What are the main things we think about when we are thinking of purchasing a rug? Well, the first thing is the area it is going to serve. In this article, we are going to discuss the best rugs for all kinds of spaces, which will hopefully help you make a well-informed decision when making a rug purchase.

Living Area

Alpaca Huacaya Beige Luxmi Rug by Flair Rugs Product ID: FR1080

Selecting a rug for a living area should be based on comfort and style. A living area is usually the most utilised space in the home, so adding comfort to this area with an area rug is key to adding that warming relaxing vibe. Soft furnishings help satisfy our senses, generating cosiness, this is why many people opt to place a rug in their living space.

A living area rug is also used to add interest; by adding a bold statement with a geometric rug to a minimal area or adding to the theme of a room tying the décor together with an animal print rug or in a certain colourway, selecting for a living area brings plenty of choices. Investing in luxury with a designer rug adds absolute grandeur to any area, however, most favour the living room.

Size and shape are also something to consider, whether your rug is to sit under furniture covering a large proportion of the space or to sit in front of a fireplace the right size and shape of carpet are vital to the overall effect.

Dining Area

Fading World Aleppo Pepper 8380 Luxury Designer Rug By De Poortere Product ID: DP1522-1

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When selecting a rug for a dining area there are a couple of key points to consider. The most common place for a rug to be situated in a dining area is under the dining table. For the room to look balanced, it's necessary for the rug to extend past the chairs. The general rule of thumb is by at least 24 inches, allowing guests to pull out their chairs without tripping over the rug.

Another thing to consider with a dining room rug is the material it's made from. Dining areas are prone to spillages due to the nature of the room. This often resulting in stains, however, by choosing the correct rug material you can avoid this headache. The materials you want your dining room rug to be made from are polypropylene, nylon, acrylic, or polyester. These materials are easy to clean and some even suitable for bleach cleaning should you need to; making them perfect for this area.

Kitchen

Natural Living Seagrass Blue Rug By Flair Rugs Product ID: FR6706

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Kitchen rugs are gaining popularity recently, especially in tying the décor of the room together. There are plenty of patterns to choose from depending on your kitchen style, whether it's retro kitchen rug, traditional or modern rug you're after.

The essential part of choosing a kitchen area rug is the material it's made from. Choosing a synthetic fibre rug is the safest option for the longevity of the rug. Rugs made from polypropylene, nylon, acrylic, or polyester are highly durable and easy to clean, making them more suitable for the area.

Bedroom

Faux Sheepskin Luxury Rug By Oriental Weavers Product ID: OW9501

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When choosing a bedroom rug the main element of making it the correct choice is having comfort at the heart of it. Think about it, in a bedroom space you are usually barefoot, it's the most relaxing space in the home, where you want to feel the most content when easing into slumber. Popular choices include wool rugs, and shaggy rugs, which come available in so many different designs, colours and shapes which will complement almost any décor or theme.

Outdoor

Brighton 098 0122 3000 99 Striped Runner by Mastercraft Product ID: MC3418

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Outdoor rugs have become the new trend in recent times and rightly so, our outdoor space is an extension of our indoor space. Rugs made from polypropylene are great for high moisture or heavy traffic areas. They have a natural-fibre appearance, but unlike most natural fibres, they are able to absorb water. They will last longer if you put them in a covered area, and keep them clean, however, with UV stabilizers, these polypropylene rugs won't fade from too much sunlight making them perfect for outdoors. Easy to clean, you can hose your rug down should it get a dirty, but due to the durability of the synthetic fibres this will not compromise the rug, just restore it like new.

Children's Room

Hong Kong HK6083 Kids Rainbow Multicoloured Children Rug By Think Rugs Product ID: TR4905

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There's so much choice for children's rugs these days, whether that is the latest cartoon character, a whimsical fairy tale-like rug, or a sporty rug. Due to the enhancement of design and manufacturing intelligence, the choices literally leave you spoiled. With synthetic options being the best for high traffic areas, which may succumb to accidents like spillages or stains. And natural options available for a softer area like a baby crawling or relaxing. There's one to suit every child's space from commercial nursery to a toddlers bedroom ensuring a complementary addition.