A small room can easily be made to look bigger with the right kind of furniture and decor. One of the main size and light-altering pieces you can invest in is a rug. The right rugs can give the illusion of space and light, turning an extra small room into one that seems bigger and more inviting. Using an extra large area rug in an extra small room can make a room seem cosier and more inviting whilst also adding space and character. Consider first the colour scheme, decor and furniture you already have in place and choose your rug accordingly. You can always decorate your room around a rug if you can't find one off the shelf we can custom make a rug to your own design, something that you really love.
If you have a neutral, light colour scheme then you are already on your way to creating extra space and light that you didn’t think was possible. A light coloured rug can only enhance the room in its current state. If you really like the look of a dark coloured rug then there’s nothing to say they can’t be used to your advantage. It is wise not to use a dark area rug, but a large dark coloured rug can be used to accent and highlight certain features in your small room. If you have a coffee table in the room then a rug under the coffee table can be a great focal point, giving the illusion of surrounding space around it. The same goes for a dark coloured rug under the sofa or a dining room table, even a bed. If you are considering using a large patterned rug to update your room then all you have to do is decide on the right pattern to suit the room. Rugs are so versatile and are available in so many different patterns and styles that it can seem quite overwhelming when trying to choose one, so it might be wise to stick to the basics. If you see one you really love then note the colours within the pattern and ensure you decor matches to create an ongoing theme.
Extra large rugs placed in extra small rooms can certainly make all the difference when used in the correct way, with the right colours and patterns to match your room. It is easy to make a small room appear larger with a carefully placed rug when using light and neutral colours.