How to Pick the Perfect Area Rug for Your Space
An area rug, by definition, takes up much more space than an accent rug that simply adds to a room. When choosing an area rug, it could be a focal point of a room or a softer contrast to a hardwood floor.
With that in mind, it’s only natural to put more time and selection into picking out an area rug than simply catching a glance in a store at one with a fun saying or eye-catching pattern like you might with an accent rug. An area rug should work hand-in-hand with a room, regardless of whether it’s complementary or dominant.
Pick the Room
Carpet Bonanza has the specificities to match your needs; it’s just a matter of finding the right shape, size and price range. The first question — which room even needs an area rug? It could be any.
An area rug can provide a soft, warm contrast with a hardwood living room floor. It can cover up a damaged floor. It can make a room feel cozier or more cavernous, depending on the color. The possibilities are limitless with Carpet Bonanza’s large, multifaceted selection.
Pick the Style
If you want an area rug to attract eyeballs in a room that has solid-colored furniture, a patterned or floral print is the solution. Just don’t obscure a rug that has a design with large pieces of furniture, negating its impact.
If you’re going more for comfort or practicality in an entrance or hallway, a more subdued area rug is just the touch.
Pick the Shape
The shape of the rug is another area to play around with. Pair a narrow rug with a long table to create a layer of symmetry in the dining room. Likewise, a round area rug fits well in a large bathroom, playing off the bathtub, shower or sink.
Go Big or Go Home
Most importantly: Go big! The area rug should take up most of the floor, leaving about one to two feet between the edge of the rug and the walls. Even if it isn’t a room’s feature attraction from a visual standpoint, it’s better for an area rug to go too big than too small.
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