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Rug Roundup: How to Select the Best Rug & Secure it Down


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I’ve always been a firm believer that a rug is what really ties a space together. A room full of furniture is just that–a room full of furniture. Once you add a rug, that’s always when it feels like the room is complete. The trick is keeping your rug in place once you have the perfect one. Let me share my current favorite rug roundup from Walmart as well as the tricks I use to keep mine down on both LVP and carpet.

Finding the Perfect Rug:

When choosing a rug, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. The best color/pattern for your space, and the right size. When it comes to size, I have several sheets that could help you have a better idea.

  • Living Room Rug size guide
  • bedroom Rug size guide
  • Dining Room Rug size guide

To determine the right size, you can measure the room’s perimeter and subtract 5–12 inches from each side. If you’re a visual person, then another option is to use painter’s tape to outline the rug’s dimensions in its ideal location and then measure the perimeter. For living rooms, common sizes include 6′ x 9′ for smaller spaces and 8′ x 10′ or 9′ x 12′ for larger areas. In general, it’s better to choose a rug that’s too big than one that’s too small.

When deciding the style/color of rug I want, I always start by checking Walmart as they always have a HUGE selection. Here are some of my current favorites:

Top Favorites from Walmart:

1. Better Homes & Gardens Geo Medallion Washable Non-Skid Area Rug – This rug barely need an explanation on why it’s a favorite. We chose it for my friend, Jess’ dining room refresh and it’s been so durable for a dining room!
2. Nourison Astra Machine Washable Persian Light Blue Area Rug – This pattern would be so beautiful in a little girl’s nursery or even a playroom. It’s the perfect amount of subtle and bold at the same time!
3. Better Homes & Gardens Persian Blooms Ivory Faux Fur Indoor Area Rug – Florals are IN! If you haven’t seen a pattern, the floral prints are all of the rave in interior design right now.
4. My Texas House Harper By Orian Natural High Low Outdoor Rug – This is a very unique pattern/pile. With the high low pattern, this indoor/outdoor rug is perfect for any space. While I personally don’t trust myself with a white outdoor rug, this would be a beautiful addition to any bedroom.
5. Nourison Astra Machine Washable Persian Blue/Ivory – Blue and beautiful! This is a low pile, washable rug that is beautifully designed.
6. nuLOOM Mia Machine Washable Geometric Medallion Area Rug – Washable, Neutral option!
7. Nourison Positano Indoor/Outdoor Charcoal This is a rug I’ve chosen for many projects. It was one of the final contendors in my friend Jess’ kitchen, but opted for something less bold.
8. Better Homes and Gardens Blue Floral – This floral print is much different than anything I’ve ever seen. It’s a very elegant and timeless option.
9. Mainstays Grey Medallion Non-Skid Indoor Accent Rug with Fringe – One word. Fringe! *insert heart eyes*
10. Better Homes & Gardens Persian Blooms Runner Washable Non-Skid Area Rug, Brown – Every kitchen needs a runner, and Walmart absolutely has one you will love!

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Securing Rugs to LVP:

My secret to keeping my rugs down on LVP is this magic Carpet Tape. I was skeptical on it’s durability, but it holds SO well. It’s worked perfect for keeping large area rugs in place, and also helps prevent mats and runners from sliding around the floor.

The Carpet Tape is applied to the bottom of any rug or mat you’re trying to secure. You don’t need much–3-4″ has always been plenty for my runners. The tape is sticky on one side initially, so place that side onto the rug, and press firmly to apply. Then you’ll remove the sticker backing, lay the rug flat and press down firmly to secure.

I’ve used this on both LVP and Engineered Hardwood and have never had it cause any damage. With that said, I still recommend you do a test spot in an inconspicuous space to ensure your floors will be fine, as well.

Securing Rugs to Carpet:

This is one trick I wish I would’ve known sooner. There is nothing worse than your rug shifting, getting rolls in it, and then tripping you when you’re walking through the room. The trick is simple, but works WONDERS!

To secure the rugs to your carpet, you need two things. Screws & a drill. Yep, you heard that right–we are screwing the rug into your subfloor. The great thing with this trick won’t damage your carpet. 4 small screw holes at each corner, and your rug is not moving out of place!

Here are the simple steps:
1 – Lay your rug where you want it to be secured
2 – Pull it out flat
3 – Insert screws into all four corners
4 – DONE! No more tripping!

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OTHER BLOG POSTS YOU MAY LIKE:

How to Install a Runner Without Power Tools
Walmart Spring Decor Refresh

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