It is a well known fact that rugs come in a huge variety of colours, shapes, sizes and textures. When choosing rugs for your home it is important to consider the style of rug you think would suit best in your designated room. Many people place rugs under of items of furniture for a modern and instantly updated effect and one of the most popular places is under the coffee table.
A carefully placed rug under a coffee table in your living room can dramatically change the look of your room, instantly revitalising and modernising the style. When considering what size and type of rug to go for, think of the size of your room and your coffee table. Sometimes it is worth using an area rug with a soft pile to fill almost the entire room and placing your coffee table on that, and sometimes it looks better using a rug that only just overlaps the coffee table creating a statement effect that looks like something out of a designer catalogue.
When considering the texture of the rug it is important to look at the floor it is going on and the current decor. You don’t want to have a rug that will be too overbearing, but just eye-catching enough that it becomes the focal point of the room. A shaggy rug looks amazing under a coffee table especially when the legs give the illusion of sinking into the rug. This creates a warm and cosy atmosphere and an inviting place for your guests.
If you have a circular coffee table then why not consider a square wool rug to create a dramatic and modern effect. You can also get circular wool rugs for square coffee tables, or keep the shapes the same for continuity. When picking the colour, it is wise to keep in with the current colour scheme of the room and especially consider the colour of the coffee table. If you are lucky enough to have a glass coffee table then nearly any rug will go with this. A glass coffee table can really benefit from a patterned and brightly coloured rug with a thick pile as the colours will reflect off the glass and shine through creating a dazzling and eye-catching effect. If you coffee table is of a certain colour, wooden or plastic, then ensure the rug you choose matches this so you don’t create something that you will be disappointed in.