How To Choose the Right Rug

Creating a beautiful home takes time, this I know for sure!

You want your dream home to reflect your life’s passions, sense of style and favorite mementos but you also have real life things like dirty laundry and sticky floors to take into consideration.

To blend one’s style and panache with “the practical” isn’t always easy…

And, as every homemaker knows,

What’s on the floors can make or break you!

I dished on my hardwood flooring tips a while back and now I’d like to share a few pearls I picked up on How To Choose the Right Rug.

First though, I have a confession…The rug is my family room is way too small! The dinky shag we have in there is wrong, plain and simple. Of course, I’ve been well-aware of (and slightly irritated by) this decorating-don’t since the moment we moved in, almost 2 years ago! Truth is, it’s never felt right and that green rug stayed there simply because it was way down on my priority list, my Home Projects: Priority List , that is. Sure, it bugged me (almost every. single. day.) but… All good things in time, right?

Well, the time came!

I went online to and found so many cool rugs. See…

Tips for Choosing the Right Rug - Fresh Idea Studio.com1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9

I think I’m most in love with the natural sea grass rugs but I’m seriously swooning over the beautiful, bright, bold colors and patterns too.

But! Before I could narrow it down to the one I had to be sure of size.  




For our family room change, I went with the measurements from our floorplan then really thought about the way we live and hang out in there.

To choose the right rug, ask yourself:

#1 How big/small is the area?

#2 How do you use and live in that space?

#3 What’s your first preference in color and material?

Those 3 little questions along with the super helpful infographic courtesy of Plush Rugs’ blog made it as easy as 1,2,3 for me pick the perfect rug for our family room.

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So, which gorgeous rug above do you think I went with?

Tell me in a comment and let me know your tricks to creating your real dream home.

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  1. Thanks Therese! I really needed this. I have been looking for a bedroom rug, and can’t decide on a size. This post help me make a choice. LOVE all the bright and colorful rugs from Plush Rugs!
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  2. Great tips on picking the right rug. Love all the styles.

  3. I am looking for a new rug myself so these tips really helped! I will have to go check out their website. I can’t wait to see the one you choose!
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  4. Great tips and gorgeous rugs! I can’t wait to see which one you chose. My bet is on the turquoise and green rug on the bottom left. It looks like your style.
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  5. Thanks for the great tips! Now I gotta go measure our rugs. I’m secretly hoping that are the wrong size. Good excuse for new ones! ~Jeanette
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  6. Great tips! I’m pinning! Thanks so much for sharing.
    Have a great week.

  7. Great tips! I’m pinning them so I’ll have them for future reference.
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  8. Oh, you’ve got some amazing choices!!! I’d love to change out my family room rug! I need to check out this site!!! Great tips! Can’t wait to see what you picked! ~Christy
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  9. Thanks for introducing me to Plush Rugs. I just spent several minutes on their website…great selection!
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  10. Wonderful rug info! Pinning:) The rug choice is a hard one, I love the natural seagrass…but the colored ones look like fun! Can’t wait to see which one you choose:)
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  11. Thanks for the tips! I’ve been wanting a rug for our living room and this really helps.
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  12. Great tips, I too have a rug that is far too small for my living room!
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