I can’t imagine not having a rug in any room, and that includes the appropriate rug pad to go with it, or rather, underneath it. I am used to them, and I always pick a rug that blends in well. Doing so may seem easy, but believe me; sometimes it’s harder than you might think. Not only do I need a carpet in every room I inhabit, but I also enjoy having thick rug pads under each of the carpets. They give off a really nice feel of cushiness and I find them an integral part of every carpet. I remember when I moved to my apartment; it was empty, the walls were white and there were no rugs. Well, don’t think that was a problem though: it was a great opportunity for me to arrange my apartment just the way I wanted it.
Being able to decide how you will decorate your own home is a blessing. Well, I know some people who don’t like this, but I love it. I decorated my home on my own, and I really love how it turned out.
I have to admit, I also thought that choosing a rug would be a piece of cake. Upon further inspection and searching articles related to choosing a perfect rug, I found out that this task might be a bit more complicated. You see, there are various types or rugs and there are also various types of materials from which the rugs are made. So, how to choose the perfect rug?
What I found out while I was searching for a rug is that my taste is quite problematic. When I found a rug that I really liked, there was always something, some minor thing, that bothered me, and this resulted in me skipping the rug. It was usually the inappropriate size, or I didn’t like the material. Of course, this made the whole endeavor exhausting. Just when I was about to give up on finding a rug I liked, a friend of mine suggested I tried searching online.
As I soon came to realize, the internet is a wonderful thing. Before I even started browsing through various online stores for a rug, I wanted to see what decoration blogs and websites have in store for me. This also gave me a few more great ideas for my apartment overall (indirect lighting is great, you have to check this, no matter what), and then, after gathering more insight and information, I checked the stores.
What I found on those blogs and sites were coupons for various discounts, and guess what – after a while, I found a rug that would look awesome in my living room, and I got a 10% discount on it too. It was delivered to my doorstep, and all I had to do was to unpack it and set it in my living room. No transportation problems or anything else. I love online shopping. Next order of business, for me, will be ordering a new rug pad. The prices of rug pads scale with the thickness as well as size, and when we combine the rug in the living room being fairly large and my aforementioned love for thick rug pads, the price might not be the best thing ever. But who knows, maybe I get a discount here too.
So, my piece of advice for choosing a rug would be to check online and enjoy your coffee while doing so. Check online galleries and home décor websites, you might find additional ideas for your home. Make sure to check the materials of the rugs you are interested in, and choose a good durable rug with a good design and pattern that will fit into your room.