Tip 1: Start with a floor plan
Choose a layout and measure for your rug based on the space you'd like to fill. Seen below are some popular layouts that work for most spaces via West Elm.
Tip 2: Choose a material
Take into consideration the purpose of the space and how much traffic it gets. Natural rugs such as jute and sisal are incredibly durable making them ideal for high traffic areas. Dhurries and Kilims are another great option. They are flat woven wool and cotton rugs, known for their bright colours and graphic patterns and tend to be durable. Tufted rugs are available in more intricate patterns and last longer in low traffic areas.
3. Pick your pattern
When picking a pattern it is important to take into consideration the space which it will be used in. Make a basic sofa pop with a geometric rug or tone down a busy curtain print with a neutral colour.