Which carpet should I choose?

Loose carpets are a true must-have in every home! Decorating with carpets is a great way to add personality and cosiness to your home. Add carpets to your home to easily and decoratively soften the décor and create a relaxed atmosphere in the room. Material, colour and pattern all help to determine the look of your home. Pay attention to the size and placement of the rug to avoid making the room look disproportionate. We give you the best tips and tricks on which carpet to choose for your home.

Carpet for the living room

The living room is the perfect place for a carpet, as rugs give an informal and relaxed feel to the room. Sit back on the sofa and enjoy the quiet evenings with a soft rug under your feet.

When placing your rug under the sofa, it's best if the rug reaches under the front legs, creating a more cohesive look. If you have chairs around or opposite the sofa, a good rule of thumb is to place the rug about 20 cm below the sofa and chairs.

Carpet under the dining table

Use a loose rug under your dining table to mark out the area. There are many options when choosing a rug for under your dining table. One option is to play with shapes and expressions. Create contrast in your home by choosing a square rug for the round table or a round rug for the square table. If this isn't you, feel free to choose a rug that matches the shape of your dining table for a more classic and stylish look. The most important thing when choosing a rug for your dining table is the size. Make sure that your rug is not smaller than the table and chairs. This applies to both square and round tables.

The recommended standard sizes for rugs are:

Square table with seating for approximately 10 people:

300 x 400 cm

240 x 340 cm

Square table for approx. 6 people

200 x 290 cm

160 x 230 cm

Round table for approx. 4 people

Ø 200

Ø 250

Carpet for hallway

The entrance hall is the first room we enter. From outerwear to dirty rubber boots, the hallway is one of the more practical rooms in the home. For the same reason, your hallway carpet should also be practical. If your hallway is made up of a long narrow corridor, we recommend choosing an elongated rug to mark out the hallway. Always bear in mind that your hallway carpet must not be delicate and can be easily cleaned.

Bathroom carpet

It's never nice to step out of a nice hot bath and put your feet on a cold bathroom floor. So use a bathroom rug that's a little thicker to give your feet a nice, soft experience. The size of your carpet depends on the size of your bathroom and your needs. A smaller mat is ideal just outside the bath, while a larger rug fits perfectly in the middle of the bathroom. Go for very thick and soft rugs for the bathroom and pay attention to whether the rug can withstand the humid climate.

Carpet for the bedroom

Carpets in the bedroom are perfect for creating a cosy and relaxed atmosphere in the room. Get out of bed comfortably by choosing a soft rug that will keep your feet warm in the morning. When choosing a rug for your bedroom, the size depends largely on the size of your bed. If you have a large and spacious bedroom but want to create a more cosy atmosphere, choose a large rug that can fit under both the bed and bedside tables. If you have a smaller bedroom, you can choose to place an elongated rug at the end of the bed like a runner, giving a stylish and calm look.

Carpet for the kids' room

It's important to create a good atmosphere in your child's room, one that allows for both play and relaxation. Use a rug in the kids' room to create cosiness and a nice soft play area. Choose a rug with a fun motif that is colourful, inviting and creates a friendly atmosphere in the room. One thing that few people value is the colour of the rug, but that's a mistake. Colours are based on emotions. So set the right mood for your child with a coloured rug. For example, you can go for cool colours that make the room feel more relaxed and calm. Just look at the picture above, where the blanket is in shades of blue. Blue is known to reduce anger and anxiety, making it a great choice for the play area.

How do you clean a carpet?

Carpets automatically attract dirt and grime. We give you tips on how best to clean your carpet.

1. Vacuuming

As we all know, carpets attract dirt and grime quickly. Get rid of it easily by vacuuming your carpets on low suction. Be sure to vacuum your carpets with the pile, i.e. where the carpet feels smooth.

2. Short or long-haired carpets?

Long-haired carpets require extra cleaning as they collect more dust and dirt. So be aware of the care and cleaning your carpet requires. The same applies with colours. Carpets in light colours will get dirtier quicker than darker ones.

3. Carpets that smell

If your carpet smells bad, you can easily get rid of the smell with a can of baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda over the carpet and work it thoroughly into the material. Let it work for a few days and then vacuum up. Voila! The smell is gone and you can enjoy your carpet again.

4. Carpets with stains

If your carpet has a stain or two, you can use soap flakes to remove them again. Dissolve 1 dl of soap flakes in 3 dl of warm water. When the water is lukewarm, rub it on the stains and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Then rinse the stain with water again. Be careful not to get the whole carpet wet, just the area in question. Use a towel to soak up the water.

5. Professional treatment

If your carpet is particularly delicate or expensive, we recommend that you contact a company that specialises in cleaning real carpets. This way, you avoid damaging the carpet during cleaning.