Choosing a carpet is equivalent to giving character and personality to a room. In fact, tastes, preferences and needs may change, but the interior designers all agree: a rug is the ideal investment to add a touch of color and warmth to any part of the house.
And if you are ready to furnish a new space or wish to renew it with the coming spring, you just have to choose your favorite model always paying attention to sizes, materials, colors and proportions , able to change, if not even upset completely the shape of a room.
Below we have compiled eight practical tips for you to choose the best rugs for your home: the next step is to imagine laying them on the floor and enjoying that pleasant feeling of comfort and harmony.
Why choose a carpet?
To fill a space or simply to make a cold or wooden floor more comfortable, a carpet is an excellent alternative to create a warm and comfortable atmosphere by integrating luxury and softness within reach even in the most minimal environments.
What are your home habits?
Before buying one (or more than one), evaluate all the practical aspects of having a carpet at home. Just like any other piece of furniture, in fact, carpets will also have to adapt to the lifestyle of the house, defying wear, stains and the presence of children and pets. Once you have thought about these points you will be able to understand which are the best materials and patterns for your carpet.
A rug for every room and function
Different carpets fit different areas. Another point therefore to take into consideration is certainly the room in which you are going to place it and how it is used. Do you like to snuggle in front of the fireplace in the living room? Better to choose a thicker carpet. Are you looking for a purely ornamental object? Invest in a carpet with bold or patterned motifs. Do you need to furnish a kitchen or a bathroom? Choose a durable and easy to clean Seagrass rug.
Proportions and positions
Beautiful large carpets that extend almost the entire room, but remember that its function is not to cover an ugly floor. To create maximum impact, always keep proportions in mind and try to arrange the furniture (especially beds, tables and sofas) on the carpet and not balanced on the edges. Generally it is preferable that the carpet is at least twenty centimeters wider than the furniture positioned on it so that the room is proportionate and harmonious.
Never forget to measure space by preferring to guess or trust instinct. The carpet is in fact among the accessories that must best adapt to the spaces and have the correct dimensions. Undecided what to do? Try spreading some newspaper sheets on the surface of the floor you intend to cover imagining it is your carpet: it will give you an idea of the most suitable dimensions and how it all fits together in the room.