Choosing a material can seem unimportant but it can make all of the difference when you consider location and how much foot traffic will be involved. If the area you’re placing the rug is high-traffic, you’ll want to search for materials that are easily cleaned and stand up to stains. Good examples of this area polypropylene, jute and wool. When it comes to shape, consider your existing furnishings to determine what’s best. The shape of your room and style of your décor both play an important part in finding the right rug size.