Rugs are one of our favourite accent pieces when it comes to styling a home. With the ability to add texture, colour and character to living rooms, bedrooms and even home offices, we love how floor rugs can totally transform a space.
If you’ve ever stepped foot inside our Tweed Heads showroom, or follow along with us on Instagram, you will have already seen a glimpse of our incredible range from Bayliss Rugs. With their contemporary, on-trend collections and variety of designs to choose from, it’s safe to say these guys know a thing or two about styling with rugs.
We know that choosing the perfect rug for your home can seem overwhelming if you don’t know where to begin or what to look out for. So we reached out to Raewyn from Bayliss Rugs who shared her top rug styling tips, considerations and mistakes to avoid to make the process easier!
Keep reading for Raewyn’s key pieces of advice on how to choose the perfect rug along with some beautiful rug inspiration to get the ideas flowing.
What kind of factors need to be considered when it comes to choosing the perfect rug?
It all comes down to budget, size, application and functionality.
Budget is first and foremost. How much are you willing to spend on a rug? This will save you time.
Size is important and many get this wrong. If in doubt, go larger... a larger rug can be placed under the furniture and will make the room appear larger too.
Application covers a wide range of questions. A few would be: Do you have pets? Do you have children? Is it a high traffic area? Are there allergies to consider?
Functionality would cover questions of appearance and texture. Do you want a soft rug to lay on? Do you want low maintenance? Or are you wanting a timeless piece?
What are your top picks for the best living room rug styles in 2018?
My picks for living room styles in 2018 from our Bayliss collection would be Hamilton and Quarry.
Hamilton is a transitional rug style which looks great in many applications and adds subtle pattern without being dominant.
Quarry’s composition is tencel, which is commercially sound and great for most applications due to its durability and soft luster. We offer a great variety of colours and neutral options, as well as a full range of sizes including round.
What are some common mistakes to avoid when choosing a living room rug?
Size. More often than not, most people choose a size too small for their space. If in doubt, always go larger!
If you're ready to start browsing for the perfect rug, you've come to the right place!
You can view all of our floor rugs online (including dimensions, materials and pricing) allowing you to choose the perfect rug to fit within your current home styling. With ZipPay available on all purchases, you can also buy now and pay later.
Or, visit our Tweed Heads showroom to see our selection of rugs in person. Our expert team of interior designers can talk you through the best options to complement your space!
Love these tips? Check out our recent blog post on living room looks we love for 2018!