by The Rug Truck September 08, 2019 2 min read

Author: Carly Daniele

Here at The Rug Truck, we understand how overwhelming it can be to decorate your space. If you’re looking into buying an area rug you may be asking yourself: Where do I begin? One helpful question to ask yourself when buying an area rug is if you'd prefer your rug to stand-out, or to blend-in. 

Below we have put together a few strategies to follow when you’re deciding on what to choose:

I want my rug to be the focal point of my room

If you want your area rug to be the first thing people look at when they walk into a room, a bright and patterned rug is a perfect fit for you! Bright colors such as yellow, blue, or orange are sure to grab anyone’s attention. Patterns such as stripes, polka-dots, or really anything ornamental will also help the rug stand out. 

One important thing to consider before you choose a striking area rug is how much you like to switch up your décor. If your décor is based around your rug’s colors and patterns it may be costly to keep changing rugs if you want a different ambiance in your space.

I want my rug to blend in

If you’re opting for a simple rug that either blends into your room or highlights a different focal piece in your room, a light-toned and simple rug is ideal. A solid-colored rug would be great for blending, however, if you’re set on a patterned rug, make sure you choose a tone-on-tone or very muted option.

An area rug that blends into décor is also ideal for those who find themselves changing their style often. A beige or white area rug can complement a wide array of colors, making it simple to change various aspects of your decor without the limitations of a bold color or patterned rug. 

A few last thoughts:

If possible, the best way to choose the perfect area rug is to start from scratch. Keeping in mind the first rule of design, an area rug should be the first design element you purchase for your space.

Now that you have a better idea of the type of area rug you may want, here are a few collections to browse:

For rugs that stand-out:

For rugs that blend-in: