Shopping for the perfect area rug for your space is an exciting endeavor particularly considering the impact the rug will have on the overall look of the room. While these guidelines are good to keep in mind to ensure you end up happy with your purchase remember to have fun with the rug selection process and choose a rug that speaks to you and your personal sense of style.
Focal Point. Use an area rug to create a focal point in your room. A family room rec room games room or living room are all excellent candidates for a focal point area rug. If you have a games room a rectangular rug beneath the pool table looks awesome. If you have a fireplace an area rug in front of the fireplace adds elegance and luxury and it's a comfy place to sit and enjoy the fire. Now an area rug has another benefit. It will save wear and tear on your carpet especially if you place it in the high traffic areas. Choose something that stands out from your room decor or blends in. Your choice let your creative juices flow.
Here you will find some generally accepted guidelines for selecting an area rug that will fit your space well and perfectly accent your living area but do keep in mind that personal preferences should trump any type of rules put forth by the rug industry or interior designers.