Over the past few years, many of us have had to change the way we work. While working from home was mandatory for certain periods, there has been a shift in the perception that turning up to the office every day is required in order to be productive. Flexibility is the new norm, and employees are often choosing to work some days in the office and some from home. As a result, the home office is now an essential space, and it requires some attention!
Once you have your essentials set up – desk, chair and computer – it's time to focus on the decor. And this includes an office rug! Here are some tips and tricks for choosing the perfect rug for your home office.
How to Choose a Home Office Rug
Working from home means that your home office is going to be a room where you spend a significant amount of time. So, you want to make sure that it is both comfortable and attractive. Poorly designed spaces can be demotivating, and adding a rug is a quick and affordable way to refresh a room and bring in a bit of your own personality.
When choosing a rug for your home office, you will need to consider the shape and size of the room as well the aesthetic you want to achieve. Some home offices will follow the same style as the rest of the house, while others will have their own unique style. Fortunately, there are countless rug styles to choose from, so it won't be too hard to find one that suits your style.
At Rugs Express, we have rugs in a range of styles, including modern, traditional, natural, shaggy, round and luxury. Our post on how to choose a rug will help you choose the perfect rug to achieve the look you are going for!
Define The Space
Choosing a rug that is the right size and shape is probably the most important step in the rug purchasing process. For example, if your desk is the focal point of the room, you can match a round desk with a round rug or a square desk with a square rug. It is also possible to mix it up and have contrasting shapes – just make sure you leave enough space between the rug and the wall to avoid making the room look smaller than it is.
For more tips on rug sizing, read our blog on choosing the right rug size.
Protecting the Rug (and Your Floors!)
If you have a chair with wheels, a clear chair mat will help prevent damage to your rug while still allowing the colours and patterns to be seen. Rugs also have a tendency to slip, especially on hard floors, so it's worth investing in a rug pad to minimise the risk of falls and slips. A rug pad also adds a layer of cushioning, which will make thinner rugs more comfortable underfoot.