When it comes to deciding a floor decor element for your room, it is customary that you choose the right one which gels well with the already existing elements. Not just the theme, there are number of factors to consider before jumping into a buying phase.
A lot of people are confused with so many questions and options around, so here we are with all your solutions.
Before venturing into the complicated decisions, there are three simple yet most important questions _
What size you are looking for?
What colour is going to suit your decor?
Do you have a personal preference for any specific type?
Contemplate over these above mentioned questions first and half the battle is won. We have done some ground work for you and have come up with genuine queries listed down keeping in mind the above mentioned key points. The list below touches the surface for the key points while digs deep to further follow up queries and confusions while buying a suitable carpet as per your need. Once you are done with these basic requisites, you will be able to bring home a beautiful befitting to your floor decor.
First determine the exact or probable positioning of your carpet (it could be under the dining table, pool side, aside your couch or for an outdoor purpose) and then consider the following questions in mind.
1. What size is suitable for my space?
Once you are certain about the place, then first thing you need to do is to measure the area where you want to lay down your new rug. You can either work it out with the traditional method of measuring with the tape or you can do it using a bed sheet. All you need to do is just place the sheet in the desired area and see how it looks. You can adjust the sheet by folding to achieve the desired size.
Always keep in mind that you might not find the exact size you are looking for so, it’s better to have a minimum and maximum window which can work well for you. For measuring hallways, the bed sheet option will fail so; you will have to rely on measuring tape only.
Note: A tip of advice here _ Always leave out at least 40cm space from your couch to avoid or minimize the wear and tear.
2. Which colour to opt for?
Choosing the right coloured rug for your room is going to be an important decision to make. This can be a defining factor for your room as your floor decor has to match with the existing decor theme of your room.
Figure out first the colour theme of your room and then choose the right rug for your room. If you have neutral colour shades on your wall, then anything in the lines of black, silver, grey or charcoal will go well with your room. If your walls feature vibrant colours, then it is recommended to go for a carpet with at least one tone to match the walls.
Just in case, if you haven’t decorated your room yet, then go for a carpet of your like with one colour shade which you plan to bring in to your room. In this way, you will be able to achieve the unity in your decor theme.
Always remember the colour psychology and the impact they can create in your surroundings. Light colours can make your space look big and spacey while dark and deep colours like red and burgundy can bring in cosiness to your room.
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3. Shaggy, modern or oriental _ which one is a perfect fit for you?
What style is suitable for your room will again depend upon your already existing theme and your personal preference. It could be wool, sisal, modern, oriental or any other type. For a modern day decor theme with modern furniture in it, you will need a cheeky floor rug with a contemporary touch to it. Another good option for modern decor theme is Persian carpets as they go well with modern day elements in a room.
You may want to explore our latest collection of cheap traditional rugs which are infused with a modern patchwork to give them a cheeky look. (Link hint: it needs to go with rugs which have patchwork designs)
Well, if you are not a big fan of designs, you might want to opt for a simple carpet with no design imprinted over it. These can serve well if you have curtains with busy designs. Most of the shaggy rugs are simple with no design over them, but keep in mind that they lack practicality.
4. What if you have a love for two different rug types and you want to place them in one room?
It’s fine if you want to play along with two different types at one place. But there are certain things you want to keep in mind while experimenting with two different varieties. First is to match the tone of your carpets. Both should exhibit similar colour shade or tone for a unified look and feel.
Though you may experiment with different rug types in one room, but it is recommended to opt for similar types if you want to place them in one place. Two shaggy rugs, two Persian style, two flat weave carpets; all these can come out more appealing than going with different styles.
5. Should I opt for cheap rugs or high end carpet? Will it survive high footfall?
The quality of the pile will decide if it can sustain the wear and tear and cope with heavy foot fall. You have to choose your carpet wisely depending upon the place where you plan to lay it.
Will your cheap shaggy rug survive the heavy footfall in an extremely high traffic area? Think about these important questions before investing blindly on any rug type. Whether it’s a modern or traditional style; the pile type, its density and the fibre will make the difference.
One piece of advice is to frequently rotate the carpet in order to balance the wear and tear.
6. Do I need to evaluate the rug buying decision based on my floor type?
The type of floor you have in your room will have an important impact on the decision making process. For hardwood floors, it is recommended that you opt for a heavy and thick piled rug which can stick to the floor due to its weight to avoid any movement over it. The major problem to overcome while dealing with the hard floors is the slippery surface. Wool carpet may be a great option for such floors though it may be on the expensive side.
If you have a budget issue and want to go for the cheaper rugs, you can buy them as well but movement across the surface will be a problem. Don’t worry! There is a solution for this problem. Use rug grippers or rug underlay to avoid the unnecessary movement of your carpet on slippery surfaces.
If you have a floor with a lot of noise problem, then considering a thick, heavy and deep piled rug is a great option. High end wool carpets are known for sound absorption capability. Another great option is a luxurious shag rug.
7. What about the cleaning process? Is there any option which requires little or no maintenance at all?
The care and maintenance of your floor area rug is an integral element while deciding a rug for your room. Ultimately, the care and maintenance will increase your carpet’s life. The cleaning method will be solely dependent upon the type of fibre used in the construction process. The easiest of all is synthetic yarn but it has to be heat-set. So far, heat-set is considered to be the easiest for cleaning and vacuuming. Heat-set polyester followed by heat-set polypropylene rugs are best as far as cleaning spills is considered.
Though wool is considered to be one of the best materials in the industry, its cleaning process is dependent upon the quality of wool chosen for the construction. So, you may want to look at the manufacturer’s label for cleaning guide before making a purchase.
8. Pre-shopping is an essential factor before you move down to actual business
Once you are done with all the essential requisites, it’s time to get down to the actual part of the business. Before going to the physical store, it is a great idea to have a look at the store’s online website and explore the entire collection there. This is going to save you hours of time and hard work in deciding the correct and suitable carpet for your home. The greatest advantage of digital world is that the shopping experiences of the customers have gone miles on top.
It is extremely disappointing to drive all the way to the store just to find out that the carpet you want to bring in to your home is not available at the store.
Though it is always recommended to keep in mind that pictures you see on your desktop may not be true to the real life image of the product. It is the display setting of your desktop which can create a variation in what you see on your computer and what exactly is the product.
9. Key factors to consider while buying your rug online
Since nothing is perfect and so is with online shopping as well. Though it comes with a lot of advantages making the consumer experience awesome, it also has a dark side. Online thefts and cyber crimes can make you its victim in no time. Here is a list of the key things to cross check while making a purchase online.
a. First check if the company with whom you are going to do business is a locally owned business or a fly by night bogus company. You can easily find this information in their about us section. Though it is paramount that you cross check its credentials.
b. Every online store today prioritises the security above all, which is why, all of them should have a SSL (secure socket layer) secured transaction gateway. This means that your transaction is safe and secure and there is no threat of online theft or fraudulent during the transaction or at the payment gateway.
d. Check if the provided contact details like phone number and email address are valid or not.
e. Always read full terms and conditions thoroughly before accepting to it. Key thing to look after is the return policy and the window provided. Also check the terms and conditions for returns.
f. Read full descriptions of the rug carefully. The material and care instructions are the key things you want to know. Also if possible, try to know the exact pile height and the density of your carpet as this is something you will never be able to figure out from the image.
We hope that we helped you in your quest of finding a perfect rug for your living room, bedroom or kitchen. If you think that we missed any important and key point, we would love to hear from you. Feel free to get back to us in the comments section below.