How a Small Living Room Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A small living room rug can highlight your living room’s decor by adding to the room’s color scheme, matching the style of the decor, and reinforcing the room’s tone. Connecting your rug to the other decor through these three areas allows you to style your room with intentionality and create a room that feels cohesive and whole.
Decorating With a Small Living Room Rug
If you have a small living room, you may be afraid to add one more item into the mix out of fear of overwhelming the space. While that certainly can happen, there are plenty of ways to make sure that the rug doesn’t make the room feel cluttered. It often comes down to rug size, pattern, color palette, and rug height. For guidance on how to choose your small living room area rug, continue reading.
Choosing Which Small Living Room Rug is Right for You
Consider the following guidelines to guide you to your perfect living room rug.
Position: First, determine where you want to place your rug in your living room. There are several ways to go about this.
Main Seating: If you have a small seating area, center it within that area by placing the rug in front of the seats or under their front two legs.
Separate Area: Perhaps you’re looking for a small living room area rug to furnish a smaller nook in the living room. In that case, try placing a singular chair and side table on the rug. You have options to angle the furniture on top of the rug if you wish; it ultimately depends on the size of the room and the size of the furniture.
Shape/Size: After you know your ideal layout, consider the final size and shape of the rug. Common sizes for small living room rugs are 3x5 and 4x6 rugs. As for shape, you have the choice of going with a rectangular, round, or oval rug. However, there are even more choices like animal hides and imperfect rectangles. The key to determining the shape is to look at what works best in that room’s footprint and furniture layout, and also consider how the shape of the rug itself impacts the tone of the room.
Pattern: Small living room rugs come in patterns that fit in with any style, whether you’re looking for vintage prints or abstract designs. As you look for your ideal pattern, focus on finding one that thematically connects to your other wall art, pillows, and miscellaneous decor. Also be sure that the rug isn’t too busy or overpowering for that small space.
Color: The business of the rug’s color palette also impacts how well it fits into a small living room. You can still have a big color palette in the rug, but that means you need to be very intentional with how and where you include color elsewhere in the room. Look for colors that connect to the room’s overarching color scheme and convey your desired tone to make the most of your small living room.
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