As you might know, picking the right rug can be a tricky decision. Therefore, here is our rug school with sketches where you can easily get tips on what to consider before buying a new rug. The idea to use rugs developed over time for reasons such as giving warmth to a room and to protect the floor against wear. Rugs still maintain these advantages but have also become important key pieces to any interior decoration. In addition to the great assets of adding texture and color, there are many other advantages that come with choosing the right rug to your home; we have the firm belief that a rug can truly transform a room.
Sometimes it’s hard to know which size to go for. A common mistake is to choose a rug that is too small. A good tip is to run a piece of tape on your floor to determine the measures before your purchase; this will give you a great view on which size is suitable for the area. Below you can also read guidelines on how to think about choosing the right size for your rug.
If the rug will be placed in a seating area, it should be at least 20 cm longer than the width of the sofa. If the sofa is placed in the middle of the room, it will be good if all the seating furniture is on the rug itself, such as armchairs, seat cushions, and tables. If a sofa is placed against a wall, it is better if the front of the sofa is just on the rug. If this is not the case, it is important that the front of the couch be placed on the rug. (Lite otydligt vad som menas, är det att det alltid ska stå på mattan?) When sitting on the couch your feet should be on the rug and not on the floor. If there is a side table next to the sofa, the rug needs to go out 20 cm longer from where the side table ends.
Under the dining table, you want to able to pull your chairs back and having them sitting on the rug. As for the dining table, the chairs should still be on the rug when you sit on them. The same thing goes for when you sit on the chair around the dining table, the chair should always be on the rug. Around 70 cm from the edge of the table should do the trick.
The best place for a rug in a bedroom is underneath the bed. Why not have a cozy feeling under your feet when getting up in the morning? The rug should be 60 cm extra around the bed's sides. Your rug should be large enough that both the bed and a possible nightstand have all legs on the rug. But if that's not possible, an option is to choose a rug where at least two legs of the bed stand on the rug. Another option is to place the rug from the middle of the bed or further down so that the front of the bed is placed on the rug.
In a passage or hall that is more oblong, the rug is often exposed to too much traffic and it can easily increase the wear. In these rooms, we recommend the rugs in our Recycle Collection that are custom-made in size and are an extra durable material.
This is probably the most important aspect when choosing a rug. Remember the requirements of the place where the rug will be placed, is it a rug in a hallway, a living room or a kitchen? It is also important to consider how space will be used, what kind of traffic it will receive and how much coziness you desire.
Layered is offering four different materials within our collections. The rugs in our Wool Collection are all hand woven in 100 % heavy wool which gives it a sturdy, good stain, and water repellency but yet a cozy feeling to your feet. With its resistant surface, the wool rug is a great fit for any room in your home. When a wool rug is brand new it’s inevitable that fuzz appears on the surface when used. It’s, therefore, best to vacuum clean the carpet regularly. The fuzz will decrease after some time and then cease.
All rugs in our Viscose Collection and our Solid Viscose Collection are in 100 % viscose which overtime gets a fuzzy expression. If you wish for a rug with a slightly shiny and shimmery look together with a soft touch, a viscose rug is the one to choose. But remember, a viscose rug is more sensitive than other materials so have in mind not to place it in a high traffic area of your home, or in a room where people tend to walk with outdoor shoes. When a viscose rug is brand new it’s inevitable that fuzz appears on the surface when used. It’s, therefore, best to vacuum clean the carpet regularly. The fuzz will decrease after some time and then cease.
The rugs in our Signature Collection are all handwoven in 100 % cotton weave construction. Cotton is a natural product that is strong and versatile. The disadvantage is that cotton can attract dirt easily, but the great news is that a cotton rug is easy to wash. A cotton rug is a good choice to place in a living room, bedroom, kids room but preferably not under a kitchen table where the risk is high to spill something.
In our Recycle collection, the rugs are made by recycled PET bottles. Melted bottles are used to produce a thread, which in turn is spun into yarn. The resulting handwoven rugs have the same look, texture, and softness as traditional wool rugs. These rugs are generally durable, easy to remove stains from and even go well outdoors on a balcony or terrace.
Colors and design
Since a rug is one of the largest decorative pieces in your home, it should symbolize your style. But how do you know which color and design to choose? When considering this question, you should decide if you wish the rug to blend in your current style and has similar nuances and expression as the rest of the interior decoration. Or if you want to be bold and aim for a contrast to your existing furniture? Good advice is to choose colors according to the complementary colors theory, also known as opposite colors. Let the colors and design pick up the other details in the room to create a good balance. If you have monochrome furnishing and neutral colors, why not try an expressive rug with daring colors?
If you have questions about choosing a rug, don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send us pictures of the room where the rug will be placed and we will happily advise you. And don’t forget, we always offer our customers the right to return purchased items within 30 days from the date of delivery.