Rooms with hardwood, stone, tile or other similar flooring can particularly benefit from a well-
placed rug. But an indoor rug, especially a large area rug, can make or break a room.
A poorly made rug that doesn't match your interior decorating will only detract from the beauty of your home. However, the ideal rug that is the right materials, design and size can instantly pull a room together.
The type of material the rug is made out of is more important than you might think. A plain low-pile carpet-style rug can do very well in high traffic rooms, especially if it is thick. These are great as runners in a hallway, interior entrance rugs and use in kitchens alongside counters where you spend a lot of time while cooking. If your living room or bedroom is already very "busy" and bold, in terms of color palettes and current decor, these rugs will work well since they are versatile.
If you're decorating the room around your choice of rug or the room is already fairly simple in decor, you may want to opt for a rug material with more texture. A high-pile shag rug can look luxurious under a beautiful bed frame or even in the living room. Or you could opt for something different like a jute area rug.
The color and pattern of the rug is an important choice. Using the same advice when choosing a material type, try to keep your rug's color low-key if the room is already brightly designed. This
doesn't mean you have to be boring- just try to choose a rug that compliments without clashing with the rest of the style in the room. Similarly, if the room is already very neutral a rug is a great option for livening it up. Go for a bold color or if you really love neutrals, at least try a different pattern such as chevron.
Nothing looks quite as bad as a too small rug. It will only look out of place and make the room seem unfinished and unprofessional. The size of the rug is dependent on the room and the furniture within it. The proportions should have a good balance. For example- in a living room setting you will want the rug to cover the seating area which means it should be large enough to go under the first set of legs of the sofa, love-seat, chairs, etc.
Don't be tempted to go too large with the rug either, especially in a smaller room. General professional designers will agree that the rug should be 6"- 12" from the wall.
If you have yet to include a rug in your home interior design, visit your local home decor store to get some ideas. A gorgeous rug may be just the thing to transform your home from mediocre to outstanding.