Area Rug - ©Iriana Shiyan

At Floor Coverings International Flagstaff, we know how important the right area rug can be to creating the interior of your dreams. Area rugs add comfort, warmth, and style to any room– but knowing all of a rug’s benefits can pack on the pressure as homeowners try to choose the right fit for their space.

Every interior project is different, but we’ve compiled a few tips and tricks that we’ve seen customers use successfully in the past to choose the area rug that makes their space feel like home.

Start with the rug

This trick works best for those homeowners who want to build their entire room around their area rug. If you choose a rug you love first, you can easily craft your paint and décor to fit its design. Starting your room with your area rug also guarantees that your rug is the focal point of your space.

Size smartly

The experts recommend different sizing based on the room your rug will furnish.

For hallways and entryways: Design experts recommend choosing an area rug that is the same width or a few inches less than the doorways of these spaces. The goal in selecting a rug this size is to complement, but not overwhelm, the space.

For living rooms and family rooms: To truly highlight your rug as a focal point, select an area rug that is about two feet smaller around its edge than the room it furnishes. This will draw the eye immediately to your rug as well as make your entire space look larger.

For bathrooms: Because bathrooms tend to be the smallest rooms in your home, they’re a great place to experiment with a variety of sizes and shapes for your area rug. Consider round rugs to highlight the space without making it feel cramped.

Go bold

For an area rug to be worth your while, it should be noticeable. Choose patterns and colors that make you smile and then build your room with complementary tones. Brightly colored rugs hosted in otherwise neutral rooms add depth and dimension to the space, which is sure to wow your friends and family. 

Searching for more flooring tips and tricks to bring your space to life? Our local experts at Floor Coverings International, serving the Sedona and Flagstaff, Arizona areas, are here to help. Give us a call today! We’re proud to offer free, in-home, consultations to help you meet all of your flooring needs.

Photo: Iriana Shiyan