Area rugs can add color and interest into large areas, welcome guests at the front door, and offer comfort to rest your sore feet. But how do you decide on the right size, shape, and texture? Here are some easy tips from Floor Coverings International White Bear Lake to help make rug shopping for your Vadnais Heights home a breeze.
Choose a Shape
The shape of your room and furniture should determine the shape of your area rug. A round dining table works well with a round rug that extends two to three feet beyond the edge of the tabletop, so as to allow all four legs of the chairs to sit without wobbling. If you’re creating a TV viewing area or conversation group in front of the fireplace, a square or rectangular rug reflects the positioning of the couch, side chairs and point of focus. It should be large enough for all the furniture to fit on the rug.
Consider Your Room Dimensions
Maybe you’d like to add a lush carpet to your bedroom. In order to pick the right size, measure the room and opt for a rug that leaves about two feet of space between the edge of the rug and the walls. This allows you to use the beautiful hardwoods underneath as an added point of interest and leaves enough room to position bookcases, tables and other accent pieces on a flat, stable surface.
Create an Intimate Seating Area
Use area rugs to highlight your favorite seating areas. Position your glass-topped coffee table over a small area rug featuring a floral or geometric motif for added interest. An indoor/outdoor rug can add an extra pop of color to your patio while also defining the social space. Position a thick, plush rug in front of your favorite reading chair to complete your private spot reserved for quiet reflection.
Here at Floor Coverings International White Bear Lake, we offer a selection of area rugs in addition to our wall-to-wall carpeting options. Call and schedule a free consultation today to find the perfect rug for your Vadnais Heights home!
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