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Decorating with Area Rugs

When you begin decorating your home there are some important factors to consider. Your floors will usually be the foundation for your design. An area rug can visually integrate or harmonize diverse elements in any decor or can re-energize a room.

Various factors to consider for purchasing & decorating with an Area rug

First, you should determine the size of the rug or area be to covered. If you are using the rug in a Dining room, there should be room to pull the chairs out from the table with the back legs of the chairs remaining on the area rug. For a bedroom rug, avoid using a large pattern since most of the rug will be under the bed. You can use multiple area rugs, one at the foot of the bed, and two on each side to save money on material.

Bedroom Are Rug

For a bedroom rug, avoid using a large pattern since most of the rug will be under the bed. You can use multiple area rugs, one at the foot of the bed, and two on each side to save money on material.

Living Room Area Rug

To place a room-sized rug on a hardwood floor in a Living room, choose an area rug that allows eight inches of wood to be exposed around the rug’s perimeter. Measure the open space up to the sofa and chairs making sure that the individual seated will have both feet on the area rug.

If you are on a tight budget you can purchase a smaller rug, making sure that at the very least it fits under the front legs of all furniture in your sitting area.

Living Room Area Rug Placement

Begin with the end in mind. Visualize the finished look of the room. Do you prefer the sparse, uncluttered look or do you want a room rich with colors and textures? Remember that an Area rug is the largest splash of color in any room. Select your Area rug first, furniture should enhance the rug design or colors found in the rug. Conversely, should your focal point be furniture, choose a rug to pick up the colors used in your furnishing patterns. Patterns can be mixed if they are a coordinated color.

One Area Rug or Tow?
Should you use one rug or two? One rug is the general rule as it coordinates the room together. In a very large room, more than one rug can be used to separate the room. The designs of the rugs should be different enough to create a spatial separation, but similar in color and quality to maintain the integrity of the room space.

If redecorating an already furnished room, choose a rug to pick up the colors used in your furnishing patterns. Look for a rug that has commonality with the existing wall color. Light-colored rugs make the room look more spacious, and deeper colors lend coziness to a room.

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