Close your eyes and imagine yourself walking into your home. Do your spirits lift or do they fall? Is it bare or lacking in design? An area rug can help make the statement you’re looking for. But, finding the right one can be tricky business. While it can ultimately improve your space, it can also transform a room to feel uncomfortable or unfinished. Be mindful of these three main elements when choosing your area rugs:

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Size
Your rug’s measurements should be based upon your desired layout of the room.
Floating layout – A rug should be large enough to fit under your entire seating area.
Dining layout – Measure the length and width of your dining room table and add 2 feet on each side. There should be enough room for the front legs of your furniture to always be on the rug.
Bedroom layout – Extend a rug from the bottom two-thirds of the bed. You could also place two runners on each side or a single runner at the foot of the bed.

Color
The color of your rug depends on the style of the rest of the room. It’s important to take into account the tones in your flooring, walls, and other fixtures. If you already have a lot of color and patterns in your space, stick with something neutral or a shade that complements your furnishings.

Texture
This is probably the most overlooked aspect when choosing a rug, but it shouldn’t be. Hallways with high foot traffic need durable floors. Rooms that are less susceptible to damage can have more textured options. Let the finishes of your existing furniture guide you and aim for contrast. Some textures to choose from include, tufting, dhurries and kilims, looped wool, and distressed.

As beautiful as your rug is, we highly recommend a professional cleaning for any mess (even if you can’t see it). At Triple S, we offer professional cleaning services, including rug, carpet, upholstery, and tile cleaning. We are a family owned business with over 50 years of experience and are here to help you keep your home looking and feeling Clean, Fresh, & Bright!

Triple S has three main plant locations:

Stamford Plant | 400 West Main Street
Norwalk Plant | 337 Westport Avenue
Stratford Plant | 1800 Stratford Avenue