TRIO
Size color & texture are three very critical parameters to choose the right rug. The rug should be neither too big nor too small for the room. The perfect shape & size of a rug enhances the beauty of your décor.
The color of the rug should be decided to keep in mind the tone of décor & furniture. Your rug should complement the existing color scheme of your interiors.
The texture of the rug is another important deciding feature while picking up the rug make sure that the rug is easy to clean & doesn’t trap dirt in its fibers, the high pile & shag rugs need frequent & careful cleaning.
DECIDE ON THE BASIS OF TRAFFIC INTENSITY
For a high traffic, room chooses a sturdy rug that can withstand the load instead of a delicate one.
Likeways while choosing a rug for the kids’ room, look for a rug that provides proper grip & is easy to clean too.
The choice is entirely yours but we, at Saraswatii Global love to make sure that our customers have enough options for all kinds of rugs to make the final selection from.