Avoiding Common Decorating Blunders

Screen Shot 2015-10-14 at 1.30.28 PMWe believe that rugs are always a fitting addition to any room in your home. However, there are many things to consider, along with mistakes to avoid, when selecting rugs. Taking the time to do a little bit of extra planning prior to decorating with rugs will ensure that your investment will remain both functional and aesthetically pleasing for years to come.

The following guidelines will be able to help you identify the type of rug that is best suited for each area of your home:


Match the rug’s material to the room’s function.

Make your life easier by remembering that a room’s function is an important thing to remember before making any decorating decisions. For example, if you’re looking for a rug that will lie below your dining room table and chairs, look for something that’s allows for chairs to easily be pulled in and out from underneath the table. Consider purchasing rugs made from easily cleaned materials in high traffic areas like the entry way to your home and the kitchen.


Keep size in mind.

It can often be tempting to save some money by purchasing a smaller rug. What many don’t realize is that by placing a small rug in a large room full of big furniture, the entire room can appear to be out of proportion. Take into account the size and shape of the room you’re decorating, along with the configuration of your furniture. If the rug is going in the center of the room, consider an oversize rug that takes up a significant amount of the open space it’s inhabiting. If you’re placing a rug underneath a table, make sure that it is large enough so that the table and chairs fit comfortably on top of the rug.


Have fun with colors and patterns.

Many are hesitant to decorate with statement pieces that have a lot of personality. The result is often a room that matches far too well and has the potential to put your friends and family to sleep. Don’t be afraid to layer rugs and mix and match colors. Being a little more daring with color and pattern combinations can really revitalize a room in your home that you feel might be missing something. An easy way to diversify colors and patterns is to choose rugs of different origins.