Choosing a Rug

Accent or anchor, a rug can help refine or define your space! Messner Carpet has a huge variety of area rugs to fit your style. How to choose? Here are some things to consider:

Size: What is the area you are covering? Will your rug cover a room, or set apart a space within a room? For rugs that fill a room, try to look at the flooring underneath the rug as a border. A nice rule of thumb is to have your “border,” or the area not covered by the rug, 6 to 12 inches evenly spaced between the rug and the wall. If you are defining a space within a room, the effect can be improved by fitting all the furnishings of that space onto the rug.

Textured and Fibers: Nylons, wools, silk and more come in a variety of patterns and textures such as sculpted shapes and designs. Choose a rug that fits your tastes, lifestyle and the traffic it will receive in your home.

Shape and dimension:Do you have a round dining table? A round rug looks great underneath! Try to mimic the shape of the rug with the shape of the table. Do you have separate conversation areas in your living or family room? Consider separate (but coordinating) rugs for each area. The key to choosing the shape and dimension of your rug is balance. Our designers are happy to help.

Color and style: Many designers advise choosing the rug first, and letting the color and design inform the rest of your decor choices. Rugs can be elegant or outdoorsy, fashionable or functional. Not sure? We have over 300 rugs in our gallery, and we’ll let you take our rugs and try them in your home, so you know you’re making the right choice!

Create Your Own: You read that right. Most of our vast selection of carpet can be made into rugs, and we can create a custom rug as well. We can cut a custom shape of broadloom carpet, and create any border you imagine: coordinating carpet, fabric, even leather! We have even created one-of-a-kind complex, commissioned rugs from a designers drawing. For a little fun, let us bind your selection of complimenting or contrasting carpets into a rug! Come in to the showroom, and we’ll show you how.