Round Area Rugs
Rugs are actually a tradition that stretches back in time and are more than embellishments for your home. A rug's style, color, pattern, and shape are all characteristics of how it will make your room look and feel.
When you think of rugs you think of rectangular or square rugs that fit perfectly on your floor, but have you ever considered round rugs? Round rugs can be a welcome change, although it can be hard to know just what to do with one. Here are a few easy ideas for pulling off round rounds stylishly.
Thinking About Area Rugs?
The most popular rug shape is, of course, the rectangle rug. We see them everywhere: in the living room, under the dining table, and in the narrow hallway.
But sometimes you need a beautiful round rug to create a lovely composition. Round rugs work well with certain furniture or in certain places, like nurseries or study rooms. Small round rugs are also ideal for layering or defining an area like creating a reading place with your favorite armchair. But more on how to style these unique rugs later.
Ultimately, it all comes down to what you love. But there are a few rules of thumb that can help you long the way.
In the interior design world, for example, it is said that you should try to match the shape of your rug to the shape of the room it is being placed in. The rationale behind this, is that similar shapes promote visual symmetry, which is more pleasing to the eye, and the end result will be a space that feels cohesive, spacious and well balanced.
Round Rugs: Whys, Dos and Don’t
Round rugs soften and deepen any area
We’re surrounded by rectangular objects, walls, and furniture pieces in our homes, especially if our home is styled in a modern, industrial way. Such houses and apartments need something that’ll cleverly soften the space and make any area feel more intimate, deep, and personal. That’s a job round rugs do amazingly well.
Round rugs create a cohesive look
Do you have many circular objects in a room that look kind of disconnected? Well, a round rug can connect all of them in a unique way without it looking overwhelming. It does an amazing job! To match your specific needs, choosing a custom round rug in fresh, bright colors can be a real jackpot for such rooms and areas. It serves as a central point of the room that successfully connects all furniture pieces, lighting, shapes, and overall architecture of the area, creating a harmonious living space.
Round rugs make small rooms more open
Whatever color and pattern you choose, if you place a round rug in a small space, it’ll surely create the effect of a visually bigger area. These rugs will make the room more open, bright, and airy while softening any hard edges of your furniture.
As an additional bonus, you and your kids will love laying on it the whole day. Round rugs are an incredible addition to nurseries and can create a cute small play zone for your little ones (and yourself!). Like our round multicolored felt ball rug that is made of pure wool from New Zealand making it soft and safe for your baby to roll, crawl and sleep on!
DO: Use the round rug to highlight a section of your living room.
If your living room is an open plan or large enough to accommodate an additional furniture grouping, a round rug can help define the space, creating a vignette or a focal point. Place your round rug under the furniture that you want to draw attention to.
DON’T: Crowd furniture onto the round rug.
This will make your space look cluttered and create visual tension. By selecting a larger rug, the rug becomes a feature that complements the furniture and the whole room. It can also make the space look larger and visually alluring.
DO: Align your round elements.
If you’re pairing your round rug with a round chandelier or architectural detail, your rug should be aligned with the center of the round element in your architecture or chandelier. Aligning your round elements creates symmetry and a sense of balance.
DON’T: Limit yourself to round decors.
A round table centered on a round rug is visually balanced, but a round rug works even if your table is square. Just make sure the round rug is large enough so that the shapes don’t clash. Again, at least 30 inches all around the table is preferred, but a larger round rug would benefit the two shapes playing off of each other.
DO: Let more of the round rug show.
Layering lighter furnishings over a round rug lets more of the rug show and keeps the elements balanced. For example, wood or metal furniture with exposed legs—instead of fully upholstered boxy furniture—lets you see and appreciate more of the curved outline of the rug.
DON’T: Forget about the other rooms.
As great as a round rug looks in the dining room, living room, and bedroom, a round rug also works in other sections of your home: your entryway, nursery, a breakfast nook, and even the bathroom. You can even layer it on top of another rug. Really, the possibilities for round rugs are endless!
Round rugs might be the perfect answer to your needs, from your office to your laundry room or wherever your interiors can use a little lift. If you’re in the market for a new area rug, but classic rectangular area rugs are leaving you feeling underwhelmed, give circular rugs a try.
You can measure a round rug by running a piece of tape from its center to its edge. The diameter of the round rug will be its measurement unit.
You can place round rugs to be the center of attention within your desired room. They can help define the space by creating a focal point.
Round rugs are perfect rugs for entryways, bathrooms, and corners of the room. They draw attention to wherever they are placed and they can be combined with other rug types to create unique decoration themes.