When it comes time to shopping for the perfect area rug for your space, there are so many choices that it can get really confusing. After all, you can’t see the rug in your room before you buy it, so how to choose to best shape becomes a real issue.
Unless you already have decided on exactly what shape the ideal area rug should be for your space, you might benefit from some tips to help you make the perfect decision.
• Consider the shape of the room first – while most rooms are either square or rectangular, not all rooms are. If you have an oddly shaped room, you might be best to go with a round or oval rug. These shapes will soften odd angles in a room. Putting a square or rectangular area rug in a hexagonal room is going to look odd and make everything appear out of place and too angular. When trying to decide on a shape, you need to take into consideration not only the shape of the room but also the over geometry of the furnishings. You can try laying down newspapers in different shapes to help you decide what looks best.
• What size rug do you want – The next consideration should probably be just how much of the room you want covered by the rug. In a rectangular room, if you want most of the area covered, then you should probably choose a the rectangular area rug that goes within three or four inches from the wall. This is because the rug will look better when framed by the small area of floor that shows, unless the idea is to not allow the floor to show at all. Obviously, if you want to cover most of a rectangular room then a square rug is not the right choice.
• Location – Where the rug is going is also a consideration when choosing a shape. You might have a square bedroom, but if you want a nice area rug to frame your bed then you are going to want to get a rectangular rug that is slightly larger than your bed. A hall is going to probably require a long runner type of area rug. If the rug is for a child’s room, you may want to buy a rug that comes in an animal or other whimsical shape.
• Personal preference – Of course, your personal taste is the most important consideration when choosing an area rug shape. If you love sleek lines and like the sharp angles of a square or rectangular rug, then by all means choose that. If you like the softer appearance of a round rug then that is the one which you will be happiest with. After all, you have to live with the rug in your space for a long time and you should be happy with your choice even if others might not suggest that shape for that room.For more information please visit our area rugs and area rugs in Denver websites.
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