One tried and true decorating tip to brighten up a tile, wood, or laminate floor is a well-placed area rug. Area rugs are practical, comfortable, and aesthetically appealing. Just like many forms of interior design, finding the perfect area rug for laminate floor can be challenging.
As you begin your search for the right area rug for your room, consider the space, color, shape, and size. To get you started in the right direction, here are a few expert tips for how to choose the best area rug for your laminate floor:
Let The Rug Be Your Guide
Just like a print on a wall or a decorative vase, a rug can be an art piece. If you are only beginning to design your space, try beginning with an area rug of your choice and working from there. The colors and patterns in a rug can guide you in choosing the colors for your walls, the type of laminate flooring you choose and even smaller details such as throw pillows for furniture.
Experiment With Shape
Match the shape of a dining room area rug with the shape of the table. Ensure that the table set is centered over the rug to complete the picture. A round rug in a square room, such as a living room or large bathroom, gives the room a softer feel. Or, for a more interesting look, try placing a traditionally shaped rug at an angle.
While it seems obvious that a large rug can overpower a room, a too-small area rug also has its pitfalls too. A major consideration when looking for a rug is determining if any furniture is going to sit on top of it. Desks, chairs, and tables should sit completely on the rug to prevent dragging over the edges. Also consider if the rug is not too small for the space, such as in a large living room. As a rule, a living room rug should extend beyond the coffee table and fit at least underneath the first set of sofa legs.
Create A Focal Point
A well-placed or creatively designed area rug is often the focal point in a room. Two small rugs can divide one large room into two distinct spaces. Rugs with bold patterns, such as flowers, abstract designs, and layers of color, can make a room look larger. Avoid placing furniture on patterned area rugs so that you will be able to see the design from everywhere in the room.
Area rugs are an accessible way to accessorize any type of flooring and give your rooms a personal touch. Remember the keys of shape, size, and space when looking for a fun or practical rug and you’ll find the perfect area rug for your home.
Have you found the perfect are rug? What laminate flooring did you pair it with? Tell us all about it in the comments below!