Looking for the perfect living room rug, but overwhelmed by options? Don’t worry - our Rug Buying Guide is here to help! Whether you’re trying to decide on the perfect bedroom rug, looking for the ideal practical kitchen rug, or investing in a large living room rug, read on for our top tips on choosing the right rug for your home.
Stuck on what size to choose? Here are our standard sizes of rugs, and where each one of them works the best in your home…
Ideal for high traffic areas or busy households, flat weave rugs are the most hardwearing option, created by using a tighter, flattened weaving process. Available in solid colours or patterns, and great for living rooms, hallways, dining spaces and kitchens.
For sink-in softness, opt for a deep pile rug - there’s truly nothing better to add cosy luxury to bedroom and living room floors. Our teddy style rugs are great in lower traffic areas, both as kids rugs and in adult bedrooms, as well as cosy living rooms and home offices.
Choosing a patterned living room rug is a great way to make a bold statement - but they also work well to jazz up bedrooms, dining rooms, kitchens and hallways. Patterned rugs are available in many styles, from modern to traditional, with prints including leaves and flowers, geometric designs, and of course, the classic persian rug.
If your thing is more about colour and texture than a bold pattern, a plain rug could be just the ticket. Plain green rugs are a popular choice for nature lovers, or choose a classic grey rug that will coordinate with everything. Deep pile plain rugs are a great option to add flat colour to your space, and blue or navy rugs are very popular for boys’ bedrooms and home offices.
Our range of indoor outdoor rugs, designed to be used in the garden or indoors, are ideal for brightening up your patio or conservatory. Garden rugs are designed to withstand all kinds of weather, making them a great practical option that can create a cosier feel in any area of your home.
Jute rugs are made from natural fibre, that are woven into a stylish, textured rug. They’re low maintenance, easy to clean and biodegradable, so make a great option for low to medium traffic areas if you’re concerned about the eco-credentials of your furniture.
Most of our rugs come in large, medium and small sizes, suited to different areas of the home. If you’re unsure what size to go for, try mapping out different sizes in your space with masking tape or newspaper for a visual guide. Our large rugs measure 200x290cm and are great for large living rooms, or the ideal size to place under a double bed. Our 160x230cm medium rugs are ideal underneath a rectangular six-person dining table, or work well as area rugs, allowing you to easily divide big rooms into different zones. Our 120x170cm small rugs are about the same size as the average two seater sofa, and work perfectly under coffee tables, or for compact spaces like small bedrooms and home offices. Small rugs can also be used to enhance one area in a larger room by creating a focal point. Other than these standard sizes, there are also runner rugs - are longer, thinner styles, perfectly suited to hallways, smaller bedrooms or galley style kitchens
Jute rugs have become more popular during the last few years - they’re stylish, available in a range of colours, and made from a biodegradable material, so make a great option for your home. As they have a medium pile, they are best situated in low-to-medium traffic areas.
It’s best to choose a hard wearing, low maintenance and easy-to-clean rug for a kitchen, like a flat weave rug. If you have a galley style kitchen, a runner rug is a great option to brighten up the space and make it feel wider than it is.
Actually, a dark rug does the opposite of making a room feel bigger, drawing the walls in and making the room feel smaller. However, if you’re trying to add a cosy, cocooning feel to a room - like in a cavernous bedroom or living room - choosing a dark option like a black rug or navy rug is a good option. If it’s creating a spacious feel you’re after though, go for lighter colours - a classic cream rug or pristine white rug are both great options.
If you’re lucky enough to have a large living room, you have plenty of options when it comes to choosing a rug. To create a cosy feel, you can opt for a dark toned rug - perhaps a deep pile grey rug, or geometric patterned black and white rug. If you want to make the space feel light and airy, a white rug or cream rug is the ideal choice. As for size, you can accommodate a single large living room rug, or divide the space into smaller zones by layering different sizes and styles of rugs. The choice is yours!
A classic place to put your rug in the bedroom is underneath the bed, so it extends out either side and also at the foot end. Large rugs are best for this, especially if you have a double bed or larger. Smaller rugs can also look great in this position, either placed further down towards the foot end, or higher towards the head end. A pair of matching runner rugs can also look great down either side of a double bed, or for single beds positioned against a wall, simply tucking your rug under the side of the bed is a great way to enjoy its plushness every time you get out of bed.
As long as you choose the right size, a large rug can actually make a room look larger - at least in comparison to several smaller rugs, or no rug at all. Choose a lighter, neutral colour, with some texture for interest, in a solid colour or a minimal pattern. It can also make a small room feel larger by adding depth and visual weighting to an otherwise flat floor.
A gorgeous rug can be an investment for your home, so you’ll want to keep it looking pristine for as long as possible. Follow our tips below to ensure your rug stays in tip-top condition for as long as possible!
Clean spills immediately. Blot with absorbent cloth; do not rub.
Spot clean with a solution of water and mild detergent.
Do not machine wash or dry, this could damage the fibres of the rug.
Vacuum your rug regularly to ensure that is dust and allergen free.
Occasional professional cleaning is recommended.