Bathroom Rugs – What to Look out for When Buying

With so many different types of bathroom rugs to choose from, you can alter the look of your bathroom with one simple purchase.

Before buying however, first decide what size, what color and what textures you would like for your rub.  These are the 3 main considerations to ensure you get the right rug for your bathroom.

When it comes to size, you might want a small rug to place in front of the toilet or tub/shower, or one to cover the entire floor area.  You might even want a couple of smaller rugs to position around the bathroom and add a few different accents.  Before buying, make sure to measure the area you will cover and establish what shapes would work best.


Bathroom rug


Once you have established the size of your rug, start to think about what color to purchase. You can choose colors that will match with your paint scheme, colors that are light or bright to make the room look bigger, or just simply a color that you like.

Rugs are a great way to add colorful accents to your bathroom and co-ordinate with accessories.

Be aware that darker colors, although they don’t show as much dirt or wear, may make the room appear smaller than it actually is.

No it’s time to choose from the many different materials and types of rugs available. Anything from short shag to braided materials will be available to you. Most rugs designed to go in the bathroom are lined on the bottom with a rubber like material. This keeps the rug from slipping out of place, an important safety feature.

A bathroom rug is not only decorative, but functional, particularly when stepping out of the shower or tub. Getting out of a shower or tub with wet feet can be dangerous and exposes you to the chances of slipping or falling.  Plus, eventually the water can damage the flooring in the bathroom.

Please keep this in mind when choosing a rug.  If you will be stepping on it with wet feet and it is likely to receive substantial amounts of water, ensure you get one that is suitable.

If you are looking for an inexpensive way to redecorate your bathroom, changing the rug is a great move. And if you tire easily of the looks of your bathroom, changing a bathroom rug occasionally is an inexpensive way to keep the room looking sharp and fresh.

For example, if you wish, you could change the color of the rug with the change of seasons—lighter colors during the spring and summer months and warmer, dark colors during fall and winter.  Or you can place a decorative rug in the bathroom to celebrate the holidays.

Whatever your choice, the simple change of a bathroom rug can put a new look into your bathroom.