Find the perfect rug for every room.

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Find the perfect rug for every room.

A rug can make or break a room and choosing the right one can sometimes feel incredibly tricky. It’s essential to make sure you have the right measurements for each room you’re hoping to add a rug into, a specific style or colour in mind that suits your current aesthetic, and have a an idea about what material will best suit the space (after all, the perfect living room rug may not necessarily be the right bedroom rug.) So, how can you make sure you’re choosing the right rug for each room in your home? Simply follow our guide and head into The Homemaker Alexandria to pick up the perfect piece.


Living room

When choosing the right living room rug, it’s usually best to choose one that either blends in with your furniture or stands out enough that it can be its own accent piece. It should be large enough to sit underneath the front legs of your sofa and armchairs, so your feet are on fabric when you’re sitting down and not on the floor. Measure the width of your living room furniture, ensuring there’s enough space on either side of your sofa for the front legs of your armchairs so you know what rug size will work best. A rug that’s too small may make the space feel out of proportion and smaller than it is. If you’ve got a large lounge room, we recommend layering two medium-sized woven rugs from James Lane to add texture to the space, but also to pair well with furniture of any shade.


Dining room


Don’t be afraid of adding a dining room rug into your home as they can make mealtime feel so much more elegant. When it comes to choosing the perfect dining room rug, the main thing to consider is the fabric, as this rug must be able to withstand the wear and tear that comes with moving chairs, spills, dirt, and food blemishes. A washable rug is always wonderful in the dining room as it’s easy to clean and stain-resistant. The rug you choose for your dining room will also depend on the type of furniture inhabiting the space. If you have a round dining table, then a round rug will work best, whereas a rectangular dining table will mean a rectangular dining room rug is the best choice. Always ensure the rug you choose is larger than the parameter of your dining table and chairs, so when a chair is pulled out from underneath the table it remains on the rug. En Furnishing have a large selection of dining room rugs of various shapes and sizes, so once you know what kind of dining room rug you need, head in store and explore their selection.



A bedroom rug can add a homey feel to your space, and who wouldn’t want to wake up and feel a comfortable, soft rug beneath their feet? The ideal bedroom rug should be big enough to sit underneath your bed and either stop at your side tables or run underneath them completely, so they remain stable. When it comes to the texture of a bedroom rug, opting for softer fabrics can soften the space and juxtapose hard floors, we recommend a high-pile rug. A bedroom rug should also not be too overstimulating as the bedroom is a space of rest and relaxation. Be sure to choose a rug in a neutral tone with a minimalist pattern to help create a more calming space, as opposed to a bedroom rug with bright colours and bold patterns. Decorug has such a wide range of trending, neutral rugs so finding the perfect piece for your bedroom (or kids room) has never been easier.


Home office

If you spend a lot of time working from home, then having an office where you feel like you can be productive is key. If you’re looking for the right rug to add to your home office, then choosing a piece that makes you feel inspired is a great option. Whether you work in the creative industry or are an accounting whiz, the right furniture and décor can help you focus and generate amazing ideas your team will adore. Let your creativity shine by choosing colours and patterns that excite your senses, whilst ensuring the fabric is heavy enough to remain in place when your office chair is moved. It’s also important to make sure your office rug is large enough that when you do leave your desk and your chair is pushed back, that your chair remains on the rug. Berkowitz has great rugs that work well in every room, so finding the ideal home office rug is incredibly simple and they’ll also be able to help you find the most comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing, office chair.


We hope this guide helps you find the perfect rug for every room in your home. Whether you’re hunting for a cosy bedroom rug, an eye-catching lounge room rug, a robust dining room rug, or a creative office rug, at The Homemaker Alexandria, you’ll find the right pieces that’ll completely transform your space.

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