From providing an extra bit of warmth in the winter months to helping frame spaces, area rugs are the perfect addition to any North York home. With so many variables to consider, picking out the right area rug for your home may feel like a daunting task. Our experts at Floor Coverings International North York can make the process a little easier. Here are the top things you should consider when picking out the perfect area rug for your home.

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Besides thinking about your current décor, think about how your lifestyle should affect your area rug color choice. Light colored rugs are more likely to show stains and spills. If your home is full of messy children and rambunctious pets, avoid creams and white colored rugs.

Are you looking to use an area rug to create a cozy living room? Consider a deep, rich colored carpet, as it will make the space feel more intimate. Are you trying to capture an airy, beach aesthetic? Consider a light tan carpet, woven Berber or sisal carpet to further the look.


Is the room small and cluttered or large and spacious? For smaller rooms, pick out carpets with a subtle pattern, as it won’t overwhelm the room. Instead of being the centerpiece, your area rug will be a comfortable addition, bringing warmth and comfort. A heavily patterned bold rug can work well in large rooms. Let the rug show your fun personality with bold stripes or bright colors.


An ill-sized area rug can make a room feel small. Your new area rug should compliment your North York home. If the rug is in a living room, make sure it goes under the legs of your furniture. If it’s in a dining room, your entire table and chairs should sit on top of it. If it’s in your bedroom, it should go under the bottom two-thirds of your bed. Our experts at Floor Coverings International North York can help you understand your space and guide you to the perfect sized area rug.

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Ready to add the finishing décor touches on your home? Schedule a free, in-home design consultation with one of our expert Design Associates. We’ll help you find the perfect area rug for your home. We proudly serve the greater North York, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, and Markham area.

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