Area rugs are major contributors to the interior design of your home. Rugs can accent wall colors, furniture choices, decor, and the style of your floor. Rugs can also inspire us to experiment with bold shapes, patterns, and vibrant colors. With our adaptable and stylish assortment of area, hallway, and floor rugs, you can create a new color palette or interior design style today.
At Bassett, we have more than just an incredible selection of solid and patterned rugs; you can choose by material, too. Depending on your needs, you can choose from a medium pile, shag, machine woven, or hand-tufted. And if you need help deciding, we have design professionals ready to assist you in creating the perfect look for your home.
Picking a Rug Size
Choosing the size you're looking for is an excellent first step when shopping for the perfect rug. Be sure to measure your room first and browse for the right rug size accordingly. Our selection includes rugs of various dimensions and shapes to match any room's size, so whether you need a runner or an area rug, we have you covered.
Choosing a Rug Material
Every room has a theme, and the material of your rug can definitely contribute to your theme. Shag or pile rugs add a comfortable and casual feel and are great for playrooms, family rooms, or bedrooms. Machine-woven rugs are versatile and are great for high-traffic areas like the kitchen. Hand-tufted rugs are best-suited for formal settings, like dining rooms or near the front door. Need more help choosing the right rug material? Check out our blog post on rug materials for more information.
- • 100% Polyester Rugs
- • Hide Rugs
- • Polypropylene Rugs
- • Synthetic Rugs
- • Uv-Treated Polypropylene Rugs
- • Wool Rugs
- • Wool/Viscose Rugs
Deciding on a Rug Design
Choosing the right rug design is instrumental in setting the tone of a room. For instance, the Sultan line of rugs is adaptable to many styles of rooms, and our vintage Esha rug perfectly conforms to formal dining settings with grace and ease. Create an air of sophistication with our patterned rugs, or take a more traditional, singular route with our solid-colored rugs.
Choose the correct style of rug for your room with the help of Bassett's design consultants and take control of your home's theme.
- • Abstract - A modern take on rug design. This type of rug will usually feature random shapes or patterns; however, it will still retain some predictable form.
- • Animal - These rugs are perfect for any animal or nature-themed space.
- • Classic - Perfect if you're trying to evoke class and distinction. Classic rug styles are perfect for putting the finishing touch on a classically designed space.
- • Contemporary - A contemporary rug style is a modern style that can either be bold or subtle, which you'll usually see in new homes or those with modern or mid-century modern interior design.
- • Floral - These rugs are perfect for giving any space a natural breath and go great if you have plants in the area.
- • Geometric - These rugs offer modern design with multiple geometric patterns and shapes and bring a trendy design to any space.
- • Ombre - An ombre rug transitions from one color to another and can appear abstract at first look. Ombre rugs are an easy way to add style to a room needing a transition from one color or design type to another.
- • Solid - A solid design rug is a perfect choice to get a color or theme across in a space. A huge splash of color on an area rug or runner can stand out and tie a room together.
- • Stripe - A striped rug can be a bold choice for a space. Not only do striped designs break up the style, but they can also lead your eyes around the room, highlighting other design choices in the process.
- • Traditional - Sometimes, the best style is a traditional one. These rug designs invoke some of the most classic designs f rugs over the last century.
- • Transitional - A transitional rug combines both modern and classic styles. Usually, you will see a classic or traditional construction of the rug, but with modern design elements, prints, or patterns.
Selecting Rug Colors
When picking a color for your rug, don't be afraid to be bold! The best color combinations of rugs and decor often lay across each other on the color wheel. So don't be scared to mix and match your rug color with your decor and furniture. If you need help picking the perfect rug color, our interior design consultants are standing by to help you choose the perfect rug for your space.
Different Rug Types Explained
What exactly is a runner anyway? We list the top rug types, along with their uses.
- • Area Rugs - The purpose of an area rug, as the name suggests, is to cover a large area of space. You usually see area rugs in a living room, den, or large rooms with a lot of floor space to cover.
- • Runners - A runner rug is longer than wide, often made to fit a hallway or long narrow space.
