Sometimes, rooms are just a unique shape or layout and need a custom rug to fit the space. That works perfectly when it comes to pairing your furniture and accessories with a rug, because you can truly craft your space to be whatever you want it to be. Whether you use a rug that has similar colors to your accents or use the rug as an opportunity to introduce a brand new color, decorating with a custom rug is the best way to completely customize your space.
Decorating with a Custom Sized Rug
When you’re decorating with a custom sized rug, you can truly fit your rug with the other furniture, fixtures, and decorations in the room. You can create ideal layouts without compromising because a standard rug doesn’t work in your space; these personally crafted details will help guide you with decorating your room. Of course, there are different accessories and decor you can use with your custom rug depending on the room, but popular accents include wall art, vases, plants, greenery, poufs, books, candles, and anything else that fits with your overall design scheme.
Choosing what Style of Custom Rug is Best For You
Since you’ve decided a custom rug is the best option for your space, there are many categories you need to think through in order to insure that these custom decisions fit with your room. Here are several factors to consider.
Scale: When designing any space, it’s important to make sure that all the items are in the correct scale. This simply means that nothing looks out of place for being too big or too small. Fortunately, scale often comes naturally, since it’s easy to visually see when a rug is too small for a sofa or too big for the space.
Position: When you decide the scale of the rug, it’s also important to think about how you’ll position the rug in relation to the other furniture and fixtures. In living rooms for example, rugs can often be placed either completely in front of the sofa, under the front two legs, or completely underneath it. If you know that you want your rug completely under the sofa, then that will affect the size of rug you get and how it will appear in scale with the rest of the room. Bedrooms often employ the same practice of either being completely under, partly under, or completely out from underneath the furniture.
Dining rooms tend to have the rug centered under the table and extend a bit past the dining chairs, but there are other eclectic options out there as well. Rooms that have fixed pieces like kitchens and bathrooms obviously don’t have the option of sliding the rug underneath some areas, so the positioning can be more self-explanatory.
One of the biggest areas of choosing a custom rug is ordering a custom stair runner. You can choose the width and length for your needs, since stairs can be more particular than other areas.
Shape: Custom rugs don’t only come in the standard round and rectangular shapes; there are dozens of other options for choosing the shape. You can order custom rugs as ovals, semi-circles, curved shapes, geometric shapes like octagons, runners, and so on. The shape of the rug can dramatically impact the room’s style and mood, so don’t forget to broaden your horizons and see what custom shapes are available as well.
Patterns/Colors: Custom sized rugs are widely available, and because of their rising popularity, they’re available in a variety of patterns and hues. Some designs and colors are associated with particular interior design styles, while others can transcend style and work in a variety of areas. Here is a brief guide to rug patterns and their common design pairings.
Natural textured rugs like jute and wool tend to be used in natural design styles, such as boho, coastal, farmhouse, and even modern design, since it adds natural textures to what could otherwise be a cold space.
Oriental and Persian rugs fit with more elevated styles like elegant, traditional, transitional, and other classy styles. However, they can also be used in more homey styles like farmhouse if you use rugs that appear distressed.
Geometric shapes can also work well with modern and boho, and in particular, uniquely shaped rugs can fit in with modern because it adds personality to minimal spaces. They also work well with boho, since boho is a more eclectic design style.
Regardless of which design style you’re trying to emanate, rest assured that you can find a custom area rug that fits you and your space perfectly.
Frequently Asked Questions about Custom Rugs
What is a custom rug?
A rug designed to your specifications for a space or room that is unique.
How do you clean a custom rug?
Depending on the size and directions on the label, some may need to be hand washed or can be placed in a washing machine.
Where should you place a custom rug?
Custom rugs are best used in rooms that are unique in size, staircases and unique spaces that don't fit standard sized rooms.
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