With an endless range of floor rug designs, styles, colours, materials and sizes deciding on the right floor rug for a particular room can be frustrating and confusing. Have you ever visited a home and noticed that something looked not-quite-right?
Perhaps you couldn’t put your finger on what was wrong. The floor rug needs to ground the space, as well as define the boundary lines. Getting the size wrong will make the room look odd, interrupted the natural balance as well as directional traffic flow. For example, floor rug which are too small for the space will make your room unsettled, alternatively you can overpower a room if they are too large.
Take a look at the room and think about how much area you wish to cover. If you have just renovated hardwood floors, you may want to include an area rug to add warmth, protect your floors and to break up the starkness. Do not go out and buy a rug that fits exactly from wall-to-wall.
If you intend placing a large area floor rug in your living room, for example, you want to make sure that all the furniture that you are using is completely on the rug. You do not want to have your sofa half on and half off the rug. The rug should be large enough to cover the entire area. If you do not have a rug large enough to cover the area, then it is best not to put the furniture on the rug at all. Instead, place the rug in the centre and arrange the furniture around its periphery.
In order to decide on rug sizes, the first thing you should do is measure the room. Many people do not even know the approximate dimension of their room, never mind the exact size.
Which part of the floor you want to cover and how much you want to cover depends upon your personal preference as well as your room’s layout. In a living room, most people cover the area that has the most traffic, if there is a coffee table, the rug could go under the coffee table and become the focal point of your room.
In a room that is long and narrow or otherwise awkwardly shaped, a round rug can be a graceful way of defining a conversation area, while still allowing high-traffic parts of the room to remain rug-free. If you just can’t decide what size rug will suite your room use painter’s tape to map out the approximate size on the floor.
What if you just can’t find the right floor rug for my space? At House of Design, the possibilities are endless. We can have a wide variety of custom rugs made to fit your style, colour, shape, taste and budget. From Classic to Contemporary, we can do just about anything you need or you can design my own. Here you can choose from hundreds of standard designs and mix and match colours until you find what you’re looking for. You can also bring in a drawing of your own if you don’t see a design you like. All our rugs are all made to a high quality.
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