How to Select Your New Living Room Rug


Decorating your home is an exciting process. From the lighting that you choose for the living room to the drapes you pick out for the front windows, each piece adds to the overall aesthetic and vibe of your home. Maybe you want a boho-chic style or a glamorous look; each piece plays into the atmosphere you are going for. One piece that can pull an entire room together, outside of your major furniture pieces, is an area rug. But, how do you choose a rug that compliments the furniture that you already have in your living room?




Rugs are available in various textures and made of various fabrics and materials. One of the most popular textures when it comes to rugs is wool. However, there are many more options. Each texture will provide a different look and feel for your space. When you look at different textures of rugs for your living space, you want to consider the upkeep required, the price point, as well as the aesthetic properties. For example, if your living room is a high traffic area, a shaggy rug might not be the best option as the shag will be hard to manage.




The furniture in your living room plays a major role in the size of rug you should purchase. If your living room has a large sectional couch that creates a centered area, an area rug that fits in that centered space would be perfect to pull it all together. On the other hand, if you have furniture that is a more open layout format, you can play around with larger rugs or medium-sized rugs. What you don’t want to do is use a rug that is too small. It will make the space seem stunted and awkward. The rug should exceed the edges of your furniture to make your living room appear more spacious rather than cramped or disjointed.




Above everything, the color of your rug is among the most important selections. Your furniture and the color of your rug don’t have to match. In fact, they shouldn’t match exactly. Choose a rug color that compliments the rest of the room, including your couch, wall color, and other decor. An area rug is a great way to pull all of the colors in the room together so that the space has a sense of fluidity in design. You can go bold, muted, or subtle; it all depends on the overall feel you want to create.


Choosing the right rug for your home doesn’t have to be a difficult experience. Good’s Furniture’s website provides the drapable feature, which allows users to virtually match rugs to furniture options to get a feel for how the two will look together. The shopping process is easier, more fun, and eliminates the guessing game so that you can find the perfect rug for your home.