The rug- not just an accessory
A rug is no more an accessory for your house- it has a rug décor of its own, adding in to your house in its own special way. In fact, such is the effect of having the right rug in your home is that many designers now advise homeowners to get the rug first and the rest of the furniture later. One more advantage of doing that is the choice in terms of rugs is more limiting as compared to other elements-, which means you can easily get rest of the things in sync with your rugs, as compared to the other way.
The color, texture and size trio
The three things that you must pay attention to while looking for the perfect rug décor are the color, texture and the size of the rug, in that particular order. Begin with the color- go with a neutral shade, or something you feel would go best with the furniture that you have (or are planning to buy). Next, go with the texture of the rug- keep partiality and usage of the rug in mind as you browse for textures, including whether those with low mobility or children will be moving around on it a lot or not.
Lastly, the size of the rug needs special consideration as well. You do not want a rug that is too large or extra small, or one that does not align perfectly with the room. Your rug is what will define the conversation area of the living room, and it should be big enough to accommodate at least the front legs of the furniture that are in the room.
Mistakes- what you must avoid
One of the most common mistakes that people make is delaying it until the end. As you begin to design your room or home from scratch, selecting a rug first is what will help you create an impact and tie the entire room together. If you go for rug shopping last, then you might end up waiting months for that perfect piece to come by. Another common mistake that people who are generally looking for a unique piece or vintage rugs make is to miss some significant discounts. Do not underestimate the power of eBay and thrift stores as you go rug shopping- there is a lot that you can find and save on!
These tips are not that hard to follow- and when done properly, your rug décor mission will be a success for sure!