Choosing the perfect rug may not be as easy as it sounds, especially when there are so many online choices to choose from. But don’t worry, I’m going to break down the selection process to help you find your perfect rug!
As an interior designer and former home staging business owner, I have a lot of experience in choosing that perfect rug. The top categories I consider when choosing a rug for clients and as a homeowner are style, scale, durability and functionality. It’s equally important for me to take consumer reviews and budget friendly options into consideration.
I am currently working on a dining room makeover project and if you’ve read my blogs before, you know I love my DIY projects (so be sure to check out my kitchen DIY blog). Part of my current dining room project required a new rug that tied into the space and gave it that farmhouse feel that I was looking for.
Let’s expand on the categories and how I chose the perfect rug for my dining room makeover project.
I want to first talk about style and how that drives a portion of my decision making. A rug doesn’t need to match everything perfectly in a room, but it should work with the tones and textures of the existing furnishings and walls. You’ll also want to consider how the pattern will work with your décor.
My dining room is neutral and I needed a rug that was going to add dimension and balance with my existing furniture. The Deena Rug from Boutique Rugs was exactly what I was looking for. The decorative border and central medallion gave the room dimension, while the subtle tones of charcoal, medium gray and brown complemented my furniture.
My next deciding factor is scale, meaning how the rug relates to the size of the room. For example when I chose my dining room rug, the size of the room and the size of my dining table dictated the size of the rug I needed for the space. In a dining room, you want to choose a rug that is large enough for the room but doesn’t extend too far beyond the dining room chairs. When in doubt, a good rule of thumb is that your area rug should fit entirely or at least partially under all main furniture of the room.
Durability is another important component when choosing a rug. You’ll want to consider your lifestyle and the function of the room. If you have children or pets, you may want a rug that is more durable and can be easily cleaned, such machine washable rugs. Boutique Rugs offers many different machine washable rugs, which means you don’t have to sacrifice style for function! You’ll also want to consider the pile as part of the functionality of an area rug. For instance, a high pile rug is not a good option for a dining room. The Deena Rug is a medium pile rug, but it looks and feels more like a low pile rug. This allows my chairs to easily move in and out of the dining table.
Now let’s talk about the consumer side of me and how reviews and pricing are also a big part of my decision making.
Finding that perfect rug that checks off all the boxes of your search criteria can be overwhelming. Shopping online is a smart choice for options and pricing, but let’s face it, online shopping only multiplies the uncertainty. This is where reading reviews come into play and why they are so important in helping you make a confident decision. Often, you’ll be able to read about the feel, the look and the colors of the item from previous purchasers, as well as view “real life” images to determine if the colors are right for your space. I was pleased to see that Boutique Rugs have thousands of customer reviews on their rugs and other home accents.
Last, but not least, let’s touch on pricing. We all love a good bargain and I found that Boutique Rugs has so much to offer in consumer savings. With free U.S. shipping and free returns within 60-days, as well as a rewards program, their pricing structure really is unbeatable. On top of that, I want to give you an example of how you can save even more money with my code ROXYHOMELIVING. I’ll use my new Deena Rug as an example. The purchase price for the 7’10” x 10’3” rug is $469, but with my 10% off coupon code (ROXYHOMELIVING) the new price is $422.10! Combine these savings with free shipping and the comfort of knowing you have 60 days for a free return, definitely makes for an awesome bargain!
I hope these pointers help you choos the perfect rug for your space…but don’t let it be just any rug, let it be a Boutique Rug and here are my personal reasons why.
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Jun 8, 2023