September 10, 2017

Guest Post || Rug Mountain - Buying A Rug - Family

The living room - a place where we come together as a family and wind down, where we spend our rainy weekends playing games and entertaining. When it comes to choosing the perfect rug here’s quite a lot to consider, so we’ve decided to team up with the folks over at Rug Mountain to give you a little more information.

Buying A Rug - Family

First up and maybe one of the most important factors when it comes to purchasing anything for a family home; durability. Just like with any flooring cover, you need to take into consideration the amount of traffic that the rug is going to receive. If you are running a busy home then you would need to stray towards a product that was of a higher quality to ensure it’s able to withstand any wear and tear that it may see in a home full of hustle and bustle!

Another thing you will need to consider is the colour of the rug, of course this will be mostly down to your own personal preference but there are natural factors that can help contribute to your decision. Lets start with the colour scheme of your living room, this is probably going to be one of the biggest contributing factors when it comes to choosing your rug. Of course there are an array of colours available from most rug retailers so it shouldn’t be difficult to find one that fits in with your style. Whilst choosing the colour it is important to consider your family life, for example if you do have young children then getting a light coloured rug may not be the best idea just in case of any accidents! As well as this, if you have any pets etc then the lifespan of a lighter rug is much more limited than that of a dark rug - which are much easier to conceal mishaps!

Rugs to avoid:

In our humble opinion we would advise against using longer pile rugs, which also includes shaggy rugs. Although these types of rugs are undeniably comfortable they aren’t the most ideal choice if you have children who are going to be constantly walking over them or playing on them. This is because over time their soft texture will wear away, leaving you with a less desirable rug. Another off-putting aspect of a longer pile rug is that they will retain dirt and dust a lot easier than other rugs, which isn't the nicest thought when you have little ones.

Current trends:

At the moment there’s a lot of focus on Scandinavian style decor, which is ideal for the world of rugs. The simplicity of this allows for a stunning feature rug, mainly focusing on pastel tones; blues, greens and greys. Accompanied with textured cushions, throws and various accessories you can easily create the sought after look in your own home.

Of course, as mentioned above, everyone has their own personal choice and you always have the option of taking the rug up when it comes to play time but they can also act as great protectors for your actual floor. Let me know your thoughts, what kind of rug would you prefer to have in your home?

For more help with choosing the perfect rug for your home or simply some gorgeous rug inspo, pop over to Rug mountain to see more.

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