The bigger, the better. A large area rug not only adds a touch of comfort to any room or living space, it also gives the look of a larger space. There's bound to be something for everyone and each home - look through our various colours, materials and designs.
Large area rugs can be used to great effect when defining the different parts of your home. Welcome your guests by placing an oversized rug under your sofa and coffee table, or beneath your dining table to make your dining area stand out, or at the end of your bed to bring a little luxury to your bedroom.
Whether you have carpet, laminate, hard wood or even tiled floors, a large area rug will help to make your interior more welcoming, colourful and stylish. A fantastic and affordable way to introduce patterns, textures and bright tones to your space, these large, generous rugs can have a big impact on your interior.
When choosing an area rug for your home, the first thing you should consider is size. Ideally, you want an area rug large enough to accommodate your sofas and coffee table but small enough that it doesn’t dominate the space.
Next, you’ll need to think about colours and patterns. If you’re placing your rug in your bedroom, you might want to take inspiration from the sheets on your beds. Choose a rug that complements the shades and designs on your bedspreads to ensure your finished look works perfectly. If you have neutral sheets on your bed, look to your curtains, cushions and other soft furnishings for design inspiration.
Large area rugs are often used in the living room to help define the seating area and make a big space feel cosier and more welcoming. However, they can look fantastic when used in the dining area as well. Place large rugs under dining tables to make the space feel more intimate and give this important part of your living area its own identity.
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If you want to define your seating are and give the space its own identity, it’s a good idea to choose an area rug wider than your couch. Sit the couch on the area rug, or place the rug so just the two front feet of the couch are on the fabric. Face other furnishings, like armchairs and Ottomans, towards the rug to ensure it’s the central feature of the layout.
Area rugs are generally fairly large. Their substantial size helps to ensure they have a real impact on both the look and feel of your interior design scheme. However, bigger isn’t always better. If you have a bijou living room, you may want to invest in a rug with smaller dimensions to ensure your layout looks balanced.
The colour of your area rug is really up to you. Dark rugs on light floors can look dramatic and create a focal point in your room, while light rugs can help to brighten up the space and make your interior feel airy. If you’re not sure what shade to go for, you could place a few bedsheets in the space to see how the different colours impact the look and feel of your interior.