Placement Tips For Large Area Rugs

One excellent way to add style and character to your home is with large area rugs. They’re a beautiful accessory for any home and with so many different options available you can find a style to go with any décor. The key to using large area rugs to enhance your décor is placement. These rugs are normally used in dinning rooms, living rooms and large bedrooms. Since they cover a large portion of the floor, where you place them is very important to achieve the best look.

When deciding where to place the rugs in your home the following tips can help:

· Large area rugs placed in bedrooms don’t need to be centered but having an equal amount of space left uncovered on at least two sides is recommended.

· When placed in a dinning room, only the table and chairs should be on the rug. However, keep in mind, the rug should be large enough to allow room for the chairs to be slid back far enough for you to get in and out of them comfortably without them sliding off the edge. Here’s a bonus tip, Momeni rugs look fantastic in dinning rooms.

· If you plan to place the rug near a door, make sure there is enough clearance between the bottom of the door and the floor for it to open smoothly.

· As a general rule, when placing the large area rug in an open space, it should be placed in the center of the room allowing the outside of the floor to show. This is especially important when using rugs on hardwood floors.

· When placing the area rug in a living room, it can be placed anywhere and the front legs of the sofa and chair can be placed along the edge or all four legs can be on the rug. Either way is appropriate as long as there is no more two feet of rug extending from the back of the furniture.

· Determine where the heat vents are located in your home to prevent covering these.

· Don’t allow the corner of the rug to be in the middle of a doorway or hallway to prevent accidents.

Using rug pads can help to extend the life of your large area rug by reducing the friction created between it and the floor that is caused when you walk across it. Rug pads can also prevent slippage when they’re placed on hardwood or tile floors.