How a Few Area Rugs Can Pull Together Any Room
rugs on any floor are comfy and warm on bare feet. Other Metroplex homeowners use Ikea area rugs or even a light colored carpet to protect hardwood. Besides functionality, strategically placed rugs can completely change the look of any room.
Many homeowners in the Dallas/Fort Worth area like the ease of caring for tile, hardwood, and stained concrete floors. However, even in this temperate climate, rugs on any floor are comfy and warm on bare feet. Other Metroplex homeowners use area rugs or even a light colored carpet to protect hardwood. Besides functionality, strategically placed rugs can completely change the look of any room.
Clusters and Frames
If you think about it, furniture in any room tends to be placed in clusters. Sofas, for example, usually have a coffee table, at least one end table, and sometimes a sofa table clustered around it. What an inexpensive Ikea rug can do is give this furniture cluster a frame. A framed area makes your space look bigger and attracts people to this area.
The same concept that works in a living room can be incorporated into a bedroom. There, the area rug needs to frame your bed. You can achieve the frame with an rug placed horizontally to the wall about a quarter of the way down from the head of your bed. This placement makes sure that there’s rug visible beyond the foot of your bed and that your feet touch the rug when you get out of bed in the morning.
Dining Room Rugs
Dining areas also look bigger and more cohesive with a rug. The thing to remember when choosing a rug is to make sure it is big enough. A dining area rug should be big enough to fit under the dining chairs when they have been pulled away from the table. This keeps people from getting their chairs caught on the edge of the rug. A good rule of thumb is to choose a rug that extends at least 18 inches beyond the table.
Round area rugs are some of the retailer’s most fun designs, and they look great in very small spaces. Use a round rug to frame round furniture, like a table or an ottoman. Place the edge under a recliner, and it will make your room look much more open.
If you have grown tired of an old rug or you have a worn-out oriental rug that’s a family heirloom, don’t throw them out. The latest trend in rugs is to layer them. Use the border of an oriental rug by covering it with a smaller, solid rug, or place a smaller rug with a vibrant pattern over a neutral colored rug.