Rug Placement

An area rug’s purpose is two-fold. First, it helps to define a space—it unifies whatever furnishing are placed on it. This is especially helpful in rooms that are larger and are serving two functions—like maybe a dining room and a living room that are technically one large room, or a living room and a game area. Second, it enhances your décor through its pattern and colors. An area rug can really finish a room for you.


There are two primary ways that people place their furniture when using an area rug: either with the furniture sitting along the outer perimeter of the rug, but not actually on the rug, or with the front legs of the furniture on the rug. While designers will advocate the first option, there are benefits to both, and, as with so many things in life, it depends on the circumstances.


If you have a room that you want to make appear larger, having the rug tucked under the furniture (like in the second option) gives the appearance that the rug continues and gives the perception of a larger room.


For bedrooms, the placement of the bed makes a big difference. If you have the bed coming out from the wall into the room (with the head of the bed against the wall), the most common placement is to have the rug under the bottom two-thirds of the bed, with it extending out along the sides and the bottom. If you have a twin bed or a day bed against a wall, however, a rug about the size of the bed laid right next to the bed accentuates the space, well.


Regardless of how you decide to layout your rooms with area rugs, your rugs require regular care. Call Persian River Rug Cleaning—your Orlando rug cleaning experts—to schedule your service today!

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