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4 Top Tips for Choosing a Living Room Rug for 2016

4 Top Tips for Choosing a Living Room Rug for 2016

There’s nothing that ties a living room together quite like the right rug. If you’re on the lookout for a new living room rug for 2016 and beyond, the expert team here at Rugs Direct has a few handy tips for you. So here’s your living room rug shopping checklist…

4. Make the most of the space with an area rug

Generally speaking, the living room is one of the largest rooms in any house. Because of this, you can’t expect a small rug to really be sufficient as a centrepiece for your living room. That’s where an area rug really comes into its own. Designed to be large enough to fill the central area of a living room, area rugs should be your first port of call when exploring the living room rug options.

3. Create a cosy atmosphere with a shaggy rug

Nothing brings texture and character to a room quite like a lovely shaggy rug with a sumptuously deep pile. Because the living room is used so much, and by so many people, a shaggy rug is a great choice. It’s perfectly soft for when the kids are playing on it, and it adds a lovely sense of warmth and homeliness to the living room at the same time. It’s a win-win!

2. Don’t forget the underlay

This one mainly applies if you have a hardwood or other form of smooth flooring in your living room. If so, you really will need some anti-slip underlay to insert underneath your new living room rug. Available in a wide range of sizes as per your specifications, rug underlay is an easy way to stop rugs from slipping and to ensure your living room looks neat at all times.

1. Be sure your new living room rug fits your décor

Our final tip relates to the actual design and patterning of your living room rug. Before you make your choice, always compare the design you’re looking at with the existing décor of your room. Even just holding a photo up in front of the room is enough to give you a sense of whether they’ll play together nicely. This tip can really save you from having to switch living room rugs time and again until you find the perfect one.

Here at Rugs Direct, we offer a huge range of living room rugs in an array of shapes, sizes, colours, and patterns. Explore the website today or simply call our friendly team on 0845 838 8638.



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