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  • Writer's picturePragya Sharma

How to do Rug Selection for a Residential Design Project



Rugs are a powerful design tool.


They are versatile yet limited, statement-making yet subliminal, and traditional yet modern.


Introduced in a room, rugs have the ability to improve visual appeal, create spatial distinction, and keep the flooring away from damage. A rug is a piece of cloth, similar to a carpet that is used to enhance the functional and aesthetic appeal of a floor. Rugs are decorative textiles that are smaller and thicker than carpets. Unlike a carpet, rugs are not permanently fixed to the floor and can hence be moved from place to place within the home. These attributes give rugs the power to be the perfect example of a home decor oxymoron.


Our Guide to Rug Selection


Source: Good Housekeeping

If you are someone who is on a rug shopping spree for your home, use this guide to help you make better selections.


Know the Proportion

Rugs are available in various shapes and sizes. So, before buying a rug finalize the room in which you want to place the rug. Keep the room measurements handy and try to visualize your space with every rug you see. If you have a large living room that incorporates the dining area, you can consider having a rug for the purpose of space demarcation. A classic example of this would be to place a rug below the sofa and center table and another one below the dining table. This will also help you determine the number of rugs you want in your space.


Material, Design, Color, and Texture

Typically, rugs are made of nylon, wool, acrylic, and polyester. Nowadays, furry rugs are in fashion that provides a luxurious and comfortable appearance. There are plenty of rug designs available in the market based on prints, sizes, stitching, and patterns. You can select a rug that complements the overall design concept of your home. Select a color that breaks the monotony of the floor design. Use it as a statement-making apparel that can also serve as a conversation starter.


Money, Maintenance, and Lifestyle

Rugs can seem like an expensive investment but the charm they add to your space is all worth it. Consider the occupancy and demographics of your house during rug selection. If you have a pet at your place, you might want to invest in dark-colored rugs to avoid regular cleaning and maintenance.


Top 5 Picks from Archizy

Check out these top rug picks from Archizy.


Faux Fur Runner Pink

The surface 7cm high velvet pile is not only given a soft feeling but also resistant to fading and no shedding. the fluffy rug is made of high-quality fur, super soft touch pile of this fur adds a luxury touch to cover your home, and gives you a softness and plushness feeling.

Faux Fur Runner Grey

Modern soft fur area runners could be cleaned with a hand-held vacuum cleaner, or washing machine and hand washing for a deeper clean. These Faux Fur Sheepskin Runners are made of fabric with hypoallergenic properties, making them perfect for people with sensitive skin or allergies.


Faux Fur Runner Blue

This 2x6 feet faux fur runner is an ideal choice for home decoration. It is suitable for bedrooms, nurseries, children's rooms, and living rooms.

Faux Fur Runner White

These Faux Fur Sheepskin Runners are made of fabric with hypoallergenic properties, making them perfect for people with sensitive skin or allergies.

Faux Fur Runner Maroon

The rug surface is a 7cm high velvet pile is not only gives a soft feeling but is also resistant to fading and no shedding.


Final Word

Rug selection is a creative process. Speak to your interior designers, decorators, and family to know their insights. Seek inspiration from the internet and let this be a collaborative process.


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