Creative ways to use floor rugs

creative ways to use floor rugs

Shopping for floor rugs can be very exciting, especially if you have big plans to decorate your home and make it a better place to live. Your home environment should be personal to you, and it should be a place where you can express yourself and show off your unique and individualised sense of style.

Getting creative with floor rugs is one way to create a different home environment. No matter what your style is, a touch of creativity with your home furnishings will ensure that your home feels special to you. You will enjoy coming home at the end of a long day to a residence that is perfect for you.

Why floor rugs are amazing

Floor rugs are practical and aesthetically pleasing. Their textures add warmth and comfort to any living environment, and their designs can be entirely captivating. There is a huge range of floor rugs, in different colours, shapes and sizes on the market. You will have no problem finding the right rugs for your home, and using them in creative and unique ways.

Layer your floor rugs for depth and beauty

Layering floor rugs is an effective technique that can be completed easily. Layering is the process of placing one rug on top of another one, and because the bottom rug is larger it will still be seen around the smaller rug on top.

There are different reasons for layering floor rugs. The first reason could simply be because you love the look, but this strategy is also great for using smaller rugs effectively, which may be too small to fill up the desired space. Try placing a small but high quality rug on top of a larger but cheaper rug that is plain. The floor rug underneath will work like a frame for the smaller rug, and the entirety of your living space will be filled.

Laying is also great if you like to use lots of colours and textures in your home. If your decorative style is busy and rich with detail and contrasting patterns, try layering your floor rugs for a great effect. You could try patterns and colours that blend well together, or use contrasting rugs for a bold and adventurous approach.

Use floor rugs in your wet areas

Floor rugs are commonly used in lounge rooms, hallways and bedrooms; however you can certainly use them in wet areas too. If you are seeking to add warmth and comfort into your kitchen or bathroom, try selecting floor rugs that are designed especially for this purpose. Kitchen and bathroom rugs are much smaller and are the perfect size for these rooms. You don’t need to worry too much about them getting wet, and your home will be a cosier place to live.

Hang your floor rugs up

Floor rugs never need to remain on the floor! Traditionally, rugs are also used to hang on walls and over furniture. You will need to select a softer and more flexible rug if you decide to do this, but the results can be wonderful. Try hanging a highly decorative rug on a wall, like a piece of art. The backs of couches are also great for hanging a rug over. Get creative with your floor rugs, experiment and try something new!


Rug Size Guide

This Rug Size Guide summary is developed by RugSpot to help you choose the right rug.

How Do I choose the right Size?

The size of the rug will depend on the room and the way you’d like to set it.

Living Room – Consider the rug in relation to the furniture around it as it will affect what parts of the rug you will be able see. There are three to fit a rug in a room.

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Dining Room – For dining room you’d want to have the rug that covers the table and the chairs.  The rug needs to be big enough so that the chairs are pulled in and out on the rug. To do this you need to measure the length and width of the table.

Next pull out a chair as if you are going to sit on it and measure the distance between the back of the chair and the table.  Double up this distance and add it to both length and width of the table to get an approximate size for the rug you’ll need.


Dining Table –  Length 2.00 Meter, Width 1.0 Meter

Chair and the distance allowed for sitting on it, say 0.75 Meter

 Approx Rug –    Length 2.00+2 x0.75 = 3.50 Meters, Width 1.0+0.75×2 = 2.50 Metres

 Tip: If your rug is too narrow or too short, chairs legs will fall off the rug and you’ll have difficulty pushing the chair back towards the table. Repeating this may also scratch your floor.

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Bedroom – There are three room setting

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Below are the approximate rug sizes and with potential room settings.

Dimensions (Cm)     Size                     Suitable Area

120 x 170 Cm                   Small                   Coffee table, children room, Entry area

160 x 230                          Medium             2-3 Seater Sofa

200 x 290                         Large                   3 Seater Sofa, or 4-6 seater dining table

240×330                           X Large               2 x 3 Seater Sofa or 8 seater dining table

380×390                           XX Large           Large Rooms, 10-12 seater dining table

80 x 300                           Short Runner   Short Hallway

80x 400                            Med. Runner    Medium Hallway

80x by Meter                   Long Runner    Very long Hallway See Runners Guide