There are many reasons a well-placed rug can be beneficial in your home.

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According to The Spruce, noise reduction, grounding and allergy control are just a few of the benefits of having rugs in your home; however, choosing the right rug for your room might not be as straightforward as it sounds. The right rug will add comfort and character, but making some common mistakes can impair the look and even have a detrimental effect on the aesthetics in your room. Here are some tips to follow when choosing the right rug for your home.

Go big or go home

Some people feel overwhelmed by a large rug in their room, but opting for one that is too small can make the room appear smaller and deplete the comfort factor. A large, plush rug underfoot when you get out of bed or off the sofa is much nicer than a small one that adds little depth or texture.

Layer it up

People often opt for smaller rugs because they are the thriftier option. If you are on a budget but still want a large rug, consider buying a large, neutral rug and layering your smaller, feature rug over the top. In this way you are cutting costs without compromising on size or style. You can also lay two smaller rugs side by side to achieve a similar effect.

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Work around the rug

Don’t underestimate the way in which a patterned, bold or statement rug can dominate the aesthetics in a room. Some interior experts actually recommend using a rug as a base point for your d├ęcor, and certainly for soft furnishings such as cushions and throws.

Use a rug pad

A rug pad will prevent your rug slipping, which is particularly important on hardwood or grey laminate flooring from a stockist such as Some people opt for rug tape, which once again is a cheaper option; however, this may actually damage hardwood floors and is not as safe or effective as a rug pad.

Shop around

Beautiful, one-off rugs can often be found in thrift stores, car boot sales or online. Shop around for your perfect rug and don’t be afraid to make a snap decision on a one-off find. Often vintage rugs are unique, so hesitating might mean you miss a bargain.