VERDI, the interior design textile studio, proposes 5 tips to take into account when choosing a rug and elevate your space.
It is normal to buy a rug with the purpose of having a good temperature in the house, however, that is not the only function or reason why a rug should be chosen. Actually, these pieces are fundamental in the configuration of the spaces, and play a central role in the decoration. That is why VERDI proposes 5 tips to choose the perfect rug.
When you want to furnish a house, it is necessary to take into account both the functionality of the furniture and its aesthetics, since the ideal is to live in a practical and pleasant space. To comply with this, VERDI, thanks to its expertise in designs, manufacturing techniques, use of materials and interior design concepts, gives 5 tips that must be taken into account when choosing a rug.
space and place
- Taking into account the characteristics of the space where you want to place the rug is essential. You have to take into account if it is for the bedroom, the living room or the dining room, if it is going to be placed in a corridor, if there will be doors, or if there is a fireplace to deal with. It is also important to know how much traffic the place will have, in order to calculate the size. So it is key that it completely occupies the walkable area or that it is completely clear. A perfect rug size will help you keep the proper proportions of the spaces and the environment will look proportional. A good way to accomplish this is by making sure that all four legs of the furniture fit on the mat.
- Linked to space and place, a common question arises when buying rugs: should I buy a large rug or several medium and small ones? The answer is definitely given by the criteria and taste of each person, but it is true that there are recommendations that can help to have a more harmonious space. For example, it is recommended that if the place where it is going to be placed is surrounded by walls and doors, a large rug is used that tries to cover as much space as possible, to cause a feeling of spaciousness. But in a Loft-type architecture, which shares spaces, it is recommended to use several rugs of different sizes in order to separate the environments. That is precisely one of the greatest virtues of rugs, delimit spaces. There is another very useful option that is to overlap the mats. To do this, it is advisable to put a sober color at the bottom, and one that stands out and is striking at the top. Finally, if small rugs are to be used, it is important to be sure that the elements that are going to be placed on it do not exceed the area and thus avoid unevenness.
- The world of rugs offers a wide variety of materials in both natural and metallic fibers. Each of the options produces different visual and tactile sensations. For example, cotton, despite being very nice when new, tends to deteriorate easily, while fique rugs are durable, versatile in their styles, and resistant to washing, which is why they are recommended. There are also different combinations to achieve more striking and elegant designs, but it is important to know what type of mixtures work well. A magnificent and luxurious example is provided by VERDI, the interior design studio that manages to intertwine totally natural fibers with metallic ones such as copper and stainless steel.
- Normally when choosing a rug, the doubt falls between a rug with a daring design and one with a discreet design. Admittedly, this is down to personal preference, but it's worth noting that an eye-catching rug pattern can set the scene by giving it character. On the other hand, a discreet rug will highlight other elements of the space without taking all the attention. The truth is that taking into account the context and the climatic conditions of the place can be very useful to understand what type of rug would fit best. For example, it is customary to use the most traditional rugs in large cities, while for a house on the beach or in a country house, more striking or rustic rugs are usually used. But there is also another option that is an intermediate point based not on a pattern or color, but on material and fabric innovation. This is a possibility associated with the VERDI textile studio, which you can learn more about on our page.
Rug Path or Non-Slip Pad
- As a final piece of advice, and after the appropriate mat has been selected in terms of both utility and design, it is recommended to use a Rug Path or Non-Slip Pad. There are four fundamental reasons for its use: The first and best known is to prevent the mat from slipping. Some floors such as wood are slippery, therefore prone to causing an accident. The second reason is that the Rug Path provides extra padding that serves to give more comfort, and in the event that a heavy object falls, it reduces the possibility of damaging the object and the floor. The third reason is to keep the rug in position and shape, avoiding uncomfortable folds, or the rug ending up in a different place than where it was intended. The fourth and last reason is that it helps preserve the rugs and keep them in better condition for longer. The non-slip pad should be similar in size to the mat, just a few inches shorter on each side, for maximum grip and not cause significant unevenness. It is important to know that if the mat is purchased from VERDI, it will include the Rug Path or non-slip pad.