Area Rugs By Shape.
Learn How To Choose Area Rugs By Shape
When it comes to selecting the right area rug for a room, the truly expert shopper knows how to choose area rugs by shape
This isn't as simple as it might sound. Rugs come in different sizes and in more shapes than a traditional rectangle. What's more, a rug in a shape will take up a different amount of space than a rectangle, and it will give the room decor a vastly different look.
The most common sizes of area rugs are expressed in feet, such as 2 by 3, 4 by 6, 5 by 8, 6 by 9, 8 by 10 and so on. Note that all these dimensions represent a standard rectangle shape in increasingly larger sizes.
Now consider the different shapes available in runs. The standard rug shapes are round, square, oval, octagon or runners, which are long, thin shapes designer for hallways and stairways. Rugs in these shapes add vital interest to a room and can serve as the focal point of an entire decorating scheme.
Novelty rugs provide even more shapes, sizes, colors and patterns. For example, a quick search for shaped rugs could turn up a charming ladybug-shaped rug in pink and black that's ideal for a little girl's room. Another product in the same search could be a red-white-and-green round rug patterned with concentric circles. It may look like a jazzy archery target, making it a great choice for a boy's room or a family den or playroom.
The guidelines for determining the correct rug size are: 1) measure the size of the room twice to be sure; 2) measure the size of the space to be covered twice; 3) place pieces of paper where each "corner" will sit (some shaped rugs may not have "corners" per se); 4) adjust the corner markers to make the coverage space smaller or larger as desired and then re-measure the area. This method should help the home decorator find the perfect rug, whatever its shape.
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