As a designer I hear these statements come up quite often when meeting with clients “this space needs color”, “how do I define my space”, “I need this room to be welcoming”. Well, let me tell you my number one answer if they do not have what I am about to say… “You need an area rug” Below are my top 4 design steps to sourcing the perfect rug.
1. Measure: The rug defines the space, therefore, when measuring you want to ensure all the furniture can be properly be placed on the rug
2. Select a shape: The shape of the rug defines the space. A square or rectangular rug is great for zoning, for example, a sitting area. A round or organic shaped rug is great for defining smaller spaces to make a fun statement.