Before buying a rug, it is a good practice to measure out the area where the rug will be placed to make sure you have the right size. By using tape on the floor to measure the rug is a good idea.
Make sure before buying rug that the furniture legs to be on the rug or off the rug. Similarly, when buying a rug for a dining room, ensure that the rug should be wide and long enough so that the legs of the dining chairs are not half on and half off the rug, else you cannot have perfect balance of the chairs.
Range of patterns in rugs like geometric pattern, floral pattern or a combination of the two?