Published by Roxane Wesley, Aug 04, 2016
There are some good reasons to add an area rug to your living room. Aside from the aesthetical aspects, rugs will warm the room up, provide a cushion, and create comfortable living room for you and family. As an artwork for the floor, the rug’s size does matter and this often brings a headache to the homeowners about creating a well-balanced space.
Here are some deadly mistakes in adding an area rug to a living room. Keep scrolling!
1) Adding too small rug
A too small rug makes your living room looks even smaller. According to interior designer Danielle Oakey, an area rug is meant to set boundaries and underlie your furniture. In a living room, a rug makes the conversation area, and it should be large enough for a front legs sofa on it.
2) When the price become a concern, you don’t try layering
People often choose a too-small rug with saving the money in mind. Well okay, you can save by buying a small patterned rug, but you can also get a cheap jute rug (it’s quite easy to clean) in a neutral color to be placed under the patterned rug (or maybe round-shaped rug). For another affordable option, you can place two rugs side by side, then connect them with a strong carpet tape.
3) Leaving your carpeted floor bare
Has your floor covered with a wall-to-wall carpet doesn’t mean you don’t need an area rug? It’s okay to place a rug over your carpet. It will add playfulness and create lovely boundaries to your living room.
4) Less-prioritizing the rug
When you’re decorating your living room from scratch, remember to choose the rug first. It has a big impact to your room, and can shift the look of your living room in an instance. An area rug also ties the room together, and it can be a base for your decorating process. So, choose the rug, and then pillows, curtains, and anything that goes well with the rug.
5) Being afraid of pattern
Patterns make your world keep turning! Don’t be afraid to add some contrast, like funky prints, to your living room. It will create a happy, imagination-stimulating space in your home. Beige walls, beige couch, and a beige rug will make your living room looks dull and flat.
6) Not playing with shape
An area rug shouldn’t always be square in shape. You can play with rounded rugs, animal-shaped, or any other shape to complement your living room.