The Best Room Size Rugs Decorating Tips
Many people might assume that a “room size rug” is simply any rug that fits in your room, but technically, this is not the case. Room size rugs are rugs that are between 8 feet to 15 feet in length, or 2.4 meters to 4.6 meters. These pieces offer the perfect size for decorating a room, not too small and not too big. Here we’ve compiled some of our best rules of thumb and ideas for decorating with rugs this size in your space.
Decorating with Room Size Rugs
The average master bedroom and the average living room are both around 300 square feet. An average smaller bedroom or home office is around 150 square feet. This means in nearly any room in the home, a room size rug will make a great fit.
There are many ways to incorporate a room size rug into your decor. These rugs are beautiful in a living room or sitting room, centered amongst the sofa and chairs. They offer the perfect size. If you choose a rug that is almost as large as the room, it can actually make the space appear visually smaller. If you choose a rug that is too small, it will look messy and out of place amongst big furniture pieces. Leaving more space (but not too much) around the rug will make the room look bigger and more put together and thought out.
Room size rugs are also great in the dining room, as they are the perfect size relative to the average dining table size. Place the dining room table centered on top of the rug, with all the chairs sitting on the rug, for a beautiful look.
When you’re arranging furniture, consider the size of the furniture and the size of the rug together. Generally, make sure that the rug is at least longer than the main piece of furniture, like the sofa or the bed. Putting the front legs of the bed or sofa on the rug and keeping the back legs off creates a beautiful, put together look. If your rug is on the bigger end of the room size rugs spectrum, put all of the legs of the furniture on the rug for a cozy look.
Using Room Size Rugs to Define Space
It’s a topic we’ve talked about before, but rugs are perfect for defining specific spaces in an open concept living area. Room sized rugs are perfect for this purpose since they are the perfect size for a seating area, eating area, desk space, or anything else you want to define. Using two or more rugs of the same pattern or color (or both!) will look neat, clean, and put together, while choosing two or more different rugs will create a playful, eclectic look.
When choosing a rug to define a space, you have the freedom to choose any shape you want. If you’re arranging the furniture in a square shape, bingo, square rug! Have a round dining table? Put it on top of a room size round rug. If you’re defining a space like a pathway, choose a long and narrow runner rug. Depending on the shape of the rug, you can create different visuals in your larger space. Just like with color and pattern, you can choose to use the same shape in your rugs for a clean look, or mix and match shapes for an eclectic vibe.
Room Size Rugs are Universal
Room size is an incredibly common size in rugs, due to it being a “goldilocks” rug – not too big, not too small, just right – for most spaces. This means that no matter what your design style and preferences are, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding just the right room size rug for you. At Nazmiyal, we have an amazing and varied selection of antique rugs, vintage rugs, and modern rugs all in room sizes. If you have any questions about which rug is perfect for your space, don’t hesitate to contact us.
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Published at Thu, 30 Apr 2020 15:55:36 +0000