How to Pick the Perfect Rug
Go ahead — treat your feet! From rugby stripes to polka dots, a supersoft rug is the perfect way to help define your space. The right rug color, pattern, texture and size will bring together all the different design elements in your room. Mix and match your rug with our bedding, furniture and window coverings to create your very own space that feels special, cozy and totally you.
The first two things to keep in mind when choosing a rug are the pattern and the material. If the rest of your room has lots of color and pattern, for example, consider a neutral rug with a low pile to help harmonize the space.
Function is just as important as fashion when choosing the perfect rug for your room. Here are some basic guidelines:
These rugs are long lasting, soft and easy to clean, making them ideal for high-traffic areas (like your room!). New Zealand wool, while more expensive, is superior in quality and less likely to shed. A rug made of a blend of New Zealand and Indian wool is a more affordable alternative that's still high in quality.
Easy to care for and supremely soft, cotton chenille rugs are stylish and versatile. Their smooth pile makes them easy to blend with a wide range of styles, and their silky texture means they're supersoft underfoot.
An affordable choice that's durable too, natural fiber rugs are perfect for adding a neutral tone to an especially bold or colorful room. Or, use a natural fiber rug as a foundation for layering with smaller, patterned wool rugs.
A must under any rug, rug pads provide additional padding underfoot, and they prevent rugs from sliding around on the floor — no matter what your floor is made of. A rug pad will also extend the life of your rug and keep it laying flat and smooth, making vacuuming easier. Our Deluxe Rug Pad, made in America with 100% recycled fibers, is easy to trim with household scissors to ensure a perfect fit under any rug.
- It's best not to place shag rugs (like our Ultra Plush Rug) in places that have a rolling chair — like your study space.
- Shag rugs shed — it's totally normal! Because of this, avoid placing them where little kids will be crawling around.
- Our cotton chenille rugs are fully reversible — so it's like you get two rugs for one price.
Follow these simple steps when adding a rug to your room:
1. First, measure your space with a steel measuring tape. Don't rely on "eyeing it" — it's always best to measure, and don't forget to double-check your measurements.
2. Make sure to consider the location of vents and doors, as they may affect where you place your rug.
3. To create a smaller, more intimate space, measure the length and width of the furnished area and subtract 24" from both measurements. The final measurement is how big your rug should be.
4. In your bedroom, your rug doesn't have to cover the majority of the floor. Try placing an accent rug under your bed so it peeks out from the sides, or place a rug under your desk to help define your study space.
5. In your lounge, furniture should be placed entirely on or off your rug with the exception of a sofa, which may be placed with its back legs directly on the floor.
6. In your study space, try a rug that extends just beyond the feet of your desk. This will help set off the area from the rest of your room.
When properly cared for, rugs are a lasting investment. Follow these suggestions and you'll enjoy your PBteen rug for years.
- Place a rug pad between your rug and the floor. It will prevent slippage and act as a buffer to minimize abrasion. This will extend the rug's life and also protect your floors. We recommend our Deluxe Rug Pad for all floor types.
- Vacuum or shake out rugs regularly. When vacuuming, pass over each area several times from different directions. Avoid high-powered vacuum attachments, which can pull threads away from the rug's backing.
- Rotate or reposition your rug every six months to avoid repetitive wear and to balance any fading from light.
- Blot spills with a clean, white cloth as soon as they occur. Work from the outside edge inward to prevent the spill from spreading.
- Consult a professional rug cleaner for deep cleaning or spot removal.
- Do not dry-clean rugs. Harsh chemicals can damage the backing and cause the rug's color to fade.
- Shedding is normal for tufted, shag and natural fiber rugs. This will diminish over time. Proper vacuuming and regular rotation will help reduce shedding.
- To keep our Ultra Plush Rug looking great, simply shake it out to fluff it up after removing it from the packaging. For a fuller look, run your fingers or a brush through the matted areas to lift the fibers. Also, be sure to clip loose ends with scissors rather than pull them off.
- When storing your rug, roll it up with the pattern facing out. Wrap it in a breathable cloth for protection. Do not fold or place your rug in an airtight bag. Store your rug in a dry, well-ventilated place.
- For specific care instructions, always refer to the care card included with your rug.