If you have a small room that you are trying to spruce up, have you considered an area rug? Rugs are a great way to add color, design, and depth to a room without much effort. Many people think that area rugs can’t be used in small rooms, but the truth is that as long as you do it right, you can put a rug just about anywhere. Here are a few things that you will want to consider when getting a rug for a small space.
First, make sure that the rug you choose is the right size for your room. Measure your space carefully, with a small room you don’t have as much wiggle room as you do with a large room. Your rug shouldn’t fill the entire space, instead, a border of flooring should be left around each side of the rug. This will break up the space and help it feel larger. A wall to wall rug can make a room feel more claustrophobic. On the other hand, too small of a rug will cut the room up even more and make it seem smaller.
Next, you’ll want to make sure that you choose the right color and design for your rug. Remember that dark colors make a space feel smaller, while light colors open it up. This doesn’t mean that you should choose a white rug, but maybe stay away from black. The design of a rug is also important, Choose either a solid rug or a small print. A large print won’t be repeated as much, which will accentuate how small the rug is. A small print, on the other hand, will make the rug and the room look larger.
Once you’ve brought home the perfect rug, place your furniture correctly. Sometimes people worry about hiding the rug under furniture. However, at least the front legs of all furniture should be on top of the rug. This will help the room feel connected and flow better. If you really can’t see any of the rug under all of the furniture, consider limiting the furniture in the room. Otherwise, it’s okay to “hide” a small bit of rug under furniture.
Finally, remember that in a small room, everything has a much bigger emphasis. This means that if your rug gets dirty, it’s much more likely that your guests will notice compared to a larger room. This means you need to stay on top of cleaning. Your area rug should be vacuumed a few times a week using a vacuum with the right settings for your particular rug (pile height setting is important!). It’s also important to get your rug cleaned 1-2 times a year by a professional rug cleaner. This will help prevent fine dust and dirt from building up over time and discoloring your beautiful rug.
The right rug can transform a small area in your home and make it feel larger and more welcoming. It just takes a little extra care to choose the right rug for your small space!