Things To Keep In Mind While Picking A Rug For Your Space

One of the most effective and easy ways to transform and elevate the appearance of a room is to add a beautiful rug to the space. But which kind of rug should you place in which room, what colour should you pick? If you are struggling with questions like these, here’s a handy guide to help you pick out the right rug for the right room!

Area Rugs For Large Spaces

Area rugs are usually ideal for your living room. An area rug is a rug that covers only part of a floor.

Pro tip – place the rug in such a way that the feet of your couch and the feet of other armchairs in the space are placed on the rug.

Here are some things you need to keep in mind while picking an area rug.


When picking an area rug, make sure you pick a material that suits your lifestyle and needs.  You can pick a woolen vintage themed rug like the one below to channel some old-world charm.

One major advantage of wool rugs is that they are low maintenance and feel great on your feet. They are perfect for tiled floors which get super cold in winter and are difficult to walk on. If you are more of a modern  or contemporary kind, then you can pick something vibrant like the options below.

If you live in the warmer areas, then cotton rugs are the best option. Given it is the most sustainable fibre, it does not cause any allergies. They are also super easy to maintain.


From vintage to oriental, abstract to traditional art, there are endless designs and patterns for you to choose from on the Pepperfry website. The design of your rug should compliment the aesthetic of your room. For example, if you are picking out an area rug for your bedroom which has a neutral and muted colour palette, a vibrant rug in an oriental pattern like the one below, can add a pop of colour and make your bedroom appear more lively.


When it comes to the functionality of the rug, you have to look at both the material and the design to assess if it’s the right fit for your room. The wool and viscose blend rug featured below is ideal for your dining room since the material is durable and will last long. This rug is the perfect size to fit an average dining table and chairs and will offer excellent functionality as a dining room rug.

Smaller Rugs As Decorative Accents

Now that you have an idea on how to pick out area rugs for your living room, bedroom, and dining room, take a look at a few smaller rugs. These rugs can act as a decorative element in different rooms. If you have a workspace that could use a minor facelift, add a beautiful rug like the one below, covering a medium floor space and providing a comfortable floor setting to work/study in.

You can also play around with the shape of your rugs to jazz things up with a variety of themed rugs. This quirky printed circular rug in a sports theme can be perfect for your child’s bedroom or activity room. These kinds of smaller rugs are especially recommended when you do not have a lot of floor space.

Ready to start rug shopping? Head over to Pepperfry and browse through the variety of designs available.

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