For those with hardwood, tiled or laminate flooring, a rug can be a cheap and effective way to add a touch of comfort to your home.
An article in The Spruce highlights warmth and noise reduction as two of the more practical benefits of having rugs in your home, but they can also vastly enhance the aesthetics of a room too.
Bigger is better
Generally speaking a larger rug is a better option than a smaller one. A small rug can break up a room, creating sectioning issues while something larger will pull all of the elements of the room together making it appear more ‘wholesome’ than broken up.
Work around your room
Buying the right rug means working around the room it will go in. Of course colour schemes and layouts can be changed but the shape of a room can’t. Hardwood engineered flooring https://www.woodfloorwarehouse.ie/engineered-flooring.html works well in long narrow rooms so consider shape and size before purchasing.
Map the room out
If you opt for a larger rug then you’ll need to figure out where, how and if it will fit into the room. If the room is irregularly shaped then you might find there are areas where it doesn’t quite fit. You could use props or tape to highlight the area where the rug will go then view it from different angles to make doubly sure that it will fit properly.