When looking for the right rug to fit a space in your home, there are many aspects to consider. But when you find the perfect rug, it can help tie a space together for just the right touch. Rugs can be used to add texture or patterns to the space, to create designated areas within an open-concept home, and add something soft to hard flooring. Check out below for tip on how to find the perfect rug for your space.
Choosing the right size rug to fit the space.
Utilizing the correct size rug can make all the difference when designing an interior space. A rug that is too small may get lost between the furniture, and one that is too large covers up much of the flooring underneath. For living rooms, a rug that fits under all front legs of the furniture by at least 6” will fill the space perfectly. For dining rooms, try to leave between 12-18” of space between the rug and wall, but keep all legs of the table and chairs on the rug. For bedrooms, extend the rug approximately 12” out from the foot of the bed and span until 8” from any nightstands beside the bed and 8” wider than the bed on each side.
Make sure rugs compliment each other in open floor plans.
Try to mix and match any geometric rugs with more organic colors, shapes, and patterns. Pairing organic patterns with neutral options gives a very natural vibe to the space. Or maybe try using a texture jute rug with a geometric patterned counterpart with similar patterning to mimic each other’s patterns.
Use durable materials in areas of high traffic.
The most traveled spaces in your home should probably use heavier, more durable materials to prevent tripping over possible flipped corners. Many people avoid using rugs in higher trafficked areas, but rugs are a great way to add dimension and using indoor/outdoor materials are perfect for possible messes or spills.
Rugs are great to use on carpet too!
It may seem odd to place carpet on top of more carpet, but utilizing a rug in carpeted rooms helps to visually ground the space and provide additional padding. This is most commonly seen in bedrooms and living rooms. Remember, adding a rug to a carpeted space is always a great option, but don’t forget to still consider its sizing, patterning, and colors with your other furniture and carpet.