Decorating a room is not just about colour and style, it is also about the way different objects react with each other’s space. We have all had a go at changing a room just by moving the furniture around and sometimes the effect is amazing. Nothing new has been introduced and nothing has been taken out and yet the whole room can look totally different. An easy way to achieve this ambiance without having to lug the furniture about is to introduce a round rug into the space.
The curved edge of a circular rug will pull the furniture around it together in a completely different way. If the round rug is under a round table, it will make the table far more of a feature, as it will draw the eye to it right down to the floor. If the rug is in the centre of the room, it will make the corners seem further away, making the whole room look bigger. If the rug is in a bright colour it will certainly give the room a lot of added zing, but if the decor is generally bright, it might be best to keep the rug to a more muted shade. Wooden floors would lend themselves to having a round rug as a centre piece; the floorboards against the curved edge make a very unusual statement.
Round rugs come in all sizes, some of them almost big enough to fill the average sitting room floor. It is important not to have too small a rug, because that looks a little skimpy and mean, but one which is too large is a waste of money unless you have very little furniture in the room, because you will lose the shape of the edge and this is where the rug’s impact lies. Round rugs look very nice in bedrooms, and this is one place where they can be smaller. Made in a really long pile, they would be great as a bedside rug and very welcoming to the toes in the morning.