Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Interior Rugs

Posted on May 25 2018

Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Interior Rugs
Nothing makes a statement in a space like a well-appointed rug. It’s the largest single design element in a room (aside from the walls of course) and can really pull a look together when curated and placed properly. However, being such a bold presence in a space means that a poorly chosen rug can have the opposite effect; making a room feel small or disjointed. With so many options available on the market, finding the right textile for your living area or bedroom can be daunting, paralyzing even. All hope is not lost though; follow these simple rules and warnings to avoid common mistakes and guide you to the right pattern and size for your design.One of the most common mistakes when choosing a rug for a space is undersizing. There’s a good reason for being partial to a smaller rug; they simply cost less. But what you save in cost, you will lose in atmosphere. A textile that is too small will make the room feel smaller. It can also look awkward when it does not properly cover the furniture-your rug should be large enough to cover at least the front legs of chairs in a living area, and wide enough for chairs to slide out from beneath a table in a dining room. If it’s a bedroom you are designing, make sure the piece extends at least two feet beyond the sides and foot of the bed; this will be aesthetically pleasing and also provide a softer landing for your feet first thing in the morning.

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