Area rugs don't always have to be used to large living spaces, under dining room tables, or in outside living spaces. Small round area rugs make great accent rugs in every room of your house. Give a room a pop of color or make it feel more cozy with a small round rug.
Styling Small Round Rugs Room By Room
In the entryway: starting in your entryway, a small round rug in front of the door offers a warm greeting to your guests and offers a spot for them to wipe their feet or take off their shoes. When you come home from a long day at work and step into your front door and onto your round entryway area rug, you will relax your shoulder and take a deep breath "? you're finally home.
A small round braided rug of wool or a synthetic material would make a great entryway rug because it is durable and very easy to clean. Getting a darker colored small rug for an entryway will not show the dirt and dust as quickly as a lighter colored rug.
In the living room: a small round rug can make a great accent rug in your living room. Place a small round Persian rug in front of a fireplace to create a luxurious look and cozy feel. In the colder months, place an armchair and small ottoman on the rug to enjoy the warmth of the fire.
If you are looking for a small area rug for underneath a piece of accent furniture such as a tv stand or console table, a small jute rug may be a perfect choice. Jute rugs add a light, organic, and textured look to your living space. If you're using a small rug as an accent piece in a low-traffic location, you can really go for the look that you want and worry less about the durability of the material.
In the kitchen: make your breakfast nook your morning oasis with a small round area rug. Under your breakfast nook table, place a cream or light grey small round area rug "? you will want to keep the color of your breakfast nook rug light to help take advantage of the beautiful morning light.
In a child's bedroom: our little one's bedroom will become a playful retreat with a brightly colored area rug. Use a small round kids rug to make a play area in your child's bedroom. While we can't guarantee it'll help contain the mess, it will create a designated space to put all the toys when they're done being played with. The best part is the easy cleanup "? most synthetic or indoor/outdoor area rugs can be cleaned with dishwashing soap and water.
In the bedroom: there are endless ways to style a small round area rug. You can place your area rug at the foot of your bed, allowing only a small amount of the rug to go underneath your bed. This placement is great if you have a bench or trunk at the foot of your bed. You can use one or two small round area rugs for the sides of your bed. If you choose one, place it on the side of your bed with more floor space, creating an attractive spot for the eye to travel when you walk into your cozy space.
A light colored or tan oriental or Persian rug would style well in a traditional bedroom and a shag rug in any neutral or mute shade such as grey, blush, or cream styled in a minimalist or contemporary bedroom will be luxurious and chic.
Caring For A Small Round Area Rug
Generally, small round area rugs are easier to clean because they have less area to get dirty. However, you should always be sure to follow the specific care instructions for the material that your rug is made of. Most rugs should be regularly cleaned with a vacuum without a beater bar, but you can also follow these overall cleaning tips:
Synthetic rugs should be cleaned with a mild detergent or dishwasher soap. Wool and cotton rugs should always only be blotted and should never be cleaned with "oxy"? cleaners. Silk rugs are dry clean only and should be left to professionals when needed.
For liquid spills, you can use baking soda or salt to soak up all the color. Leave this on the rug for a few minutes, then vacuum it up.
Rotate your round area rugs annually to ensure that it wears evenly.
Depending on the amount of traffic a rug gets, it should be professionally cleaned every 12-18 months.
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