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A well-chosen oriental rug can transform an ordinary room into a space with a strong, feel-good ambience. To make the right choice many factors are important, such as the size, the existing furniture, the environment and of course the price of the carpet.

Read the tips below to help you prepare to find the right carpet for your needs!

Proper size and placement

A beautiful floor is like a frame and can highlight a carpet. The carpet chosen should be the right size so that it covers the right amount of floor. While a very small rug in a large room may seem a little bit lost, a perfectly sized rug can increase the aesthetic of the whole home by bringing together minute details that your guests will admire. Follow the tips below to ensure that you are measuring appropriately.

  • Approximate the size of your room using a measuring tape.

  • If you are choosing a carpet for the dining area, make sure that the size of the carpet is large enough so that the chairs do not constantly chafe at the edge of the carpet nor end up on the floor.

  • A carpet intended for the living room should have a minimum distance of 5 to 10 cm (2 to 4 inches) to the adjacent sofas.

  • To bring the color and gloss of your oriental rug to show-room quality, the carpet should be placed with the direction of the pile facing away from the source of light. This makes a huge difference in the rug's appearance, depending on the position of the viewer.

  • If the perspective of the observer corresponds with the pile direction, the carpet appears to be brighter and shinier than from the opposite side.


The Right Design

Your taste, style and the arrangement of your furniture plays an important role in finding the perfect rug for your home. If you choose a carpet with a distinct medallion, make sure that nothing covers the center so that the medallion is appreciable.

However, if several items cover the carpet or the furniture is arranged asymmetrically, a carpet without a distinct central medallion is probably a better fit since you will be able to appease the gaze of the viewer to the edges of the rug rather than the middle. This works best for living room carpets that you are planning on covering up with a coffee table.


Picking the Correct Color

Searching for the right color is another important challenge. We recommend that the carpet contains individual colors of the room. The remaining colors of the carpet should also harmonize with the colors of your room. When in doubt, it is always a great idea to consult a professional opinion.

Golden Looms offers everything from modern to traditional oriental rugs that are guaranteed to fit your décor. We offer free at-home interior design services. Call us at 843-665-8655 or send us an email to schedule a free measurement!

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