Area Rug Dos and Don'ts For Small SpacesFurnishings
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The list goes on the wonders of home decorating with area rugs and carpets but here, we highlight how rugs can be used to enhance small spaces. Below are our decorating dos and don'ts on making the room appear larger.
Area Rug Dos and Don'ts For Small Spaces
The humble rug can be a very versatile piece in interior design. For instance, a simple rug or carpet can visually tie together the concept of your décor. It can also be a quick and inexpensive way to update the look of a tired room. An odd-shaped rug can instantly make a boring space look interesting. Delineating different areas in a common space for dining or TV area can easily be done by using different rugs or carpets for each space.
The list goes on the wonders of home decorating with area rugs and carpets but for this article, we are highlighting how rugs can be used to enhance small spaces. Below are our dos and don'ts when decorating with rugs to make the room appear larger.
Do use light colours: Use light-coloured rugs can instantly make the space look brighter and bigger. Neutrals like beige, cream and off-white as well as pastels work best for this purpose.
Do go easy on patterns: As a general rule of thumb, choose solid colours over patterns but should you prefer having a design, always choose large designs as opposed to smaller motifs.
Do go round: Rugs with rounded edges can open up a space, making it look limitless. A round rug can also be a focal point or define an area of interest for the room, distracting the eyes from the size of the room.
Don't go overboard: Too many rugs can make the space look cluttered and small. Instead of having a few, try going with one large rug instead.
Don't go too small: A small room requires a small rug, right? Wrong. In fact, a rug that's too small can aggravate the problem, making the room look even smaller. Therefore, it's important to get the rug size just right. For example in a living room setting, most designers recommend a rug size big enough to place all the furniture inside the rug.
Don't use the wrong rug: Sometimes no rug is better than an unsuitable rug. If you are using a rug that's too dark or heavily patterned or of the wrong size, it's better to go rug-less until you get a more appropriate one.
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