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Big Rug Mistakes

When you decide to place a rug in your room, there are a range of mistakes you can make that can hinder the overall ambiance of any space. However, do not fear, there are a few key things you can take note of that will prevent this from happening - and we've done the hard work so you don’t have to.


We’ve sourced the biggest rug mistakes around and how not to make them. So if you’re planning on purchasing a rug in the near future, make sure you consult this guide first!



Don’t go too small

When you’re going to buy a rug, it can be easy to go for an option that’s actually too small - but don’t be lulled into this. Go for a rug that’s the right size for your space.


There are no official rules for rug size, but it’s always best if you’re going for a centred one to ensure it covers quite a big section of the flooring. This will prevent the room layout from looking uneven, and the great thing about this is you can change your rug choice with ease, reinventing your rooms as you go along.


Don’t hold back

When it comes to choosing the right rug for any space, why not go that extra mile and get creative? A unique rug really does have the power to breathe new life into any room, and can reinvent it, so don’t be afraid to go for bold colours and add a bit of texture too!



Choose a good cleaner

Rugs will probably see a large footfall, and they gather dust just like any other item in the home. For this reason, it’s important to make sure you have access to a great carpet cleaner. Don’t be afraid to give your rug a good clean, and don’t always go for the cheaper options because of the price.


As you probably know, you get what you pay for in life. So if you want a good rug cleaner, make sure you do your research as opposed to spontaneously purchasing one because of the price.


Avoid the toilet rug

Sometimes, you’ll find rugs in homes around the toilet, but these are a big fashion no-no. Not only can these quickly become unhygienic, they are also relatively old fashioned now. If you want to put a rug in the bathroom, perhaps consider opting for bathroom carpet or something placed far, far away from the toilet.


Carpeting in this room is rare but can make a big statement, so if you want to be unique in this space, this could perhaps be the ideal way to do it.


Consider rugs when planning your room’s decor



To really get access to a fabulous rug that compliments your room, we advise that you don’t pick it last.


If you leave your rug until the end of the decorating process, you may find it hard to secure an exact match for your decor. So it’s always best to think ahead and choose your rug before you begin any major decisions.


The key to the perfect room is thorough planning, so don’t forget this!


Consider layering

If you want to make a big impression with your rugs and take them to the next level, then why not consider layering them up? Placing various rugs one on top of the other really can add something special to any decor.


Don’t be afraid to get creative, because holding yourself back could restrict the creative boundaries of the room. Be brave, and you’re sure to see the results pay off!


Remember that you can put rugs over carpet

When it comes to buying rugs, most people will think of putting them over wooden floors or tiles, but a stylistic fashionable way to place a rug can actually be over a carpet.


Layering over carpet can add a new element to any room, much like layering over a rug can too. Get creative and perhaps draw a few sketches out to see what could work. The carpeting world is your oyster - make the most of it!


Go for multiple rugs

You don’t always need to layer your rugs if you’re going for more than one. Another great way to make a statement with more than one rug is by choosing exciting patterns that are mismatched, yet also compliment one another too.


You can really play around with this idea and create an incredibly special and modern space, so try to think outside of the box to achieve a big rug statement in any room.


Don’t forget rug pads

Putting a rug pad underneath any rug in the home will stop it from moving about when it’s walked on. This could help prevent people slipping and hurting themselves - something we’re sure you don’t want to happen in your home.


So consider researching the best rug pad for your needs before putting your new purchase on a potentially slippery wooden floor. We’re sure you’ll agree that it’s better safe than sorry!


Buying rugs for your home



Despite there being a few mistakes that are easily made when it comes to choosing a rug, with just a little forward planning you really can bring the excitement of a rug to any room.


If you’re looking for an exciting carpet or two to light up your room, then you’re in the right place. Here at A Cut Above, we take pride in offering our customers exciting rugs at brilliant prices.


Feel free to explore the range here. You can also get in touch with us on 01524 35660, and our friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you with your rug journey.


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