How to Choose a Farmhouse Rug: 7 Tips

How to Choose a Farmhouse Rug: 7 Tips

Apr 6th 2023

When it comes to the interior design of a home decorated in a farmhouse style, a rug is one of the essential components that has the ability to bring the entire room together. No matter what room you want to decorate, it can be hard to find the right farmhouse rug. In this blog, as part of our series where we dive into information about the different styles of rugs available, we have seven tips for you that will making choosing your perfect farmhouse rug a walk in the park.

Think About the Size and Shape

First, determine the dimensions of the room where you want to place your rug before you ever start looking at different size options for the rug itself. As farmhouse area rugs are available in a wide variety of size options, it’s essential to select one that is suitable for the area in question. If you are looking for a farmhouse living room rug, you should take into account the dimensions of your seating area and select a rug that is large enough to accommodate all of your furniture without crowding the space – same thing with a rug for the bedroom that has to take the bed and any other furniture into account.

The easiest way to make sure you’re choosing the right size and shape of rug for your room is to use painter’s tape and measure out a few different size options on your floor so you’re better able to visualize them in your home.

Make Sure You Choose the Appropriate Material

A variety of materials, such as wool, cotton, jute, and synthetic fibers, are used to make farmhouse rugs. Consider purchasing a low-pile rug manufactured from wool or a synthetic fiber if you’re searching for a rug that is durable enough to handle high foot traffic. Choose a rug with a high-pile manufactured from cotton or wool for a cozier atmosphere, or if comfort is your priority. For those with a larger family, children, or pets, there are now machine-washable rugs which might be the perfect fit for you, material-wise. They are thinner so they can be washed in the washing machine, but this way you’ll never have to worry about spills or stains again, as cleaning your rug is as easy as a cycle in the washer.

Imagine It in Your Space

This is one of the more common-sense points in this guide, but you need to take your personal style into account before choosing a rug you like. Just because you like a rug doesn’t mean that it will mesh with your other decor in a specific room, or that it matches the overall theme you hope to achieve. If you want to add some visual interest to a room that has a neutral color scheme, you might want to think about getting a patterned farmhouse rug. On the other hand, if your interior design already has a lot going on, adding a farmhouse area rug in a solid hue might help generate a sense of tranquility. Your rug doesn’t necessarily have to match, but it does have to flow with everything else that you have in your space, both color-wise and style-wise.

Alina Traditional Oriental Washable Area Rug

Invest in High Durability

A quality farmhouse rug should be sturdy enough to survive the normal wear and tear that it will receive in the area where you plan to place it. Try to find a rug that has a dense weave and is capable of withstanding stains and liquid spills if you plan to use it in kitchens, walkways, by front doors, or in laundry rooms. If you have children or pets, you should consider getting a rug manufactured from synthetic fibers because they are easy to keep and clean – or, again, a machine-washable rug that ensures durability no matter the placement.

Choose the Perfect Shade

When choosing your farmhouse rug, it is important to consider the color scheme of the rest of your decor. A neutral rug in beige or cream can create a unified appearance in a room with a lot of warm tones already present in the decor. Consider getting a rug in a subdued color like sage or navy if you want to inject some color into the area you are working with, or if you keep up with any of the current color trends. As far as farmhouse style goes, the most popular colors are neutrals and earthy tones, but muted greens, reds, oranges and grays are also used often.

Pay Attention to Texture

Your design might benefit from adding dimension and depth if you use certain textures in your design choices. Think about getting a high-pile rug with a shaggy texture if you want your space to seem more inviting, or choose a low-pile rug with a smooth finish if you want your space to have a more uncluttered appearance. Jute rugs are popular choices in farmhouse-style rooms, as they add that extra flair of rough texture.

Set a Budget

Because of the variety of pricing that’s available for farmhouse area rugs, it is essential to decide on a spending limit before you begin your search, and not after. When determining how much you may spend on a rug, take into account its dimensions, as well as its construction and design. Keep in mind that a decent farmhouse rug can last for many years, making it worthwhile to make an investment in a high-quality piece. But at the same time, if you’ve given yourself a home renovation or redesign budget, there are plenty of rugs out there that’ll fall in your price range.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a farmhouse rug?

A: A farmhouse rug is a specific kind of rug that is designed to enhance the warm and homey atmosphere of a farmhouse-style space. These rugs come in many different materials, sizes, and shapes, and most of them have simple, long-lasting designs. They can be used to define the boundaries of a seating area or to bring a sense of coziness and variety to a space. There is no single way to define a farmhouse rug since they come in such variety – but they are rugs modeled after the farmhouse style of decor.

Q: What color of farmhouse rug goes with green walls?

A: You have several choices available to you when it comes to choosing a color for your farmhouse rug that will go well with green walls. An easy answer is to go for a rug in a neutral color, such as beige, cream, or gray, as these rugs are sure to flow with any color walls and can serve as a subtle anchor for any other colors involved in your decor. There are other options, like different muted shades of green and yellow, blacks and whites, or even warmer earthier browns and reds. Whatever you choose, just make sure to pick a shade that works well with the green on your walls rather than one that competes with it.

Q: What color rug to put with light beige farmhouse furniture?

A: Because light beige farmhouse furniture looks good with a variety of colors, you have plenty of choices available to you when deciding which rug to put down on the floor. Choose a beige or cream-neutral rug for a more traditional feel in your space. A rug in a deeper color, such as navy or charcoal, can make your room feel more inviting and snug. This is especially useful if you want to bring some contrast to the space. Beige furniture is very popular in farmhouse design due to its soft and homey feel, and it also leaves you with the most options when it comes to your rug... something to consider!

Farmhouse design isn’t as “trendy” as other recent styles, like contemporary eclectic or elegant traditional, but that doesn’t mean that it’s out of style in any sense. Farmhouse furniture is some of the most-purchased around the world, which means that finding the perfect rug to pair with it is so important. Rugs can make or break a space, especially in a design setting that is as soft and neutral as a farmhouse-style area, which makes their impact even stronger.

If you’re in the market for a new farmhouse-style rug for your home, or are considering doing some redecorating, be sure to take a look at Decorsify’s different options. We have a wide variety of rugs available that are sure to fit right in with your farmhouse decor - or any other decor, too.

And if you need any other advice when it comes to making your house a home, be sure to check out the other articles on our blog for all the inspiration you need. Good luck, and happy designing!