HOW TO DECORATE WITH AREA RUGS
You can add a splash of color or a modern touch to the rooms in your home with area rugs. Decorating with area rugs is an easy way to freshen up the style and décor of your home with a limited budget and minimal hassle. Here is how to decorate with area rugs:
The first thing to consider is what size area rug you need for the room you are decorating. The traditional way to decorate with an area rug in your living room or entertaining area is to purchase a rug large enough for all of the furniture legs in the seating area to be on top of the rug.
You can also purchase a smaller rug where only the front legs of the furniture sit on top of the rug or an even smaller size where none of the legs of the furniture are on the rug at all.
If you want a wall-to-wall rug for a room in your home you should leave 2 feet from each wall.
You can also use different decorating techniques such as multiple rugs with different patterns or colors in the same room or placing a smaller rug on top of a larger rug for a layered look. You can place a rug on carpet too.
For entryways and open areas, consider different shapes for your rugs such as oval or circular and for hallways consider a long runner or rectangular rug that sits in the middle of the hall, 6 inches from the wall on each side. If you purchase a square or rectangular rug for an entryway, ensure it is wider than the door.
In the bedroom, the bed should be the focal point of the room. You can place a rug beneath a bed but be sure it extends between 2-4 feet from the foot of the bed into the room.
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