Hello there! Thanks so much for visiting today. If you are new here, we are a military family living overseas. I love sharing sharing rental friendly decorating ideas and DIYs and living in small spaces. If you are a regular reader, welcome back friend! I so appreciate you being here. Let’s get to chatting about rugs.
I absolutely love all the rug choices we have available, especially online, but after you spot a pretty rug and then what? Do you know if it will last? Is it the right size? Today, I’m sharing all about rug placement, size, and material to help guide you through your next rug purchase.
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Rug Material Guide
Silk rugs are the most expensive and difficult to care for. They are considered pieces of art and are usually hand painted.
Cotton rugs are cheaper but less durable and should not be placed where moisture can be present.
Synthetic rugs are the cheapest option and often resemble wool, are fairly easy to clean, and can be more practical for high traffic areas. West Elm, IKEA, and Lowe’s are other places to look for affordable rugs. Also a rug with a blend of synthetic and other materials are great for families with children and/or pets.
Rug Placement and Size
A Little about Rug Styles
There are so many options for rugs, if you are completely overwhelmed these tips will help you get started but they are just guidelines. Feel free to experiment, anything goes! If you have any questions or want to leave a comment, I would love to hear from you!
*Updated from the original post written May, 2013.