An often overlooked home decor item is an area rug. Especially in homes with wood flooring, the right rug can bring a room together. Today we’re sharing our top three tips for picking out the best rug for every room in your home.

What Size Do You Need?

Pull out a measuring tape and see how much available space you have in the room. You’ll want to leave two to three feet of space around the rug, so subtract accordingly. Then, you’ll know the maximum dimensions of the rug for that space. For example, if you have a 10’x12′ space, you’ll subtract a few feet to get a rug that’s no larger than 8’x10′. Of course, you don’t want to go too small, either, or the rug will be dwarfed by the size of the room and your furniture.

What’s Your Decor Style?

Consider the current esthetic of the room you’re planning to buy a rug for. Is it modern? Try the Jacinth rug. Is it more classic? You might be happier with the Hardy rug. Whatever your chosen design style, we’ve got a rug to match it. Browse our collection online for more options.

What Material Should You Choose?

Think about how you will use this rug. Will it be a bathroom rug? You’ll want something plush underfoot. Perhaps it will sit by the back door and take a heavy beating from wet, winter boots. Choose something absorbent and easy to clean. Maybe you’re looking for a living room area rug where your toddler often plays with his toys. You’ll want something durable and stain-resistant.

Keep these three tips in mind when shopping for rugs online at Mealey’s Furniture. We have a wide selection so you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for.