Add A rug to a room that lacks excitement. While this is a compelling reason to decorate with a rug on its own, there are many others. You could even say it visually ties all the different pieces together in a room. A rug can help define a space, anchor it, add warmth, and layer the decor.
Rugs can be used to define or separate areas like seating or dining areas, as well as foyers. This is particularly useful in studio apartments or larger rooms that need to be defined.
Variety is important.
Rugs can be used to add variety to a room. When using two rugs in a room, keep in mind that rugs of the same size can visually divide the space. Create a sense of variety by using rugs of various sizes.
When using more than one rug, it's preferable if the rugs have similar styles. Otherwise, you risk creating an unsettling or unpleasant effect. In a room with too many "quarreling" patterns, any sense of harmony will be lost.
Color Scheme Inspiration
Use a favorite rug as the foundation for a room's color scheme. If you add it after your furniture is in place, on the other hand, you can use it to accent or tie in your existing colors.
Adjust the Volume
Visually ‘turn up the volume’ or quieten a room with rugs. Choose a rug with a more subtle pattern if your upholstery or wallpaper has an ornate pattern. When the walls and upholstery are relatively neutral, a busier pattern or bolder colors can be used to add interest to the space.
Decorate a Wall
Use a rug as a wall hanging to create a focal point or another way to display it.
Experiment with different shapes.
Don't think a rug has to be rectangular. Allow the shape of your rug to be dictated by how you arrange your furniture. If a square, round, or oval shape seems to complement your furniture arrangement better than a rectangular one, try figuring out which shape would look best.
Make Certain to Purchase the Correct Size
Subtract 100 cm from the length and width of the room when purchasing a rug. The room appears larger by leaving the edges of the floor bare. When laying a rug under your dining table, leave at least 60 cm of rug out on all sides to allow the back legs of the chairs to stay on the rug even when pulled out to allow someone to sit.
Runners should be 10 cm narrower than your hallway and 45 to 60 inches shorter, with enough width to accommodate both feet on the rug when walking.
Renovate a Room
Replace rugs and pillows to update a room for the seasons or to incorporate new color trends.
Apply a Liner
To keep your rug from slipping or creeping, always use a liner. The rug liner should be suitable for your floor type and large enough to prevent the rug from sliding.