How to Choose the Perfect Rug
When choosing a rug for a desired room, it is helpful to consider the key furniture within the room, and have an idea of the ‘configuration’ that appeals to you. We have made plan views for a range of room types, and placed rugs of varying sizes to give an indication of the relative size. This is a helpful starting point to view and select your ideal room configuration.
Also, it is useful to have an idea of the rug’s minimum and maximum length and width that will suit the intended space/room. Handmade rugs are made to standard sizes, but as they are hand-made there is often variation in these sizes (this may be up to 10 centimetres).
A key consideration when selecting a rug, is whether the rug is to be centrepiece of the room, or a more subtle item that adds aesthetic interest.
Rugs that feature more rich and bold colours are generally the classic and Persian rugs. This is due to the historic prevalence of vegetable dyed wool. There is also the option of a contemporary rug with vibrant and rich colours.
Having said that, with classic design rugs that have been produced more recently, many feature creams and pastel colours. Also, in our contemporary rugs you will find subtle and muted colours, such as taupe, terracotta, peach, grey, silver.
Another factor to be considered is whether you prefer motifs on your rug such as geometric or floral, or prefer an abstract or plain design.