Once upon a time, there was a distinct difference between a room’s carpet, what we often call a ‘rug’ today, and the traditional rug. A carpet was the most expensive piece in an interior ensemble. Hand-woven from the most expensive materials and imported halfway across the world. The humble rug was something used to keep the floor warm and to wipe our feet on.
However, how we use our rugs and carpets today shows that we expect the modern rug to do both things, to be beautiful and practical. And this is a tall order to expect from the product we often choose last, after the couch and coffee table. But if you choose the right rug for the room, it can completely set the scene, and the difference between a good rug and a bad rug is a game changer.
Know your base