How to Incorporate Oversized Rugs into Your Home
Oversized rugs, by definition, are those that measure more than 20 feet in length. For some, this could make decorating with an oversized rug a dilemma, because the average room isn’t large enough to fit these rugs. However, if you have an open plan space or a very large room, an oversized rug can create the perfect look. Let’s explore how to decorate with these rugs to make your home look as good as possible.
Spaces for Oversized Rugs
Since oversized rugs are so large, depending on the size of the room you put them in, they will often fill nearly the entire floor space. These rugs can look perfect in a space like the master bedroom, a spacious living room, or a large office. They make a statement by themselves and do not need to be combined with any other rugs. The general rule of thumb when placing a rug in a room is to leave at least 18 inches between the rug and the wall, so keep that in mind when choosing an oversized rug for your space.
Large rooms can have a tendency to look empty or lifeless if the floor is bare, even if the rest of the space is intricately decorated. This is why it’s so imperative to choose the right rug for your space. Do so to add warmth and life to the room.
Oversized Rugs Tell a Story
Antique rugs that were woven to be this large were often done so for a reason. Especially in past centuries, it was unlikely that just anyone would have enough space in their home to hold a rug more than 20 feet long. As such, if a rug was woven this large, it was probably specifically woven for a palace or a place of worship. It wasn’t common for a weaver to spend so much time, effort, and material on weaving an oversized rug unless it was a specifically commissioned work. This makes oversized rugs some of the most luxurious rugs in existence. These rugs tell stories of cultures and communities of the past from the point of view of royalty.
Considerations for Decorating
Since oversized rugs cover such a large visual area, they will make a bold statement if they are covered in intricate patterns or motifs. If you’re going to be heavily decorating the rest of the space, consider a shabby chic or decorative rug, as these toned-down pieces won’t clash too much with other decor. Again, since they cover nearly the entire room in many spaces, use the shape of the rug itself and the shapes within the rug to guide your furniture placement. For example, if you’re decorating a sitting room and the rug has a central medallion, the furniture will look great arranged in a round or square shape around that medallion. If the rug is rectangular and will have some open floor space between the rug and the wall, think about putting the front legs of your furniture on the rug and leaving the back legs off. Many of the guidelines for decorating with oversized rugs are very similar to the guidelines for decorating with any rugs, just at a larger scale.
If you need help finding the perfect oversized rug for your space, our team of experts is ready to help you find just the right piece. Browse some of our favorite oversized rugs below to gather some inspiration.
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This interior design blog about oversized rugs was published by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs.
Published at Mon, 18 May 2020 17:14:38 +0000