When it comes to colour, design and style, there are all kinds of rugs available and you are bound to find something which fits in with your decor perfectly. However, when it comes to the size of your rug, which should you choose? Even if you may prefer larger rugs, you may want to think about what effect they could have on your room. Those who prefer small rugs may be better suited to a medium or large rug. Here are some tips on what size rug to choose for your home.
Small rugs look best in smaller rooms where the sofa is pushed up against the wall. They also work well in larger bathrooms and in front of smaller sofas or chairs. Round small rugs look great in the centre of a room with a rounded corner sofa. Small plain shaggy rugs will fit in virtually any small room in the home.
Medium rugs are suitable for just about any room but they do work best in front of a fireplace or at the end of your bed. Orient your rug to compliment your room. So, if you have a lengthy room, lay your rug lengthways. If your room is wider, orient your rug across the room. As medium rugs are the most commonly purchased rug, you may want to think about which shape you want. Keep square rugs for square rooms and use round rugs for children’s bedrooms, at the end of your bed or in hallways. They also work well in front of fireplaces if you do not want to cover your room with a large rug.
Large rugs can cover the majority of the area of a room, therefore it is crucial you get the measurements correct before purchasing. A large rug looks best in larger rooms where the furniture is centred in the middle of the room. Your rug will cover up the space behind the furniture as well as the main seating area. Large rugs don’t normally work as well in a bedroom as the bed often takes up most of the main space. However, in a dining room they do work extremely well.
Traditional rugs in a rectangular design work best in larger living rooms and dining rooms. You can also purchase runners which can protect your hallway floor or long kitchens. Choosing a rug size can be a daunting task so just remember to get the correct measurements for the room before you purchase. You can always test out the dimensions in your chosen room by cutting up an old sheet and laying it in the position you want.