By Ernesta Imma. Rugs. Wednesday, January 10th 2018, 19:21:10 PM.
Know what room you want it to be positioned so as to know a rug's function; whether it stands as a mere floor covering or a wall décor. Pondering on a rug's function will allow you to consider the material of the rug. For rooms with heavy foot traffic like living rooms and dining areas choose a rug that is made with fibers that are resilient to dirt and stains; specifically natural fibers like wool. If you wish to use an area rug as a wall décor (like tapestries) choose rugs made of natural silk; since silk tends to last better than other natural materials because of its delicate and lustrous quality.
Hallway Rugs. Depending on the size of the hallways in your home you will likely need a long narrow area rug - or runner - for this space. In order to achieve a balanced look and find the right size rug for your hallway keep in mind that the rug you select should be two to four inches narrower than the width of your hallway and 18 to 24 inches shorter than your hallway's total length.
Basic Tips for Choosing Area Rugs. When selecting an area rug size matters. In fact the size of the rug is one of the most important aspects to consider. While color style and design are obviously important factors in achieving the overall desired look the size of the rug will ultimately determine if the rug looks like it belongs in the room or was haphazardly tossed on the floor without much thought.