Small rooms? Use rugs to create the illusion of space.
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Use rugs to divide large rooms: having two to three small rugs in a room, helps create direction and breaks up open plan interiors.
Use rugs to create the illusion of multiple spaces, adding depth to even the smallest of rooms.
Use light colored rugs: dark rugs can make a room feel smaller, so lightly colored rugs can add a feeling of space and air, and can instantly lift a dark colored flooring.
Stick to small prints or plain color: by using plain tones that compliment the colors of your sofas, bed linen or other soft furnishings you can create a feel of continuity, which in turn creates the illusion of space. If you want to use a patterned rug, then we recommend you chose a small repetitive design in discreet colors to add depth.
Add space around the rug: A rug that fits from wall to wall may seem like a comfortable and cozy option for your feet, but it won’t add any space to your room. By keeping a good size gap between the edges of the rugs and the walls, you automatically create a feeling of extra floor space.
Keep it soft, but simple: Whilst a big, soft, deep pile rug may seem like a treat for chilly toes, it can be too much for a small room. To keep your room looking spacious, stick to flatter rugs.
Modern Rugs come in almost all the above aspects.
Decide the correct size of the Rug you will require for the room.
For the most part there is no damage in having the front legs of a seat or couch on the rug and the back legs off. (Furniture can definitely be fully on the rug too, and squared up)
You in all likelihood will need to take into consideration a bit of hardwood floor or of covering (or tile or whatever your floor is made of) to appear on all sides of the rug. Along these lines, for example, if the space in which you might want a rug is 12 feet by 16 feet, you may choose a rug that is 9 by 12 feet, therefore considering one and a half or two feet of floor around the rug.
In any case, don’t be too rigid about the size you require. Many people make the process of finding a rug almost impossible by hitting on an exact size and insisting on it. If you can, come up with a range of sizes that are possible. You will vastly increase the number of rugs from which to choose. Consider, for instance, that ordinarily there is no harm in having the front legs of a chair on a carpet and the rear legs off. Being flexible about size may mean the difference between winding up with a carpet that “works,” and one that you really love.
The classic Oriental rug sizes are:
Persian rugs do not follow the above standard, but sizes are pretty much close.
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