December 22, 2020 4 min read

There are three major factors to consider when shopping for a rug: style, size, and material. This article will give you guidelines to follow when searching rugs for living room area and send you to a link that allows you to choose area rugs specifically made for a living room.

This article will go into depth on how to choose the style that reflects you, what size rugs for living room looks best, and the material that would be best for a living room. When reading the articles keep in mind the purpose of a living room, your vision of that room, and what you want the room to say about you and your mentality. Being intentional and conscious about this process will give you the best results.  

 

STYLE

Introduction into choosing a style:

When choosing a rug for the living, think about how it will be used, and more importantly, who you are. Are you the type that enjoys entertaining friends and family or are you the type to watch TV after a long day of work? When taking a step into the living room, how do you want others, along with yourself, to feel. Identify the vision(s) of the living room and find a rug that matches the environment(s). Bringing that vision to life is what success is, which can only be manifested if one knows themselves and is intentional in the buying process.

Choosing the Right Piece:

The rug is usually one of the last pieces to be chosen in a room. So instead of focusing on finding the perfect rug, we suggest taking a step back and looking at what you have already created. Look at the big picture and define the interior design style that you may, or may not have, consciously created, and define the environment you are going for. There are two ways about defining the style: through your personality and through interior style pieces.

We believe that the personality of the individual is linked with the interior style, but some people do not think in that manner. For example, someone who is focused, determined, and conscious of their time would not want a lot of furniture and accents to distract them from their bigger purpose, therefore, they might only include what is necessary, making them resonate with a minimalist interior design style.

Some homes already have the atmosphere defined, such as urban living, a cottage home, or a traditional home. If the architecture is already to your liking, then capitalize on what is already there and bring pieces that will enhance your vision. This, however, is not a path that has to be enforced by following a set of rules. Make it your own, add your personality to what is already created.


Read articles about Personality and Interior Design Styles to determine what style you mostly identify with. 


SIZE


Purpose of a living room rug: To connect with loved ones. This room is the anchor of any relationship. It is the place where memories are created and the place where one can relax. Having this space be attractive and relaxing, will attract people. When people gather at a particular location, they communicate which only builds stronger bonds. Below are some design tips that will enhance the beauty of the living room when buying a rug. Just like how the living room is the anchor of a strong family, let the rug be the piece that brings the room together.

  • The rug should be large enough to cover the table and at least the two front legs of sofa and main chairs on the rug.
  • Leave at least 1ft of space between the rug and the wall to create a cleaner aesthetic.

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MATERIAL

The purpose of a living room is for relaxation and family gatherings. A living room is a high traffic area which purpose is to unite families. With family gathering comes food, dirt from shoes and usually pets. As we all know, food does not usually stay on the plate or in one's mouth, therefore the rug must be durable and easy to clean. Budget, kids and pets are somethings that should be considered when looking for the right material. There are many different types of materials that are used to create a rug. Read this article will help you understand why we suggest these materials for a living room. 

 

Natural Material: High Durable & Washable: 

  • Wool - Cost: high
  • Sisal - Cost: Low
  • Seagrass - Cost: High 

 

Synthetic Material: High Durability & Washable 

  • Polyester - Cost: Medium 
  • Nylon - Cost: High
  • Polypropylene - Cost: Low

 

The living room is the room where my siblings and I played games together, watched TV after school, where we fought and were forced by our mother to make up, stayed up past our bedtimes to watch movies and eat popcorn without our parents’ consent, the place we slept at when we were too tired to go to our rooms. If there was not a room for all of us to gather, the connections and bonds with my siblings would not have been as strong.

How do you want the living room to make you feel in ten, twenty years? What memories will you make? Is it with a significant other, kids, friends or is it just you and a pet? Whatever and whoever is in your circle, make sure to create an environment, when looking back, can create a sense of nostalgia and a longing. 

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