||Â Rugs are a functional part of any room. They have many tasks. Protecting or hiding flaws to the existing floor, warming up the floor, creating a look and building a decorative foundation. The choices are virtually endless when it comes to selection. If you are building from the floor up — these suggestion may help you get started onÂ how to pick out a Â new rug.
â€¢ Imagine the total look of the room or space you are creating
â€¢ What will the area be used for
â€¢ Area with high traffic should have a pattern in mid to darker tones to down play traffic patterns
â€¢ A sitting area could have a lighter more fragile pattern
â€¢ Lighter rugs will increase the perceived size of the room
â€¢Â Darker rugs will create a warmer, intimate decorum
â€¢ Color, style & texture of the rug will set the “personality” of the room
â€¢ Consider the existing floor & size of the area when determining the size of rug. Do you want to play down the existing floor, and then get a larger rug with an overall pattern. If you want to show off the existing floor get a smaller rug in solid or tone on tone pattern.