With the addition of a rug, the problem of a room lacking in interest is solved. In addition to this, there are several other compelling reasons to use a carpet in your décor. You could even say it ties everything together visually in a room. It can define a space, add warmth, and help layer a room’s decor with the addition of a rug.
- Rugs can be used to add interest to a room. Remember that using two rugs of the same size can visually divide a room. To keep things interesting, use a variety of rugs in various sizes.
- To make the most of your rug collection, choose stylistically complementary rugs. The result could be jarring or unpleasant if you don’t. Also, there is no sense of harmony in a room with too many “warring” patterns.
- The color scheme of a room can be based on a favorite rug. In contrast, if the carpet is added after the furniture is in place, you can use it to enhance or harmonize with the room’s colors.
- Rugs can significantly impact a space, so use one as the room’s focal point.
- In addition to displaying the rug, you can use it as a focal point by hanging it on a wall.
- Rugs don’t have to be rectangles. The arrangement of your furniture should determine the shape of your carpet. If a square, round, or oval shape complements your furniture arrangement better than a rectangular one, choose which body would look best.
Should A Rug Fill the Whole Room?
Yes, filling a room with a large rug is an option that ensures that the carpet covers the majority of the furniture.
If you are interested in other principles of laying out a rug effectively in any given space, check out these “rug rules.”
- To delineate zones in a large room, such as a combined living/dining area, use a single rug or two different rugs.
- Purchase a rug large enough to accommodate all the furniture’s front legs, if not all of them.
- Keep the rug at least 6-12 inches longer on each side of the sofa.
- Don’t get a rug that’s too small, but don’t leave a 12-inch gap between the carpet and the wall. Again, when it comes to rugs, bigger is better.
- A fireplace or large window can serve as a great focal point for placing the rug and the rest of the seating area.
How Big Should a Rug Be in A Small Room?
If your bedroom is small, a large area rug may be a better option. A rug covering nearly the entire floor is ideal for a smaller room. The distance between the carpet and the walls should be at least two to five inches.
Follow these general guidelines to determine what size area rug you’ll need to go with a twin or full-size bed in a small space. Remember that standard twin beds have a width of 39 inches and a length of 75 inches (a twin XL, designed for more prominent folks, would measure about eighty inches long. The width and length of a full-size bed (also known as a double bed) are both 54 inches.
- There is only enough room for a 4’x’6′ or 5’x8′-foot area rug to cover the lower half of the bed.
- Your nightstand, bed, and the bench at the foot of the bed fit on a 6’x’9′ carpet.
- You can fit one nightstand and a total of two benches plus your twin-sized bed if you have a 9’x12′ area rug.
You don’t want a rug that’s too small for a room that’s quite large. The carpet should have at least an eight-inch gap between its edges and the walls if you decide to go with a large one that takes up most of the room.
You may be able to fit a queen- or king-sized bed in a larger room. Consider the size of more extensive beds when making a purchase. For reference, the width and length of a queen-size bed are 60″ and 80″.
King-size beds are approximately 76″ x 80″, making them one of the most extensive beds available.
The lower two-thirds of a queen- or king-size bed will fit an 8’x’10 or 9’x’12’ area rug, but these won’t be enough to cover the nightstands.
- California king-size beds require at least a 12′ x 15′ rug. Such a carpet will be sufficient for the nightstands, and everything will look excellent and balanced.
- An area rug should always extend at least 18″ to 24″ from the sides and the foot of a king-size or queen-size bed.
How Much of a Room Should a Rug Cover?
A rug should cover most of the room, but the result should be symmetrical and pleasing to the viewer.
Rugs should not be placed so close to furniture legs or the edge of the bed that they interfere with the use of the space. The wig should be large enough to cover the entire dresser when tucked under it. Allot 2″ to 3″ of floor space between the rug and the piece of furniture, so choose a small carpet to allow for this.
However, even when your area rug is hidden beneath your bed, the edges can bunch up and become a trip danger. Use double-sided carpet tape. The edges can also be kept down by placing a non-slip rug mat under the entire area rug.
Maintaining your rug’s appearance is easy if you follow the proper care instructions. The weight of a bed will indent an area rug. Be sure to rotate your area rug regularly so that you can use an ice cube treatment to remove any indentations. Then, using your fingers, work the fibers out of the indentation by placing a small ice cube in it. To avoid stepping into a puddle of cold water when you wake up, be sure to dry the areas where you’ve iced thoroughly.