Mistakes you don’t want to make when you purchase rugs and hall runners
There are all kinds of mistakes you can make when you’re looking to purchase carpets and rugs for your interior spaces – far more mistakes than most people are aware of (at least until they put the wrong kind of carpet or hall runners down, anyway).
In order to help you avoid all of that headache and hassle and to cut down dramatically on the amount of time you have to spend shopping for rugs or hall runners with together this quick guide. Use the inside information below when you start to shop for these kinds of interior design elements and you will be able to enjoy a perfectly pulled together space with a rug that just makes sense!
Beware of rugs that do not fit the space
When you are shopping for rugs or hall runners you need to be sure that you are searching for floor coverings that are the “Goldilocks Ideal” – rugs that aren’t too small or too large but instead just right.
This can be quite a challenge for people as the space that they are trying to cover is going to be anything but uniform, though the overwhelming majority of rugs and hall runners are cut to very specific sizes.
You’ll want to measure both of the length and the weight of the space that you are going to be covering with rugs, and then you’re going to want to make sure that you are leaving quite a bit of space as a “buffer zone” so that the entire area doesn’t look like it is carpeted.
If anything, you’ll want to try and err on the side of going with hall runners that are a little bit on the thinner side of things – wall-to-wall runners in a hallway can look very, very tacky.
Fall in love with layering and texture
One of the most “advanced” approaches to getting your interior space to look just right with the help of rugs and hall runners is to forget about trying to pull off a look with just one of these floor coverings solutions and instead utilizing two or three different pieces in combination with one another to pull the entire space together.
Layering (especially when you do so with a bunch of different colours and textures) can really transform a space that was a little bit on the vanilla side of things into something really special – and it doesn’t really take any extra effort and not that much extra money, either.
It helps you add a lot of visual interest to a space (especially if you use contrasting colours and a couple different textures along the way), but it also gives you the freedom to use different sized runners and carpets as well.
This should speed up the shopping trip that you go through when looking to purchase floor coverings solutions, and it also gives you the freedom to avoid having to pick one hall runner or the other since you get to use both of them now!