Sorry, we shamelessly stole that Big Lebowski quote for an article about actually using rugs to a tie a room together

A lot goes into decorating and styling every room in your home. From picking out the right curtains to choosing the perfect color schemes, every detail is important in giving your house that cozy, homey feel. But, as noted by Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski, the one thing that can always help tie the room together, is the perfect rug. Check out these 3 easy tips for picking the right rug to bring out the best in any room.

1. Choose the Right Size

An oversized rug can make your room feel cluttered and claustrophobic, especially if you’ve selected a busy design scheme. On the other end of the spectrum, an undersized rug might underwhelm your design. The perfect rug is scaled properly and its design, including colors, complements the rest of the room without being overwhelming. This might be hard to do without having the rug in your home, but with a few simple measurements, you can easily map out the exact size your rug needs to be.

2. Style is Key

Find matching or similar patterns in the rug and the room for continuity. This is probably the most important part of picking the right rug. Think about what style your room has. Is it modern? Ocean-inspired? Eclectic? Southwestern? There will always be a rug to match your style, it's just a matter of looking diligently.

Don't rush into buying a rug for the sake of covering the floor. Throwing a busy and colorful Moroccan rug into a sleek minimalist room is a design no-no (or maybe it's distinctly you). But a natural fiber rug might just do the trick. Don’t be afraid to explore what’s out there before making your decision.  

3. Rug quality matters

Quality is key when selecting the right rug for your space, especially if you want your perfectly designed room to stay in style for years to come. If you’ve ever seen the 1987 film Moonstruck, you’ll no doubt remember Cosmo Castorini’s infamous line “It costs money, because it saves money.” While most shy away from the idea of spending big on a rug, the fact remains that mass manufactured rugs will wear and tear much quicker than a high-quality rug from a reputable seller. This rapid deterioration will only present the need to buy a new rug every few years, sending you on a renewed search for the right rug again, Be smart and buy a quality rug just once.

These 3 simple tips will help you on your way to finding the perfect rug for your space. To help you get started, Zinc Décor has a wide variety of high-quality rugs that won’t break the bank to match almost any style you’re going for.