By Bernardetta Viviana. Rugs. Wednesday, January 10th 2018, 19:59:42 PM.
Area rugs are one of the most affordable and easiest ways to give a room a makeover or add a style or accent to a room. You can choose from round, oval, octagon, and square area rugs. Choose Persian, Oriental, Southwestern, Native American, Indian, Mexican, Traditional, Contemporary, or what ever other style you want. Your choices are truly endless.
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.
Room-Size Rugs. When choosing room-size rugs, a good rule of thumb is to measure the room and ensure there will be approximately 18 to 24 inches of space between the rug and the wall on each side. This will help you achieve a balanced look that is not crowded or overbearing. If you are using the rug to cover a hardwood floor, this also allows some of the beauty and sheen of the base flooring to add a touch of elegance to the room by providing your guests with a glimpse of the wood around the borders of the space.