When it comes to sprucing up your floor you have a wide array of choices open to you. But, if you want to add warmth to a space you need to be looking at carpet or rugs. However, it’s not just as simple as grabbing the first carpet or rug you see and dropping it in your chosen room.
There are several things that need to be considered before you start.
The Space To be Covered
If you are looking to cover an entire room then you’re going to want to invest in either wall-to-wall carpet or high-quality carpet tiles.
You should note that although carpet tiles have gained a negative image, modern carpet tiles are every bit as luxurious as carpets. In addition, it is easy to replace one or two and eliminate a stain, which isn’t an option if you have invested in wall-to-wall carpet.
Carpet and carpet tiles are available in a huge array of colors and patterns, making them an attractive choice for any space in your home.
If you do choose carpet tiles and intend to fit them yourself it is important to start by finding the exact center of the room. This is where the center of your first tile should be laid. It will ensure the tiles are laid symmetrically and the room has a perfectly balanced look.
Positioning A Rug
A rug is a great way to add extra comfort and feature to a room. On top of carpet, it can also dramatically increase the warmth of the room. However, if you choose to have a rug in your home you need to take your time choosing the right one and positioning it properly.
The first thing to consider is the other features in the room, the color and patterns of your rug need to match or complement the other furnishings in the room.
You then need to look at positioning.
The key to getting this right is to centralize larger rugs. They should sit in the center of the room with the furniture on them or around them.
However, smaller rugs can be positioned almost anywhere in the room. The key in this scenario is to step out of the room and then look at what your eye is drawn to. This tells you the key feature of the room. If you want your new rug to ‘pop’ and become something that draws the eye, it needs to be located in the same area as where your eyes are drawn.
If not, you can choose to place the rug almost anywhere. Just remember, a small rug is best sandwiched between furniture, not underneath them.
Finally, if you are struggling with the right rug to define a space you should consider a circular rug. These don’t have to fit a space perfectly to look fantastic. In contrast, a rectangular or square rug does!
Don’t forget that the rug remains a personal choice, it is the one that you like and you feel fits with your room.