There’s something about rugs that create a transformational effect to any room. From changing the look to shifting the mood, rugs can brighten a dark room and bring about a more refreshing feeling. Rugs can also enhance your décor and tie the room together, making it look more cohesive and even seamless.

The question is how do you choose the perfect rug for your interior décor?

Investing in a good quality rug is the first place to begin because you want something that will stand up to the wear and tear over a long period of time. The next thing to consider is the area of the room because different rugs suit different areas.

This rug made of woven natural gray wool will look good in your living room. Its ivory, over tufted, tribal inspired design adds texture to a plain looking floor while complementing the design of your pillows, coffee table, and other décor.

Rugs are also ideal for areas of your home that you want to highlight and draw attention to, just like this Preserved Boxwood Rectangular Topiary. What a perfect match! Its natural evergreen foliage preserved while freshly picked, looks and feels like living boxwood. Supported by natural willow branches, this rectangular topiary is potted in a contemporary all footed planter finished in satin black.

When choosing the perfect rug for your interior décor, consider your lifestyle as well. If you have young children or pets, you’ll want to choose a rug that’s durable and easy to clean like wool. A dark-colored patterned rug will also hide stains or dirt in high-activity areas.

The size of your rug is another factor to consider when choosing the perfect rug for your interior décor. For family rooms, select a size that covers at least the length and width of your furniture. This 5 x 7. Hampton Gold Rug which also comes in 7x 9 is a good size to bring together pieces of furniture for a more intimate effect.

For dining rooms, a rug should be large enough to allow space for chairs, even when pulled away from the table just like this photo from our project gallery.

Colors and patterns make a huge difference when choosing the perfect rug for your interior décor. Make sure that whatever you choose will complement whatever you have in your room. If your primary furniture is a solid color for instance, it’s nice to have a patterned rug. On the other hand, if your furniture already has an elaborate design or pattern, a solid-colored rug would really work well.

Looking for more floor rug ideas? Check out our collection of quality rugs for inspiration!