Rugs are a great piece of furniture that can instantly update the look of a room. In addition, they are excellent for protecting wood flooring and providing extra comfort and warmth when walking barefoot. There are a number of factors that need to be taken into consideration when choosing a rug.

One of the first things that you will need to take into account when purchasing a rug for your home is the size of the rug. Rugs are available in a variety of sizes according to their use. The most common type of rug that you will come across is an area rug. Area rugs are large rugs larger than 2 meters by 3 meters and aim to cover a large portion of the room. Clocking in at only half a meter wide, scatter rugs are significantly smaller and are perfect in the bathroom or at the foot of a chair. Somewhere between an area rug and scatter rug is the accent rug. These rugs work well in hallways but can look out of place in large rooms. Runners are narrow, long rugs that are designed to occupy hallways.

It is important that you take the color of the rug into consideration; you do not want to purchase a rug which clashes with other colors in the room. If you want to make the room feel warmer or more intimate, go for a warm or dark color. Conversely, of you are looking for a rug to open up a small room, opt for light color rug, such as a cream or pastel shade.

Rugs are available in a variety of styles, each with its own unique advantages and charm. Oriental rugs are made from cotton, silk or wool and feature stunning ornate designs, often inspired by oriental art. These rugs tend to have dark color schemes. Persian rugs are another type of ornate rug and come in a range of designs and hues. As they do not emulate traditional designs, contemporary rugs are available in a massive range of designs and colors and are often a cheaper alternative.