The area rug placement in a room can designate a sitting area for conversation or define a dining area.
Rugs can co-ordinate with virtually any room setting, add a warmth to a room with a pop of color and pattern and create visual order, especially in large spaces.
When defining a space the area rug should accommodate at least the front legs of each piece of furniture. A rug used in this fashion will unify the items placed around it.
Using more than one area rug in a room, varied sizes tend to go together most suitably. The same sized rugs tend to divide a room in halves.
Size is another important consideration.
Placing area rugs in high traffic areas should be completely covered or completely bare. A rug that is half in the traffic flow and half off can cause tripping on the corners of the rug.
Using a rug pad is highly recommended. It will keep the rug in place, providing a non-slip surface for your floors, absorb and reduce the noise level and since rugs wear from the bottom will extend the life of your rug.
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