Rugs can also unify a room or add a spot of color to a neutral space. In a loft or in an awkwardly shaped room, rugs can create “rooms within a room.” Here are some tips on how to choose a rug for your home:

1) Proportion. Not having a rug that is too small or that drowns out the furniture is important. Make sure that all the furniture surrounding the rug is placed at least halfway on top of the rug.

2.) Play with style. If your furniture is contemporary, go with a more traditional rug style and pattern. If  you have traditional furniture, bring in interest by pairing with a modern rug.

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3.) Don’t over do it. It can be a little overwhelming for large rooms to have too many rugs, so try and choose the furniture arrangements that could really benefit by having a rug.

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