- • Door Mats - A doormat is often a small rug used to clean off one's shoes when you enter or to tie the style of a space together. They are similar to outdoor or bathroom rugs because they are stain and moisture-resistant and wash easily.
- • Outdoor Rugs - An outdoor rug is tailored to withstand harsh weather and elements. Outdoor rugs are typically made of performance material that will resist moisture and UV damage and are easily cleaned.
- • Indoor/Outdoor Rugs - Usually, indoor/outdoor rugs are made of weather-resistant material. However, they still retain the feel of a luxurious indoor rug. An indoor/outdoor rug is generally less weather-resistant than a rug made for full outdoor use. However, you make up for what you lose in durability against the elements in style and comfort.
- • Washable Rugs - Your home washing machine can conveniently clean a washable rug. Most rugs are too heavy and need cleaning while on the floor. A washable rug can be removed from the floor or rug pad and placed in your household washer and dryer for cleaning.
- • Bathroom Rugs - A bathroom rug must be semi-resistant to water and moisture. Otherwise, you could encounter issues like mold and mildew. Make sure if you plan on using a rug in the bathroom that it is created for the bathroom and suited for moisture.
- • Rug Pads - A rug pad is a layer of slip and stain-resistant material that goes under a standard rug. The rug pad protects the flooring from any scratches that may happen because of the rug rubbing against the floor and helps to secure the top rug from movement caused by foot traffic. Most rug pads secure to the floor with double-sided tape or another securing material.
How do I pick the right rug for my space?
Making a decision can be tricky, but you're in luck! Check out Bassett's blog for a guide on how to pick the right rug based on the most common sizes and shapes and in which area of your home the rug is going to live.
What color or pattern would best match my living room?
Often, the best color combinations are opposites on the color spectrum. So don't be afraid to mix-and-match colors to make a bold statement. Traditionally, mixing patterns is a no-no in classic interior design styles. But for more contemporary and modern styles, mixing different patterns can give an exciting look. If you need help picking the perfect rug color, our interior design consultants can help you create a stylish space.
What size rug should go under a king-size bed?
The most common rug size for under a king bed is 9 ft by 12 ft, but it can sometimes be a little larger depending on the style. As a general rule, you want your rug to have 8-12 inches of space from the bed itself to the edge of your rug.
What size rug do I need for a queen-sized bed?
Generally, a 7 ft by 10 ft rug is appropriate for under queen beds. The smallest rug that would fit under a queen-sized bed is 5 ft by 7 ft, but with smaller dimensions, you'll have less rug sticking out from under the bed itself. Check out our blog post for more about rugs to go with queen-sized beds.
Do rugs look good on carpet?
Absolutely! The right patterned or vibrantly colored rug can pair well with a carpet, and it can also help frame a particular room area or provide extra comfort, like in a playroom. An area rug on top of your carpet can give you lots of opportunities to give your space some "wow" factor.
What kind of rug is best for hardwood floors?
Wool is a common choice for rugs covering hardwood floors. Wool is durable, does not scratch or harm the hardwood underneath it, and comes in hundreds of styles and colors. However, there is no one "best" type of rug for a hardwood floor. Your "best" rug will depend on the style you're looking for and how much traffic you can expect in the area!
Will an area rug ruin carpet?
Not usually. However, you should pay close attention to the textures of the carpet and rug. For example, area rugs typically work best over loop or short-pile carpet because of the contrasting textures. Contrasting textures ensure that your rug won't matte down the carpet beneath it.
Do I need a rug pad?
If you are worried about the underside of your rug scratching your flooring, rug pads are a must. Rug pads also prevent rugs from moving or sliding when you walk over them. Typically, you can secure a rug pad to the floor to ensure that your rug doesn't move.
Whether you're looking for a seasoned professional to consult with, or you know just what you're looking for, we're here for you. We've got everything you need, from area rugs to rug pads. Stop by your nearest Bassett location and make an appointment or use our convenient online appointment booking. Either way, our designers are ready to help you, free of charge. Visit us in-store today for your free design consultation!