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Stylish sectional with colourful area rug and vases on the window sill.

If you are looking for an easy way to bring new life to a room in your home, then we recommend updating your area rug. Area rugs not only help to ground a space by working with the other furniture and decorative elements in your room, they also add colour and dimension.

 

The amount of selection available in area rugs can feel overwhelming. There are more styles, fabric options, colour options, and size options than ever before. Here are a few key considerations to keep in mind when looking for a new area rug:

 

1.    Budget

 

Have a budget in mind before you go shopping. If you want a good quality rug that will last and wear well, then be prepared to spend accordingly. Some stores will offer cheaply-priced area rugs, but be prepared to replace them frequently as you will get what you pay for.

 

2.    Size

 

Measure your space before heading out to shop. If you are looking for a larger living room rug, be sure to measure the floor space — including six inches on either side of your sofa. If you’re measuring a dining room, aim to include 18 inches beyond the edge of your table.

 

3. Material

 

Consider where the area rug will be placed. If it’s going to be used in a bedroom, you may want it to be more plush and warm — you may want to consider a wool or silk rug. If you are using it as a runner, you may want it to be less dense and more durable — you may want to consider a sisal or synthetic rug.

 

4. Placement

 

Take into account where your area rug will be placed, as you don’t want any trip hazards. If it is placed by a door, you want to be sure that the door will be able to clear the rug to easily open and close.

 

This spring, try adding some colour into your room with a Kalora area rug. Visit us at Smitty’s, and our expert interior decorators will help you choose the perfect area rug for your space.

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