Top Tips for Choosing the Perfect Rug

When decorating your home space, it’s important to ensure the different elements within the space come together to work as one. The rug you choose can have a huge impact on bringing the room together, helping to create a cosy and homely space.

We’ve put together our top tips to help you choose the perfect rug for your home, whatever your theme, budget or space.


The rug you choose should be fastened beneath your furniture. Rugs that sit in the middle of a room can look good when they serve a purpose like separating areas between kitchens and living rooms or within a bathroom. For larger spaces such as living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms, larger rugs that sit beneath multiple pieces of furniture can create a cosy feel.


If your home is lacking design, it can be incorporated nicely through your rug. If your home features muted, minimal colours, you could choose a rug with pops of colour or a contrast in texture. If your home is your colourful haven, choosing different textures will add some interest to the space.


Before you settle on a rug style, do some research to find out what else is available. Have in mind what kind of atmosphere you’d like to create within your home. A rug used to cover the majority of the area doesn’t need to coincide with everything else in the room, but it should fit well with the textures and tones of any existing furniture.

High or Low Pile

Something often dismissed by those buying a new rug is the kind of pile they want; low, medium or high. Low pile rugs are generally the sturdier option when compared to high pile, and they are also easier to keep clean and are less expensive. Rugs with longer piles tend to be more soft and comfortable underfoot, helping rooms to appear cosy.


Your lifestyle should help you to determine what kind of rug you need in your home. Do you have young children or pets? If yes, a white rug with a high pile should be out of the question. If you think your rug will have a lot of wear and tear, a flat weave rug with a pattern could work well to help hide any stains.

At Hardy Carpets, we know the right rug can completely transform a home. At our three showrooms, you will find lots of rugs in many sizes, shapes, styles and colours to suit your lifestyle. With hundreds of different designs in stocks, why not visit one of our showrooms today? For more information, you can get in touch via our contact page.