How to choose traditional rugs

how to choose traditional rugs

Traditional rugs are selected for homes that have an old-world style to them. They are classy and sophisticated and they are perfect for creating the impression of maturity. Their designs are ornate and reminiscent of foreign lands. They convey the idea that they are old, valuable and exotic, while still being completely affordable and practical in the average family home.

All generations appreciate traditional rugs. Older generations will have great respect for them and be familiar with them from their childhood. Younger generations still adore traditional rugs and they are popular, even in contemporary homes that celebrate a style that is culturally eclectic.

Determine your budget

As we have already mentioned, your budget for traditional rugs does not need to be enormous. Despite the fact that they look like they have been made centuries ago, traditional rugs are still made today, and you can purchase a brand new rug at an affordable price.

The amount that you can spend on traditional rugs varies, which means that you can select a rug that is perfect for your home and your budget. The cost of them depends on the size and quality of the rugs that you choose. The traditional rugs that you select should be within your budget, but they should also meet the needs and preferences of your family.

Choose a colour preference

While the colours of traditional rugs are generally limited, as opposed to the variety of colours in contemporary rugs, you will still need to determine which colours will look best in your home. Traditional rugs usually come in rich, eastern colours, including reds, golds and greens. The rugs you choose may include a combination of all of colours, or be predominately of one colour.

Take a look around your home and look at the colours already in use, in your home structure, your furniture and your décor. While you do not need to match your rug to the exact colours that are in use within your home, you will most likely benefit from choosing a rug colour that is similar.

Choose a size

Smaller traditional rugs will be cheaper, but what is most important is that the size of the rug you select suits the space within your home where your rug will actually be placed. You will most likely need to get a tape measure out and examine the space where you want to place your rug. Be considerate of the idea that you may move furniture and the items around in your home in the future, and this may change the size of the space that you need to cover with a rug.

Traditional rugs come in a variety of sizes, and you can even purchase the same style of rug in a variety of different sizes, so that you invite consistency into your home. Smaller rugs can be used in kitchens and hallways, medium-sized rugs may be suitable for bedrooms, and larger traditional rugs will suit the space within a family room, sitting room our lounge room.

Choose a pattern

Traditional rugs often feature patterns that are highly intricate. You will have a variety to choose from in our online store, and you may make your choice by following your instincts. Inspect the different rugs that are available to you, and go with your gut feeling about the ones that will look the best in your home.


Rug Size Guide

This Rug Size Guide summary is developed by RugSpot to help you choose the right rug.

How Do I choose the right Size?

The size of the rug will depend on the room and the way you’d like to set it.

Living Room – Consider the rug in relation to the furniture around it as it will affect what parts of the rug you will be able see. There are three to fit a rug in a room.

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Dining Room – For dining room you’d want to have the rug that covers the table and the chairs.  The rug needs to be big enough so that the chairs are pulled in and out on the rug. To do this you need to measure the length and width of the table.

Next pull out a chair as if you are going to sit on it and measure the distance between the back of the chair and the table.  Double up this distance and add it to both length and width of the table to get an approximate size for the rug you’ll need.


Dining Table –  Length 2.00 Meter, Width 1.0 Meter

Chair and the distance allowed for sitting on it, say 0.75 Meter

 Approx Rug –    Length 2.00+2 x0.75 = 3.50 Meters, Width 1.0+0.75×2 = 2.50 Metres

 Tip: If your rug is too narrow or too short, chairs legs will fall off the rug and you’ll have difficulty pushing the chair back towards the table. Repeating this may also scratch your floor.

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Bedroom – There are three room setting

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Below are the approximate rug sizes and with potential room settings.

Dimensions (Cm)     Size                     Suitable Area

120 x 170 Cm                   Small                   Coffee table, children room, Entry area

160 x 230                          Medium             2-3 Seater Sofa

200 x 290                         Large                   3 Seater Sofa, or 4-6 seater dining table

240×330                           X Large               2 x 3 Seater Sofa or 8 seater dining table

380×390                           XX Large           Large Rooms, 10-12 seater dining table

80 x 300                           Short Runner   Short Hallway

80x 400                            Med. Runner    Medium Hallway

80x by Meter                   Long Runner    Very long Hallway See Runners Guide