How To Choose A Rug

CHOOSE YOUR STYLE AND SIZE

For a minimalistic look, choose a great Moroccan Beni Ouarain rug with simple cream or white colour palette. These rugs have a soft pile texture with simple geometric design and are great all rounders that work in all homes. For contemporary homes, our new made rugs will work best. For the vintage and antique home lovers, the older carpets would work better for you.

If it s colour you re after, then you ve found the right place! The collection offers lots of  bright and pastel multi-coloured rugs. Some rugs have a plain colour palette, while others have intricate and bold patterns. Especially some of the Moroccan rugs can have lots of colour and shapes. Turkish rugs and kilims have, generally speaking,  a more classic look and often stripy patterns.

Looking for a really large area rug or want to create a floating seating area with all your furniture on top of a rug? The large Moroccan rugs in colour or plain work for sizes up to 200x300cm. Need something even bigger? Then our selection of unique handwoven carpets and kilims in super large sizes of 250x350cm or more, might be just what you re looking for! They have stunning designs and especially the new handmade kilims work great as kitchen rugs. They will generously hold your kitchen table and chairs, even when pulled out from the table.

RUG SIZES AND PLACEMENT

Rugs can be used anywhere, but most often in a sitting room, hallway, dining room and bedroom. To take some of the guesswork out of choosing the right rug for your space, we have created some handy illustrations with ideas and all the rug rules you need to know.

XS – Extra Small Rugs

Our XS rugs have doormat sizes and are under 100x100cm or 3x3Feet. They work well at an entrance, little corridor or in the smallest room of the house. Some of the Moroccan rag rugs fit in this category, although more often its the hardwearing and smaller kilim mats that work best as doormat or small area rug.

S – Small Rugs

  • 60x90cm / 2x3Ft
  • 75x140cm / 2.5×4.5Ft
  • 90x150cm / 3x5Ft

From small hallway runners to places that benefit from a splash of colour, a small sized rug, kilim or rag rug are suitable for many different spaces around the house.

In a bedroom, try using two small rugs on either side of the bed. This works particularly well if you have a dresser or desk on one side of your bed.

For a bedroom with a bed in the corner, choose a runner for along the side of the bed. It works great!

M – Medium Rugs

  • 120x180cm /4x6Ft
  • 140x215cm / 5x7Ft
  • 170x240cm /  5.5x8Ft

Decorating a bedroom or adding charm to a living room, works great with a medium sized rug. Avoid the ‘floating rug’. This is where a smaller sized rug is placed far away from any furniture, for example in the middle of the room. Instead, use your rug to bring all furniture together and you ll end up with a cosy and united space.

The right living room rug. There are various ways to approach your sofa-to-rug ratio. If you have a corner sofa, it makes sense to place a rug at the centre of it and then place your coffee table on top.  Depending on the size of the rug, you may end up with a small gap between the rug and the sofa. Don’t leave a huge gap, as you may end up with the ‘floating rug’, mentioned above. Just make sure you can rest your feet comfortably on the rug, when you re seated.

The right bedroom rug. For a bedroom with a single bed or twin sized bed, a rug with a medium size of  140x215cm or 170x240cm respectively will work well, leaving just enough rug space either side of the bed. Depending on the room space and set up, you can then decide if you wan the rug just below the nightstands or pulled well below, with just the back-legs of the bed on top.

For a bedroom with a bed in the corner, choose a runner for along the side of the bed. It works great!

Large Rugs

  • 180x275cm/ 6x9Ft
  • 180x3005cm / 6x10Ft
  • 215x300cm / 7x10Ft

Large area rugs are highly decorative and are great to cover larger areas. They are very suitable as living room rug or bedroom rug with furniture all or partly on.

Large living room rugs. Think of your large rug as an island and use it to bring all furniture together. As mentioned above, place the rug in the centre of your sofa set up and put the coffee table on top. With a large rug your sofa will have at least the front legs of your furniture on the rug. In my opinion, nothing adds charm to a living room like a vintage rug. However, unlike new made rugs, they are often long compared to their widths. I have experimented with different ideas and favour the combination of a long carpet with an L-shaped sofa. In this set up it is nice to leave a small gap between the long horizontal part of the sofa and rug, and tuck the rest of the long rug under the L-shaped part of the sofa. This way you create an instant cosy corner!

For a kitchen rug or dining area, choose a rug that generously holds your table and chairs, even when they are pulled out from the table. The rug should extend well passed the dining chairs. Depending on the size of your furniture, a rug with 200cm or 250cm in width will be required.

The right bedroom rug.  A  large rug of about 200x300cm that comes just below the nightstands is definately a ‘do’! With a vintage rug that is long and narrow, it might look better when its pulled well below the nightstands, with just the back legs of the bed on top.

For a bedroom with a bed in the corner, choose a runner for along the side of the bed. It works great!

XL – Extra Large Rugs

  • 250x300cm / 8x10Ft
  • 275x365cm /  9x12Ft
  • 300x425cm /10x14Ft

These rugs are highly decorative and are great to cover larger areas. They are very suitable as living room rug or bedroom rug with furniture all on.

These XL sizes work well too when the seating area is positioned at the centre of the room. Think of your rug as an island, containing all pieces of furniture, including front and back legs, and some rug space around.

For a large kitchen table or dining area, you need a rug that generously hold your table and chairs, even when they are pulled out from the table. With a large table and comfortable chairs you will need a rug with 250cm in width.

In a bedroom, a super large rug will hold all furniture and provide extra width for walking on either side and the end of the bed. A slightly smaller rug that comes below the nightstands is also a ‘do’.

SELECTING THE RIGHT RUG

The rug you like most might not be the piece that work best in your home. Selecting the right rug for your home online can be difficult. Therefore we are happy to send over a maximum of five rugs for you to try out in situ without charge, except delivery costs. Alternatively, if you are unhappy about your purchase for any reason, we will find a way to set things right through an exchange or refund, minus shipping costs.