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How to Pick the Perfect Rug

How to Pick the Perfect Rug, Homemakers Furniture, rugs, rug placement, outdoor rugs, indoor rugs, large rugs, small rugs

It could be color, it could be style. Maybe you like a really great Persian rug that gives your home that very warm, very homey feel. That rug is telling the whole story right there when somebody comes in. It can really ground your room and give it the definition you’re looking for.Sue Espinosa

Y ou probably think of Homemakers as the go-to place for leather sofas, dining sets or comfy mattresses. But the best-kept secret in Iowa is a secret no more: Homemakers is the one-stop store for all of your home décor needs, especially rugs.

Our huge showroom boasts more than 1,200 rugs on display in an incredible range of styles, materials, shapes and sizes. Homemakers sold 742 rugs last month — an average of one every 25 minutes! And now, with the unveiling of our new website, the incredible selection and unbeatable prices are available to shoppers across the country! Our Director of Visual Display, Sue Espinosa, has some tips for selecting that perfect rug.

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Why?

Rugs are a great way to define a space and completely transform it with minimal effort. Maybe you want to change up your family room without having to replace the furniture you love. The addition of a rug can provide an infusion of vitality and freshness to the space.

“It can really give a room that main focal point,” Espinosa says. “It could be color, it could be style. Maybe you like a really great Persian rug that gives your home that very warm, very homey feel. That rug is telling the whole story right there when somebody comes in. It can really ground your room and give it the definition you’re looking for.”

How to Pick the Perfect Rug, Homemakers Furniture, rugs, rug placement, outdoor rugs, indoor rugs, large rugs, small rugs

The big picture

Look around and take note of what components will remain — the pattern of your drapes, or the fabric on your sofa. It might seem obvious, but it’s an important point that is often overlooked in the search for a rug. You want your purchase to complement the existing landscape, not clash with it.

“You’ve got to think about your space,” Espinosa notes. “If everything is going to stay — your sofa, your drapes — you really have to think about that when you’re going to make that rug purchase.”

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Supersize it

“A lot of times people don’t get a rug that’s big enough,” Espinosa points out. “You really should have your furniture sitting on it. You don’t want it to seem so small that it just is kind of an afterthought.”

In addition, a smaller rug in a larger space, like a living room or bedroom, can actually make the room seem smaller. When in doubt, go bigger: It will anchor your furniture, define the space and add warmth, all at the same time.

Smaller rugs certainly have their place, too. They can add coziness to an entryway or elegance and polish to a hallway or kitchen.

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Bringing the outside in

One of the most exciting areas of growth is with outdoor rugs, typically made from polypropylene, and they’re not just for outdoors anymore. Polypropylene wicks moisture to the surface, making it naturally water-resistant. It also resists stains and color fading while providing soft-to-the-touch comfort.

The brilliant vibrancy, unmatched durability and exceptional value make these rugs a great option inside or out.

“They’re not at all what you’d expect,“ Espinosa says. “They’re incredible, and the look ­— most people wouldn’t know when they walk into that room that you’re using an outdoor rug, they’ve changed that much.”

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Click on over to Homemakers.com to explore your options, or stop in today to speak with a specialist and view our extensive selection in person. You’re sure to find the perfect fit for your home!

Want to show us your Homemakers rug in action? Share a picture with us on Facebook or Instagram (we’re @shophomemakers!).

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