JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Choosing the right carpet for any room in the house, including in the family room, is not an easy thing. Currently there are so many choices of carpets available in the market, in various sizes, motifs, shapes, and colors.
However, with so many choices, it sometimes makes us even more confused to decide.
However, don’t worry. Because, there is a fairly easy way to determine the right carpet for your living room.
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Reported from HGTV, Monday (16/8/2021), the key is scale, style, and function. If you use these three aspects as a top priority when choosing a rug, you will have a rug that fits your design vision and household needs in no time.
Here are some important tips for choosing the right carpet in your living room.
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1. Calculate the size
A rug that is too small creates an unsightly effect and reduces the attractiveness of a room’s decor. On the other hand, a carpet that is too big will make the living room look cramped and crowded.
Use the size of the room to guide you in choosing a rug with the right size for the family room. The rule of thumb is to choose a rug that is 60 cm shorter than the smallest wall in the room.
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Simply put, the rug should fit completely or partially under all the main furniture in the living room. If you choose a rug that is not too big, then position it at least halfway under all your main furniture, such as a sofa, chair, or table, to create a comfortable and safe floor plan.
Carpets are available in every different color, pattern and texture, which can be matched to any particular interior style. Be selective in choosing a carpet, adjust it to the interior design of the family room.
Moroccan style rugs, for example, are suitable for traditional, contemporary, or bohemian living room interior styles. The carpet with geometric motifs is suitable for eclectic and minimalist interior styles.
3. Adjust by function
Each room has a different function, rhythm and level of traffic. All of these things should be considered when choosing the perfect rug for the living room.
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As for living rooms in homes that have pets and children, you should use carpets that can withstand messy home conditions for at least six months.
With these conditions, then choose a carpet with a material that is easy to clean and easy to wash.
Natural rugs, such as burlap, sisal, seagrass, and wicker are also great choices for busy areas and for natural or boho-style living rooms.