7 Tips For Buying a High Quality Rug at a Low Price

Maybe you just got some beautiful new hardwood floors. Or your decor could use a little sprucing up, but you’re not sure what to do. Or you’re just bored with that huge swath of plain old carpet in your living room. Getting an area rug can be just the thing you need. You’re probably thinking, “Cover my beautiful floors?” or “Putting a rug over carpet?” Yes, and yes! A good quality rug can protect those new hardwood floors of yours. And yes, done correctly, a rug can be put down on wall-to-wall carpet.

Having a rug can help buffer some of the noise in your space. It softens footsteps and also absorbs sounds from the air. Rugs also offer comfort and some insulation. They’ve also been recently found to trap allergens, so allergy sufferers may even find some benefits to adding quality rugs to their space.

1. Choose the right size

If you choose a rug that is too small, your furniture may look like it’s floating in the room. You want your rug to visually anchor the space. On the contrary, if you choose one that is too large, it will engulf the area and potentially bunch up or curl in the corners. Choose a size that leaves some room around the perimeter near the walls. If you’re getting a runner for a hallway, ensure that about six inches of floor space show on either side. For a dining room, pick a size that leaves at least 18 inches beyond the edge of the table so the chairs will also fit onto it.