Rug Finds & Recs for Your Personal Havens!
Reviews• August 02•5 min
Find out the right rug placement in your personal haven. In a big open room, anchor the furniture with a large rug as a focal point. Define different zones in open-plan areas by strategically placing rugs. Transform a corner into a cozy nook by pairing a small rug with comfortable seating. Bring outdoor vibes indoors with durable rugs for alfresco-inspired spaces. Enhance moderate and small rooms by selecting rugs that complement the space without overwhelming it. Consider size, colour, and pattern to enhance the overall aesthetic.
Grappling with a flood of options for picking out the perfect rug for your space? Take a deep breath and relax because we're here to lend a helping hand. Choosing a rug can be a daunting endeavour, as it plays a pivotal role in defining the ambience and style of a room. Follow us; we have the expertise to guide you through this maze of choices. Listen and take notes as you like it.
#A Big Open Room
In a vast, open room, a well-placed room rug can help deftly paint boundaries and imbue each area with a tender embrace of warmth. Consider placing a large area rug in the centre of the room to anchor the furniture. It can be large enough to stand as a no-brainer focal point and establishes a visual boundary for seating arrangements.
A well-groomed traditional floral pattern will implicitly exhibit your taste and refined manner, like our Persian Blooming Twist Gray Rug with beautiful shades of dark and a dance of visual intrigue. Or, if you are taken to lively styles, opt for a room rug with courageous patterns or hues that ignite the soul to inject personality and warmth into the expansive space. To create a cohesive look, ensure that the rug is large enough to accommodate all the furniture legs, stitching threads of unity and balance into the very fabric of our surroundings.
For more concrete inspirations, get the room rug large enough to anchor the furniture and define the seating area. As a general rule, the rug should extend beyond the edges of the furniture, playing dominance with imperiousness.
For instance, choose a rug that is at least 8x10 feet or larger for a large sectional sofa and a coffee table. This allows the front legs of the sofa and chairs to sit on the rug, creating a cohesive grouping. Additionally, leave a border of about 18-24 inches between the rug and the walls to provide a harmonious interplay of dimensions and vastness.
#Open Plan Areas
Open plan areas, equivalent to a large white canvas for free-willed imagination, present a window to experiment with room rug placement that seamlessly connects different zones while maintaining a sense of individuality. Start by identifying the distinct areas within the open plan, such as the living room, dining area, and workspace. Place room rugs strategically to define each space while ensuring they visually complement each other.
Attempting a large rug under the living room seating arrangement can anchor the area, while a smaller rug under the dining table adds texture and delineates that zone. Rugs with similar colours or patterns create harmony, and be mindful of maintaining consistent proportions throughout the open plan.
Living room-wise, choose a large area rug that accommodates the entire seating arrangement. Ideally, the rug should extend beyond the comfy sofa, allowing the front legs of the sofa and chairs to rest on it, demonstrated by our Rugitall Garden Maze Green Rug below, our exemplary par excellence.
In the dining area, select a large rug for the dining table and chairs to sit comfortably on it, even when pulled out. Ensure there is enough rug space around the table to allow for movement. Same simple trick for all our massive room rug friends: go big. To maintain consistency, consider using rugs of similar shapes and colours throughout the open-plan areas.
#Corner of A Room
When dealing with an underutilised corner, a rug can transform it into a nondescript nook. Select a small, round or rectangular rug that fits snugly in the corner, and pair it with a comfortable chair, floor lamp, an ottoman or a small sofa. This arrangement creates a charming reading or relaxation spot, perfect for unwinding with a book or enjoying tea. Choose a rug with soft textures or soothing colours to enhance the cozy ambience, and some throw pillows and a blanket for extra comfort will be the cherry on top.
When placing a rug in the corner of a room, the size should be proportionate to the available space. For a cozy reading nook, a small rug with a diameter of around 150cm can work well. Position it in the corner, ensuring the chair and side table fit comfortably on the rug. Allow for a bit of space between the rug and the surrounding walls to prevent the area from feeling cramped. Remember, the goal is to create a cozy and inviting space to relax and unwind.
Or let the rug nestle on the floor with a tiny space between your tiny sofa and petite adornments like our Rugitall Stripy World Red & Burgundy Rug, meet proper spacing and the interconnectivity of all things with this red & burgundy fashion. Then the lacklustre corner is brought to live in a dynamic instant.
#Alfresco Vibes to Go
For an alfresco ambience indoors or on a patio, a rug can mimic the inviting feel of an outdoor retreat. Opt for a durable, weather-resistant rug that can withstand exposure to the elements if using it outdoors. Go for a rug with a think-differently vibe, as in the Rugitall Fantastic Dreamland Multicolour Rug, where multiple colours melt and warp together. Place the rug in the centre of the seating area, surrounded by comfortable deck chairs or beside your makeshift camp. Done. You can stay out there chilling and shooting the breeze with your guests or families.
No rigid rules for a random outdoor event, as our room rugs are also designed for outdoor use and can withstand weather conditions due to their durability and washability on hand. We also suggest a low-key runner rug to embellish the open-air fashion, like a long rug with considerable spacing between your sofa and glass table for a fresh touch. Good to know that our Rugitall Blackout Rhapsody White & Beige Rug can be a great case in point fitting in the outgoing decor.
#A Moderate Room
In a moderate-sized room, the key is to find a rug that complements the scale of the space without overwhelming it. Consider a medium-sized room rug that covers a significant portion of the floor but leaves a border of exposed flooring around the edges. Make it fit just right in, make it all monochrome can work, and don't apply way too many hues in this regard.
All black ambience is a great endeavour, but not black black, so pattern play can best avoid an "utter darkness". A large chunk of this hue visually expands the room, making it appear more spacious. Here comes depth and sophistication with subtlety in the zig-zagging details in the Rugitall Blackout Rhapsody Black Rug. Call it chaotic order.
In a moderate-sized room, the rug should cover a significant portion of the floor while leaving a border of exposed flooring. As a guideline, choose a rug approximately 150x215 or 185x275 cm for a seating area. Place the rug under the central coffee table (or any other table), and ensure that the front legs of the sofa and chairs rest on the rug. This arrangement provides a sense of unity and balance. Leave a border of around 30-45 cm between the rug and the walls to maintain proportion and create a visually pleasing space.
#A Relatively Small Room
In a smaller room, a rug can be a valuable tool for creating the illusion of space and adding visual interest. Opt for a room rug proportional to the room's size, ensuring it covers a significant portion of the floor without overwhelming the space. Consider a light-coloured rug to brighten the room and make it feel more open. Place the rug under the main seating arrangement, allowing the furniture legs to lead the rug or rest partially on it. This creates a cohesive grouping and visually expands the area. Additionally, choose a rug with vertical stripes or a subtle pattern to add depth and draw the eye upward, making the room feel taller.
For a relatively small room, the goal is to make the space appear larger and more open. Choose a rug proportionate to the room's size but still covers a significant portion of the floor. A rug measuring around 120x185 or 150x215 cm is generally suitable for a small seating area. Position the rug under the main seating arrangement, allowing the front legs of the furniture to rest partially on the rug. Leave a border of about 20-39 cm between the rug and the walls or your beloved bookshelves to give the illusion of a larger space.