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When a rectangular rug just won’t do, it’s hip to be square. These rugs are the perfect complement to square rooms and spaces with boxy architectural features — get all the need-to-know details on square rugs ahead.
All About Square Rugs
A good design rule of thumb to remember when it comes to choosing the best rug shape for your space is that the shape of the rug should follow the shape of the room. When a rug is the right size and shape for your room, the entire space will instantly feel more put-together.
Since the majority of rooms are rectangular in shape, it makes sense that most rugs being produced are also rectangular. But what about square rooms? If you have a room in your home with roughly equal-length walls, consider a square rug your new best (decorating) friend. Roll out a square rug in a square room, and suddenly the space will come into focus.
When to consider a square rug:
Can’t decide between a round or square rug? These two rug shapes can both work in some cases, but there are times one is clearly the better choice. For example:
Another way to narrow down your rug choice is by considering the patterns you are drawn to. Geometric prints, stripes, tile prints and boxy patterns tend to work best with a square rug. Curving and naturalistic designs — think of botanical prints, florals, and medallions — often look better on round rugs. And of course, solid colors work well with any rug shape.
Common materials and construction methods of square rugs:
Design variations to know:
Decorating With Square Rugs
Square rugs are the best way to enhance a square room, hands down. But square rugs used to be extremely hard to find — especially if you were hoping to find any real variety in color and design. Thankfully, today square rugs are available in a wide range of colors, pile heights, materials and designs, so you can find just the right square rug for your space with ease, no matter your style.
Where to use square rugs:
A quick room-by-room guide to picking the right material for your square rug:
Furniture placement tips with square rugs:
Find Your Perfect Square Rug
Use these shortcuts to narrow down your search results and find the perfect square rug for you.