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How to position a rug, according to an interior stylist.

NITYA EXPORTS | Friday 12 May 2023

When it comes to positioning a rug, there are several factors that an interior stylist may consider to create a cohesive and visually appealing look for a room. Here are some tips:.

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Define the space: The first step is to determine the purpose and size of the space you want to define with the rug. For instance, if you want to define the living room, measure the space and choose a rug that's large enough to accommodate all the furniture.
2) Consider the furniture layout: Think about how you want to arrange your furniture on the rug. In a living room, the front legs of your sofa and chairs should sit on the rug to anchor the space, while in a dining room, the rug should be large enough to fit the table and chairs with enough room to slide the chairs in and out.
3) Choose the right shape: Depending on the shape of the room and the furniture layout, you may want to choose a rectangular, square, or circular rug.
4) Create balance: To create balance in the room, consider the size and shape of other accessories such as coffee tables, lamps, and artwork. For example, a round rug can complement a round coffee table, while a rectangular rug can create a balanced look with a rectangular sofa.
5) Use color and pattern: The rug can also serve as a focal point or accent piece in the room. If you have neutral furniture, you can use a bold and colorful rug to add some interest and texture. Alternatively, if you have colorful furniture, you may want to choose a more neutral rug to balance the room.
6) Layering: Finally, you can layer rugs to create a unique and textured look. For example, you can place a small rug on top of a larger one to add some interest and depth to the room.