Living room rugs can transform a basic room into a masterpiece of interior design. We want your dream home to be everything it can be. There are some design mistakes people often make when deciding on a rug. To help you out, we’ve brought together the best tips and design concepts, so you can make the most of your living room space.
The very first step to designing your living room is to have one in the first place. And where better than in your own home. Here at No1 Property Guide, we want to help you get out of the rental roundabout and into your new home.
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Picking A Size for Living Room Rugs?
One of the most critical questions you should ask yourself before buying a rug is, what size will be right for the room? Your living room doesn’t strictly dictate what size rug you should get. There’s a variety of positioning and layout options you can choose from, that’ll influence the size of rug you’ll get and the overall style of the room.
Rug Positioning & Layout Options
When deciding how to position your rug, you’ve got quite a few design options to choose from. Factors such as the size of your room and the furniture you have will come into play when deciding on the perfect rug.
Here are our top 5 layouts you can use as inspiration to create a beautifully designed room.
- All Legs on Board – Use a large rug that all your furniture can fit on. This will create an island all your furniture can sit on. While also being visually separate from the rest of the room. Keep a decent gap between the rug and the wall. This layout works well in a home with an open floorplan.
- Front Legs Only – Visually blend your furniture, rug, and the rest of the room by having only the front legs of your furniture on the rug. This is an easy layout to effectively implement, especially If your furniture is up against the wall.
- The Float – Create the focal point of the room by placing a small rug in the centre. Put a coffee table on the rug and leave a gap between the table and the lounge to complete the look.
- The Sculptural – Rugs come in all different kinds of shapes, and you shouldn’t limit yourself to the standard rectangular shape. An asymmetrical design can create an exciting focal point to the room.
- Layering 2 Rugs – Adapt multiple layout methods by using 2 rugs together. Pick a large rug to cover the majority of the floor and to put your furniture on, then lay a smaller rug in front of your furniture to draw the eye and act as a centrepiece.
Decide The Mood of The Room with The Colour of Your Rugs
The colour of a rug can change the overall feeling of the room. It can follow the colour scheme of the room or make it the centrepiece.
Light coloured rugs can make an area appear bigger and spacious. A harmonious blend of light pastel colours and white is a popular choice for effectively utilising this style.
Bright vibrate colours such as lime green, orange and red will boost the energy levels of the room and add a level of excitement.
Rich, deep colours create a feeling of intimacy and luxury. The use of navy, chocolate, and burgundy elevates the status of the room.
Plan the Perfect Interior Design
To create the perfect design for your living room, you’ll need to take all aspects of the room into account. The colour scheme of the room, the available space, the furniture, lighting, and the foot traffic.
If you’re looking to add a rug into your current space you may need to compromise on some aspects of your design. But if you’re getting a new home, you’ll have complete control over the style.
When you get your new home with No1 Property Guide, you’ll choose the colour scheme of your home and know the exact dimensions of the rooms. This will give you plenty of time to decide the layout and style of your living room. Fill in our pre-qualification form and one of our New Home Specialists will walk you through your factual new home options.
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What Type of Rug is Right for My Living Room?
When you’re choosing a rug, you need to pay attention to the material that’ll be right for your living room. So, let’s go through some of the different kinds of rugs you’ll find at your local rug store, and what they’re made of.
Pros: Durable and warm, wool rugs are a great choice for insulating the room during winter. They’re soft to touch and can hold their shape well, even in high traffic areas.
Cons: Wool rugs can be expensive though, and the individual fibres often fall out.
Pros: If you’re creating a rustic or beach style interior, then a jute rug is a great choice. Jute rugs are generally a neutral earthy tone, giving them the perfect aesthetic for your coastal themed home.
Cons: Jute rugs are very soft but aren’t particularly tough and are prone to wearing out over time.
Pros: Polyester rugs are resistant to fading and are generally easy to clean and dry. When used in rugs, polyester is often blended with other materials to create a more robust product. They have a close appearance to the look and feel of wool rugs, at a cheaper price.
Cons: While they might look and feel similar to a wool rug, they won’t be quite as soft as wool, or have the natural earthy tones of jute.
There’s no perfect answer when it comes to choosing the right living room rugs for your home. So, it will come down to your own tastes, as well as what you can do with the space.
Here at No1 Property Guide, we want to help you get into your dream home. When you work with us, you can customise your new home to fit your style. All you need to do to start your homeownership journey is fill in our pre-qualification form. Our New Home Consultant will walk you through your options and help you get exactly what you’re looking for.
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