3 Elements in Choosing the Right Rug

Your rug should contain these three elements…


Picking the right rug can be overwhelming as the options are endless. The right one can finish a space to perfection, while the wrong one can make a room feel off balance or bare. These three main elements when looking for a rug makes the experience enjoyable and easy.

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1. Colour

Rug living area

The first step to picking a rug is establishing your colour scheme. If your space contains a lot of colour and pattern, you may want to stick with a single-coloured rug. A neutral or a shade that compliments your existing furnishings, in this case, would be best. If you’re looking for a rug with a colour scheme on its own, it’s best to work around the rug before adding in furnishings.

2. Texture

Rug Living Room

A room with a combination of different textures feels rich and layered. An easy way to set this tone is by paying attention to the rug. Let your existing decor guide you, and aim for contrast. Soft fabric with something smooth and hard while a sleek looks great with a longer, fluffier pile.

3. Size

Rug Bedroom

An inaccurately sized rug can throw off the ambience of the entire room, even if the furniture is amazing. A rug should fit the size of your seating area and be as large as possible within it. The ideal situation is when all the legs of furniture are on the rug, but front-legs-only is a common practice.

Are you looking to find the right rug for your space but need help? The team at Lionsgate Design would love to assist you. Call our studio now to get more information and schedule an appointment with a designer.

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