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Choosing an Area Rug isn’t About the Room – It’s about the Furniture

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Whether you have carpet, laminate or hardwood floors, an area rug can change the look of a room instantly. Do you want to brighten a room or find that perfect accent to tie the style of a room together? An area rug may be the perfect solution.

Comox Valley Floor Centre carries a huge inventory of beautiful area rugs. No matter what colour, style or texture you’re looking for, we’re confident that we have the perfect area rug for your home.

How to choose an area rug

When you choose an area rug, you’ll need to keep in mind what kind of activities happen in the room. Is it a high-traffic area? A room where kids play on the floor? Knowing this can help us give you the best advice on materials.

The furniture in the room, not necessarily the size of the room itself, dictates the size of the area rug. The rug should be underneath all of the furniture at least a little bit. In a living room, the rug should also be at least the same width as the couch, or wider. It’s also a good idea to match shapes – a round rug for a round table, and vice versa. The rule is different for hallways, however – the furniture should be off the rug and the rug should fit the space thoroughly.

Did you know we offer a spectacular custom rug service?

We have a huge selection of carpet sample boards and can help you custom-design the look and feel of your new area rug. Come down to our showroom today to experience our amazing customer service and myriad flooring options!

Six tips for incorporating an area rug into your space

Area rugs can be both a visual and financial investment. They allow you to make a bold statement in any room, add a cosy, lived-in feeling that reflects your personality and design esthetic.

Thinking about selling your home? The right area rug in the right location can vastly improve the showing value of your home.

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Here are six ways an area rug can add warmth and colour to your home:

  1. An area rug can add warmth and intimacy to a large, shapeless room – such as a basement space.
  2. Anchor your living space by grouping furniture around an area rug to create a cosy hangout space.
  3. Strategically place a rug beneath your dining room table and chairs to define the eating area without confining it.
  4. Got a small space? Rugs with large patterns will make a large room cozy, but will overwhelm your small room. Go for solid colours or a minimal pattern.
  5. When placing your rug, make sure enough floor surrounds it so it doesn’t overpower the space. You want comfort, coziness and a stylish floor.
  6. If possible, most designers suggest starting with your area rug and creating your space around it.

See also: All about area rugs – from Comox Valley Floors

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We have hundreds of area rugs at Comox Valley Floors!

We just received a shipment of 150 new area rugs – so no matter what your style and budget, we’ve got you covered!

Our friendly design experts are available to help you find what you’re looking for and offer more tips for improving your space. Stop by our store at 2920 Moray Avenue in Courtenay, or give us a call at 250-897-1166.

We look forward to helping you find the perfect area rug for your home!

All about area rugs – from Comox Valley Floors

There’s beauty in hardwood, laminate and tile flooring. The streamlined look of unadorned flooring, however, can feel a bit cold once those grey West Coast fall days set in.

The solution? Area rugs. An area rug can make a bold statement in any room and add a cosy, lived-in feeling that reflects your personality and design esthetic.

How to choose the right area rug for your space

Picking an area rug can be daunting given the number of options out there. (Heck, we just received a shipment 150 new area rugs at our Comox Valley warehouse showroom!) Almost any space can accommodate an area rug, but there’s a lot to consider.

To keep your rug-shopping experience on the positive side, consider the following:

  • What kind of lifestyle do you lead?

Are you an empty nester or a busy parent chasing muddy kids and pets around? When choosing an area rug, it’s important to address practicality.

  • What’s your style?

Choose an area rug that compliments the style of your space. While it’s not necessary to match everything in the room, the tone and texture of your rug should work with your furnishings.

  • Where will the area rug be and what’s its purpose?

The use of your space determines the purpose of your rug. Rugs can warm up, define or add visual interest to a bare floor. They also serve as comfortable spaces for children to play.

  • What feels best under your feet?

If you prefer softness, then natural fibres such as wool and cotton are for you. If you prefer a lush feeling under feet, synthetic fibres will give you what you’re looking for.

Organic rugs such as jute, hemp and sisal are surprisingly soft, but they lack the physical warmth of a woven rug. It really comes down to how you want your rug to feel beneath your feet.

  • How easily can it be cleaned?

While regular vacuuming and spot cleaning keep your carpets tidy, it’s important to also schedule regular rug cleanings to maintain a healthy home environment.

Medium- to high-pile area rugs should be professionally cleaned once a year to remove allergens, dust and accumulated dirt that isn’t easily removed by vacuum.

Low-pile and flat-weave carpets provide fewer hiding spaces for grime and are easier to spot clean, but they need a twice-yearly old-fashioned rug beating to remove all the accumulated dust.

  • Is your rug timeless and how much will it cost?

Spending more on a high-quality area rug is worth it in the long run, rather than buying mediocre-quality carpets that need frequent replacing. But, if you like to change things up seasonally, less-expensive area rugs will work for your needs.

Now that we’ve got you thinking about area rugs, check out six tips for incorporating an area rug into your space.

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We have hundreds of area rugs at Comox Valley Floors!

We just received a shipment of 150 new area rugs – so no matter what your style and budget, we’ve got you covered!

Our friendly design experts are available to help you find what you’re looking for and offer more tips for improving your space. Stop by our store at 2920 Moray Avenue in Courtenay, or give us a call at 250-897-1166.

We look forward to helping you find the perfect area rug for your home!