Design your own carpet

Whether you have just built a house, revamped a room or just need to replace an old carpet, a Fibre Designs rug will be a valuable addition to your home or office.

The gallery offers a variety of textures, colours and yarns to choose from. However, choosing or designing a rug need not be a difficult task. Here are some tips to consider and questions to ask yourself before purchasing or designing your rug.

Where would you like to place the item?
What is the purpose of the room? Is it a bedroom, dining room or office? Knowing this will guide you as to what function the various furniture and also your rug needs to perform. For many a bedroom needs to be a place of tranquility, luxury and comfort. And that is precisely what your rug needs to provide you with.

What is the size of the room?
Always make sure that your rug is in proportion with the room. A carpet that is too small will be lost amongst the furniture. A carpet that is too big will overpower all the other furniture and take away from the detail of some beautiful pieces in the room.

If you are planning on dividing a big room into smaller sections or focus points, then using a few rugs of different sizes and textures might help create various sections within the one room.

Darker carpets tend to absorb more light and in effect make a big room look smaller. Lighter carpets on the other hand can help make a small room bigger than what it is.

What shape would you like the rug to be?
Not all rugs have to be rectangular in shape. Is there a specific shape that features within the room? Pick up on this and incorporate it into the rug’s shape.