Rugs 101: How to pick your ideal rug

Rugs 101: How to pick your ideal rug

Choosing a rug can be a challenging task for some, that's why we've created a little and simple guide to help you choose the ideal rug for your space.

There are several things you should keep in mind when choosing a new area rug. Depending on some of them you may choose a different material, design or colour.


Each material has its benefits. New Zealand and virgin wool are the basic choice for any rug; they are good quality and they look and feel that way.


Bamboo silk is more elegant and pleasing to the touch and also has a natural sheen to it that looks beautiful in rooms with a lot of natural light.


Cowhide leather is soft in its own way and can be very durable; the rugs could be freeform or patchwork designs.

Organic yute is a great option for a rustic and outdoorsy look and can be used outside as long as its placed under a roof.


And last, but not least, recycled PET is an amazing alternative of wool but it's much more resistant and can be used outdoors.

Ultimately, for a high traffic area pick jute, wool or recycled PET rugs.



Deciding the design is probably the most important part. Small spaces work better with solid or simple designs, while heavy patterns fit better in spacious areas. Also, if the overall decoration is lacking some spice you can choose an elaborate design to level up the space.


As for the technique, wool or recycled PET rugs made in loop make the materials even more durable, so they are a good match for a kid's bedroom or playroom. 


You can also choose between low or high cut pile depending on what result you're looking for. 


This is where you can let your inner artist go free. Depending on the decoration you have in your space you might want to choose between warm or cool tones. For a room with poor lighting or no windows, opt for a lighter color like white or beige.


If you don't want to go too crazy with your piece, you can choose a design that mixes three or more colors and select different tones of the same color. Or if the space has lots of colors like a kid's bedroom, pick a rug in neutral tones instead. 


In Kaymanta we have options for anything you're looking for; we work with various materials and with up to 1400 colors to choose from. We give you the possibility to adjust your favourite design with the colors, materials and sizes that fit you the most. Contact us to start your custom made project!



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