How To Pick A Truly Unique Area Rug

KNY910H from Kenya .63 by Safavieh

Picking an area rug can be a daunting task, as a rug is both a visual and financial investment. When trying to figure out how to decorate your home, seasoned interior designers recommend starting with the rug to establish the décor and style of the room.

There are many factors to consider when choosing an area rug, including lifestyle, the type of room, and personal taste. Here are some tips on how to pick a truly unique area rug.

Patterned Rugs

KNY910H from Kenya .63 by Safavieh

When trying to pick a unique area rug, patterns are a great way to go. Patterned rugs are as unique as they come, especially handmade or limited-edition rugs.

Opt for patterns that bring a unique look to your decor such as non-traditional patterns and color schemes. The best way to pick a truly unique rug is to show off your personal style.

Solid Color Rugs

SGN725-4242 from Santa Monica Shag by Safavieh

If you want to go for a truly unique area rug, choose a solid color rugSolid color rugs are far from boring! They allow you to include printed wallpaper, patterned furniture, and wild wall art.

Even if you like a nice subdued home décor style, you can easily incorporate a solid color rug. If the solid color rug will be in a high traffic area, be sure to opt for darker shades, which hide dirt.

The Shape of An Area Rug

Mod Stripes from Cine by NuLoom

Area rugs don’t have to be the typical square, rectangle, or round shape. Rather, choose area rugs in unique shapes to help create a truly one-of-a-kind space.

If you’re decorating a kid’s playroom, choose area rugs shaped like hearts, crowns, teddy bears, or even footballs. For a more adult setting, choose area rugs shaped like flowers, seashells, leaves, or ovals.

Material & Texture

NF114P from Natural Fibers 100 by Safavieh

Another way to pick a truly unique area rug is by focusing on material and texture.

Natural fibers tend to be more “unique” because the more natural a product is, the less it will be like something else. Synthetic materials tend to be uniform by design. Some really unique materials and textures include jute, seagrass, wool, olefin, and cotton.

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