How to Choose the Best Area Rugs for Your Home

Selecting an area rug for your home may seem like an easy task at first, but you will soon come to realize is that a lot more goes into choosing a rug than you had thought. Area rugs have the power to make or break a room. They can be used in many different ways and have many different purposes.

On top of all of this is the fact that the market is saturated with countless rugs. Everywhere you look there are different designs, styles, and materials to choose from. With all this decision making, you can find yourself at an absolute loss for how to choose the best option for your home.


Here are several questions to ask yourself when picking out an area rug that will help you narrow down your options so that you are able to choose the best one for your home.

1. What Room Will Your Area Rug Be In?

Is this rug going to be in a room that gets high traffic? Is it going to be in your bedroom or living room? Even as each room in your home serves a unique purpose, each area rug also has a purpose and an ideal location.

If your rug is going to be in your bedroom and you would like to put it underneath your bed, you should choose a rug big enough to leave a solid 18-24 inches of carpet around the edges of your bed and bedside furniture. If you have a king or queen-sized bed, a 9 by 12-foot rug usually does the trick.

Considering what room your rug is going to be in will really help you in choosing the best area rug for that space.

2. What Purpose Will Your Area Rug Serve?

Is it meant to cushion the floor? Make your home appear more pleasing? Or perhaps your rug is meant to enlarge your room or draw the eyes to a certain spot. Is it purely an aesthetic decision?

All of these questions will help you in determining which area rug will be best for your home. If you are choosing an area rug that is purely aesthetical in a low foot-traffic area, rug material is far less important than the rug design. On the flip side of that, if you are choosing a rug for a high traffic area such as an entryway, you should prioritize a durable design.

3. First Determine How Big Of An Area Rug You Need

After you’ve decided the room and the purpose of your area rug, you will need to measure the space where you wish to place the rug. Eyeballing dimensions rarely works and often ends with an ill-fitting rug that affects your room’s aesthetic.

Measure everything twice and write it down, that way when you go to pick out your area rug you can do so with confidence.

4. Choose A Material That Will Last

Durability plays a huge part in choosing an area rug that will work for your home. Choosing a high-quality fabric will ensure that your area rug maintains its beautiful appearance for a long amount of time and will last for many years.

High-quality area rugs have the ability to last for multiple years even in high foot traffic areas in your home, so choose one that is both beautiful and durable to compliment your room. You don’t have to sacrifice beauty for quality, you can find an area rug that fulfills both your aesthetic goals as well as practical needs.

5. Choose A Pattern That Compliments Your Aesthetic

Your home likely has an aesthetic. Whether you can pinpoint exactly what it is or not it is definitely there. If you are already familiar with your design style and aesthetic preferences, choosing a complimentary area rug should be no problem at all.

If you’re unsure about what your home aesthetic is, take some time to evaluate the furniture and patterns within your home. Usually, you will find that there is a common theme, color, or pattern throughout your house that you find aesthetically pleasing.

Another thing that may help is looking up home decor styles online and seeing which one you resonate with most. The difference in indoor aesthetics can entirely change up the type of rug you should be searching for so if you are able to determine your style you will also be able to narrow down your search.

Find The Best Area Rug For Your Home Today

You may find that after all your searching you haven’t been able to find an area rug that resonates with you and your aesthetic vision for your home. If this is the case don’t despair! There are other options.

An affordable way to custom design an area rug for your home is by opting to create your rug made from carpet remnants. These rugs are called carpet remnant rugs and are virtually limitless in design and material. Carpet remnants are small pieces of carpet that are leftover from carpeting projects and are typically sold in bundles at an affordable price.

Here at Remnant King Carpet, we are pleased to stock a wide range of carpet remnants that can easily be crafted into beautiful, custom area rugs for your home. Our team of carpet professionals can help you create the perfect area rug for your home by converting the bundle of remnants you’ve chosen into a fashionable home piece.

Contact Remnant King Carpet today to speak with one of our team about our carpeting or custom area rug services.

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