Choosing a Rug

The right carpet attracts you with its beautiful colours and pattern and transforms the look and feel of a room much like a fantastic piece of art.  And much like a painting, in order to be harmonious with its surroundings, a carpet must be in proportion to the space.  

When you begin looking for a rug the enormous variety of styles can be astounding.  It’s natural to start thinking about patterns and colours, but before narrowing down your design preferences, the first thing needed is to size up your room. Here we present some ideas and guidelines for sizing a rug to a room. But please bear in mind that these guidelines can often be broken to great effect.  

We also have some guidelines on the nuts and bolts of selecting a carpet in terms of its design.  Information on decoding the patterns in carpets can be found here.