Creating a cozy space in your home begins with a solid foundation of a stylish area rug to match the design of the room. There are many choices; picking the perfect rug may seem intimidating. With so many options for materials, sizes, and customizations it’s easy to make mistakes when purchasing a new area rug. These common area rug-buying mistakes to avoid will save you from irritating returns or extra purchases.
When purchasing a brand-new area rug, especially online, envisioning it in your home can seem impossible. Your area rug purchase should be a carefully considered, strategical decision. The rug supplier will be on your side the entire way. Ask your supplier about their rug samples before making the full commitment. At Koeckritz Rugs, we provide five free samples per household to make your area rug decision easier. Using these samples to decide on a pile height, color, or style of rug will ensure a final product you’ll enjoy.
Before purchasing your new area rug, it’s essential you pick the location and measure the exact area it’d take up. With the measurements, you can either buy a custom area rug or look for ready-made rugs that fit snugly within the zone. Not only will measuring the space you need for an area rug ensure all desired furniture can fit on top of it, but you’ll also get an idea of where to take your room’s design once that’s done. Remember, furniture doesn’t always need to fit completely on top of the rug. It can sit half on, half off—as long as your furniture placement symmetrical.
Measurements are also essential for precise hallways or stairways that require entry rugs or stair treads.
A high-quality interior design is important for any piece of furniture you place in your home—this applies to area rugs as well. Often, you can solve this purchasing mistake by taking advantage of rug samples, as mentioned previously. However, it’s not always possible to tell when a rug’s full majesty will overpower or underwhelm a room’s design from its sample alone. For example, a minimalist room design could benefit from a pop of excitement with a loud rug design, or you could stay safe with a neutral rug—whatever you do, consider each room’s design before putting a rug in it (even if it’s one you’ve fallen in love with.)
By taking note of these common area rug-buying mistakes to avoid, you’ll find the perfect area rug for any room of your house on the first try. Koeckritz Rugs can help you pick out the perfect high-quality area rug to fit into any room’s design.