The point of the rug is to make the room and the furniture feel anchored. Generally, we try to select a size as large as possible for a room or area to avoid the rug looking too skimpy. In a living area, we usually have most of the furniture arrangement on the rug. Smaller items like end tables and chairs should have all feet on the rug or off the rug to avoid it being unstable. Often with heavier pieces like a sofa, we place the sofa's front half on the rug or the rug just in front of the sofa. Keep in mind the room will feel larger and the seating area more welcoming when the rug encompasses the seating area. Take into consideration doorways where a door swing could hit the carpet. Walkways around a seating area should either have enough rug space to walk on comfortably or bare floor to avoid walking half on and half off the rug. In bedrooms we often make the rug large enough to be comfortably walked on by all sides of the bed or we sometimes use two smaller rugs on each side of the bed. If you have any doubts on the size, it is best to seek the help of a professional We assist our clients all the time with selecting rugs and can easily provide this service virtually. We just need some photos and room dimensions to help.
How to select the best rug to anchor your space...
Most designers will agree, that a room isn't complete without a rug, but how do you select the right rug when there seem to be endless options? The first thing to consider is the way the room is going to be used, whether it be a high traffic area or a quiet room that doesn't get much wear. That will often guide you in selecting the right material whether it be wool, jute, cotton, polypropelene or PVC. Each material wears differently. Each material also creates different moods. Creating a casual mood or a more formal atmosphere should be reflected in your rug choice. Of course, the color palette of the room and the size of the rug is also a major part of selecting the best rug.
Rugs can be the foundation and starting point of every space....
Clients often ask, where do you start in choosing the colors and elements in a room? We believe most rooms start with the foundation of a rug because it anchors the space and creates a base of texture, color or pattern that has the most impact. Rugs are a great jumping off point. Start with a wonderful rug and the rest will fall into place. It sets the tone of a room, whether that be a casual elegance or a more formal feel, rugs set the mood.
Choosing a rug that reflects the overall mood of the room, that special color or neutral you are going for, as well as the texture and the way the room is used, is critical to making the right selection. Rooms that have high traffic with kids, dogs, sandy feet, require a performance rug that can with-stand the use. Indoor/outdoor rugs are a great choice in high traffic areas. Rugs come in a variety of materials. Everything from polyester for high performance to cotton, wool, sisal and jute.
Rugs are good for indoors as well as outdoors. Rugs made for outdoors are designed and constructed to stand up to rain, sunshine and the elements. From the backings to the materials used to treat the product, manufacturers produce these rugs to be durable and they are also a great choice for indoors. Outdoor rugs create an inviting setting on any patio or deck.
Our Coastal Blue Indoor/Outdoor Rug, handwoven in sun, rain, dog and child-proof performance yarns for peace of mind. This classic herringbone design is perfect indoors or out. We love the watery blues and it is one of our best seller's.
Natural Jute Rugs...the perfect choice for a casual room and pairs beautifully with earthy textures and materials like rattan, linen and cotton furnishings
Jute is known as "the golden fiber" and it's extremely strong, highly sustainable, as well as eco friendly. Jute comes from the stem and outer ribbon of the jute plant. It's often blended with other fibers like wool for warmth. We love the casual, natural texture it adds to a room.
These durable and casual indoor/outdoor rugs are wonderful both indoors and out! They are the perfect choice when there are sandy toes, kids, and dogs.
These beautiful indoor/outdoor rugs are hand made from recycled plastic bottles. They are soft to the touch, stain resistant and easy to clean. Perfect for high traffic areas and outdoor patios. The recommended cleaning is easy. Just regular vacuuming or a soft gentle shake of the rug. It can also be hosed off or brushed with freshy soapy water. We love the variety of colors and casual patterns that are available.
These incredible PVC rugs are the answer to your messiest of areas! Perfect on a deck, patio or boat and equally wonderful in a family room, kids room, mud rooms or kitchen.
These beautiful PVC rugs are loomed in Sweden and are practically indestructible! Hypoallergenic, fade resistant, mildew resistant and machine washable and can be hosed off and hung to dry. They come in a variety of colors and they are the answer to your messiest of areas.
Wool rugs add softness, richness and everlasting beauty to any room...
Wool rugs are durable, naturally sustainable and come in both a soft sumptuous plush pile and flat weave design. Wool is so strong that it can last for centuries. It's a great choice for a master bed room or a living room where you want a soft plush feel. Wool has innate stain and soil resistant properties and provides excellent sound absorption. Easy to clean. Just a regular vacuuming required.
New in the Shop!
Sure to be best sellers! These new rugs in the shop prove that jute rugs come in a variety of textures, patterns and colors.
Our designers are here to help guide you on all aspects of your rug selection and we can do it virtually - email or call today!
DesignCrew@ourboathouse.com - 800-473-2137
Coastal Rugs to Anchor Your Space
Rugs are the foundation of a room; the anchors of the space. Whatever your rug choice, the room won't be complete without it!
We designed this coastal living room with natural elements in mind and started with this wonderfully textured jute rug.
How to select the best size rug for my room?
Is jute the same as sisal and is one better than the other?
Jute comes from the jute plant and sisal comes from an agave plant. They are both durable, but sisal is the strongest which also makes it the hardest underfoot. Sisal tends to be hard and scratchy in feel, which is why we use mostly jute rugs that are much softer to the touch and feel comfortable on your feet.