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The first step is to determine what rug size will best fit your space. It is essential to take measurements, including the dimensions of the furniture to ensure that the rug will cover the desired area. For a living space, consider a rug that is large enough to cover most of the floor. For a more comfortable and inviting feel, leave at least one foot between the walls and the edge of the rug. For a better feel of a space, stay way for ‘floating rugs’ that are placed in the middle of the room, touching no furniture.
The second step is to select a color and pattern that blends well with your aesthetics. In design, color and pattern are of importance as the elements determine the vibrancy, or lack thereof in a room. Begin by taking a quick inventory of the color scheme in your space. This will most likely influence the color of choice for rugs. It is advisable to choose bright-colored rags if the existing furniture is of dull color. Rich tones and bold hues blend well with small-scale patterns. Even so, it all depends on an individual’s preferences. Also, consider patterned rugs if your furniture is of solid colors.
In addition to bringing color and style in a living space, rugs also define the character of the room through style and texture. Be sure to consider your ultimate goal and sense of style when picking style and texture. For instance, hand-knotted wool or hand-spun jute generally works well for those who desire added warmth. Selecting the right texture also depends on the specific space in the house that one is looking to fill. Generally, flat-weave wool rugs are the most suitable or high traffic sections, such as hallways or playrooms. It makes more sense to pick a stain-resistant material (such as synthetic rugs) and fade-resistant rugs for a child’s room.
Contrary to what many people believe, a rug does not have to take a rectangular shape. Choosing a unique shape will not only enhance your space but also make it stand out. Individuals should not shy away from trying different shapes. One may consider a circular rug for circular dining furniture. People should, however, be careful not to overdo it and make spaces look busy and non-harmonious. The essence is to create a space that breathes life to people and brings a sense of peace.