Over the years, as far as interior design trends go, the search for rugs that complement laminate flooring has grown to be bigger than ever. While carpet is still an incredibly popular choice for making a home feel warm and cosy, many of us are enjoying the benefits and low maintenance of wood laminate flooring.

So, how do you find the perfect rug to make your flooring feel comfortable and homely? At Frank’s The Flooring Store, we are a family-run business with a wealth of knowledge and experience on the interior trends to improve your home.

Let’s take a look at how to choose a rug for your laminate flooring and explore the benefits of having one.

Create warmth and comfort

Laminate flooring is renowned for its style and sophisticated look. However, sometimes laminate flooring can feel cold and not always the most comfortable underfoot, particularly on a winter’s morning.

Perfectly placing a rug, or two, in your desired room will help resolve this issue and as a result make moving around the room a much more pleasant experience.

Choose cosiness

Our homes are a place to feel snug and cosy, even when choosing a decor style that is minimal with laminate flooring. 

Sometimes with this type of flooring the feeling of luxury can end up missing. That’s why rugs are perfect for introducing a well-needed element of cosiness.

Have a focal point

Wood effect laminate flooring is smart and also practical but every room benefits from a focal point. Place an eye-catching rug in the perfect position for a stylish finishing touch.

Reduce noise

While they might look good, laminate floors can sometimes be noisy, particularly in a room with minimal soft furnishings. By adding a rug, this will help to absorb sound and make the room feel less echoey and empty.

How do I choose the right colour and style?

When you start your hunt for the perfect rug, it is important to consider your existing decor.

If you are decorating a room that is already vibrant and busy, the choice of a plain rug with a neutral colour might be best to offset the loud style of the room. Contrastingly, a room with a muted colour scheme might benefit from something bold, statement, or patterned.

What is the right size rug for me?

Before you make your choice, it is advisable to consider how much laminate flooring you want to be exposed in the desired room. Take some measurements so you know exactly how much flooring space the rug is going to cover.

The position of the rug is critical, so it’s a good idea to move it around and try it in several places before deciding where to keep it. Placing a rug in the centre of the room creates a statement but a rug in front of the sofa makes for cosy feet.

There is plenty of choice when it comes to rugs at Frank’s. 

Pop on down to your local Frank’s and we’ll help you pick out the perfect flooring for your living room.

Got a question? Ask Frank!