5 Tips For Choosing a Living Room Rug

5 Tips For Choosing a Living Room Rug

A living room is the heart of the home for many families and the living room rug can help create comfort and style for your family. The living room is also one of the first rooms that guest in your home will visit and you want to show your personality, taste and style to your guest from their first impression of your home. Make sure your living room rug shows your style with these 5 tips for choosing your next living room rug.

1. Think About Traffic

Is your living room a high traffic room with kids and pets running in and out of the room all the time? If your space is a high traffic area choose dark area rugs for your living room rug like the ones below. Choosing a rug with darker colors and patterns will help the traffic show less on the rug.

2. Choose According to Your Lifestyle

If you have pets and kids in the home, you may not want to choose a high priced area rug for your living room rug because it may not stand up as well to all the damage kids and pets can cause the rug. Make sure to choose a rug that is durable enough for your family usage, but also still stylish to match your living room decor.

3. Measure Your Space Before You Shop

Before you head to one of our stores to shop for your next living room area rug make sure to measure your space, and determine where you want the rug to go in the room. Measuring, before you shop will help you pick the best size for your space and make your shopping time faster because you will not be looking at sizes that will not work for your space. You can also use your measurement before you shop in our space planner tool to create a visual idea of how the room would look with your furniture and an area rug added to your living room.

4. Complement Your Current Home Decor

Unless you are redesigning your whole living room, you probably already have home decor and furniture in your living room. Make sure the designs and styles you are looking at when searching for a new living room rug will complete your current home decor design feel. Think about your wall color, wall decor, furniture color and style, and accent pieces and light in the room in order to help you pick the best rug for your space.

5. Material Matters

Rugs can be made out of many different types of materials, and It's important to pick the material that is right for your home and budget. Make sure to think about how the different materials will be affected by traffic, lifestyle and usages.These are just a few tips to get your started in your living room rug search. Make sure to check out our selection of over 160 area rug options available online and in our stores.