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how to choose the perfect Adairs rug

How to choose the perfect Adairs rug for your room

In today’s post we are going to be sharing with you our top tips and tricks for selecting the perfect Adairs rug to suit your home and lifestyle requirements. Rugs are a key component of any room and interior designers consider them an essential when designing spaces such as the living room, dining room or bedroom. Rugs can have many benefits including softening the space, defining zones, creating a focal point and brining the room together through forming a grounding point. There are many aspects to consider when shopping for the right rug including finding the right size, ensuring it is suitable for pets and children, selecting the perfect colour and caring for your rug long term. We will be covering all of these essential steps to ensure you select a rug that is perfect for you, your home and your lifestyle.


Finding The Correct Size

The size of a rug can completely change how your space feels as it creates balance and harmony to complement your furniture. Before purchasing your rug, it is essential to measure the space you will be using it in and ensuring you purchase the correct size. Start by measuring the room as a whole and then measure the sofa length if you are in the living room or the bed width if you are in the bedroom. The rug should be placed approximately halfway underneath the furniture piece and extend beyond the edges. Once you have your measurements you can head into Adairs to find the perfect rug to suit your space.


Consider Your Lifestyle

When selecting your Adairs rug it is essential you consider your lifestyle and the people and animals that will be using the space. If you have pets or young children, we recommend opting for a rug that has some pattern in it to hide any stains that may occur and avoid any rugs that are too light in colour. Adairs have a great range of washable rugs that are super soft underfoot but can be popped in the washing machine for easy cleaning should any mishaps occur. Washable rugs are a great solution for being able to have a beautifully put together living room, without compromising on style and function.


Create Contrast Or Blend Into The Background

Now that you know the correct size and what style of Adairs rug to choose to suit your lifestyle, you can think about the perfect colour and design to suit your space. When selecting a rug, we suggest choosing a colour that will contrast with the larger furniture pieces in the room to create depth and balance. If you have a medium toned sofa, then we suggest going either a few shades lighter or darker in the rug to create the perfect look. You can go bold with a colour such as green or blue and choose a geometric or intricate pattern to create a focal point within the space. If you would like the rug to blend seamlessly into the surroundings, then we suggest choosing a simple pattern seen in a flatweave or jute rug and opting for a neutral tone like this Dream Beige Rug from Adairs.


How To Care For Your Rug

To ensure your Adairs rug looks beautiful for the long term it is essential to understand how to clean rugs and maintain them. If a spill occurs, we suggest using a stain remover or natural solution as soon as possible to avoid the stain seeping into the fibres. With regular vacuuming your rug will be brought back to life and avoids it looking flat or lifeless. If you have chosen a washable rug, then these can be washed in a machine when any large stains occur or you start to notice odours, however over-washing may depreciate its quality over time. We love this gorgeous checkerboard sage washable rug from Adairs to add a pop of colour to your space.

These simple steps should arm you with the confidence you need to head in store and purchase your Adairs rug. The friendly staff will be able to answer any questions you have regarding the perfect colour and style to suit your space. Head in store this weekend and don’t forget to check out our other retailers to pair your rug with the perfect homewares and furniture pieces too.