Large Rugs

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How Big / Large Are “Big Area Rugs”?

The big area rugs / large rugs are those area rugs that measure between 15′ ft and 20′ ft in length size.

What makes big rugs so special?

The appeal and specialness of big rugs can be attributed to various factors:

  • Aesthetic Impact: Large rugs have the ability to define and anchor a space. They can tie together different elements in a room, providing a cohesive and harmonious look. The size and design of a big rug can significantly contribute to the overall aesthetics of a space.
  • Comfort and Warmth: Big rugs add a layer of comfort and warmth to a room. They can make a space feel more inviting and cozy, especially in areas with hard flooring surfaces like wood or tile. Walking on a soft, large rug can be more comfortable than walking on a cold floor.
  • Room Definition: Large rugs help define specific areas within a room. For example, in an open-concept living space, a big rug can delineate the living room area, creating a visual boundary and organizing the space.
  • Sound Absorption: Rugs can help absorb sound, reducing echoes and noise in a room. This is particularly beneficial in large, open spaces where sound can bounce off hard surfaces, leading to an echo effect.
  • Versatility: Big rugs come in various styles, patterns, and colors, making them versatile for different design preferences. Whether you prefer a traditional, contemporary, or eclectic look, you can find a large rug to complement your style.
  • Practicality: In high-traffic areas or places where spills are likely, a large rug can protect the underlying flooring and provide an easy-to-clean surface. This practical aspect adds to the appeal of large rugs, especially in busy households.
  • Cultural and Artistic Significance: In some cultures, rugs hold cultural or artistic significance. Handwoven rugs, for example, may showcase intricate patterns and craftsmanship that contribute to their special value.
  • Investment Piece: High-quality, large rugs can be considered investment pieces. They can last for many years if properly cared for and can even appreciate in value over time, making them a worthwhile addition to a home.

In summary, the specialness of big rugs lies in their ability to enhance the aesthetics of a space, provide comfort, define areas, offer practical benefits, and sometimes hold cultural or artistic significance.

What is a large size or big rug?

The term “large size” or “big rug” can be somewhat subjective and may vary depending on individual preferences and the size of the space in question. However, in general, a rug is often considered large if its dimensions are significantly larger than standard sizes.

Standard rug sizes can vary, but common dimensions include:

  • Small: 2’x3′, 3’x5′, 4’x6′
  • Medium: 5’x8′, 6’x9′
  • Room Size: 8’x10′, 9’x12′

A rug that exceeds these standard dimensions is typically considered large or big. Rugs with dimensions like 10’x14′, 12’x15′, or even larger are often categorized as large rugs. In open-concept living spaces or rooms with ample square footage, even larger rugs may be used to accommodate the scale of the room.

It’s essential to consider the size of the room and the furniture arrangement when determining what size rug is appropriate. A large rug should be proportionate to the space it’s in, providing coverage for the main seating or functional areas while allowing for a visually pleasing balance with the surrounding elements in the room.

Beautiful Antique Collection of Large Rugs and Big Area Carpets

Large rugs that fill an entire room are hot commodities. These highly desirable big rugs are coveted for their monumental proportions and high-impact designs. Grand spaces demand large size rugs that have an irresistible formality. Many of the finest large rugs were produced during the golden age of carpet weaving in the late 1800’s and early 1910’s. These heirloom pieces are true collector’s items that beg to be displayed and used.

Today, these large rugs already have the superb materials, colors, designs and craftsmanship that make them intrinsically valuable, but their potential is even more exciting. A large rug can easily last for decades, even with daily foot traffic; it can become even more beautiful and lustrous; and its value can increase substantially. Big carpets include most rugs that are longer than 10 feet on one side. Some Persian rugs measure 12 feet by 18 feet or larger.

The Nazmiyal Collection offers a comprehensive collection of large rugs from every major rug-producing country in the world. Our collection includes exceptional pieces from Persia, India, Turkey, China, and many other places, each of which boasts a distinct style. Just about every rug-making culture to have developed since the beginning of the craft has produced splendid examples of large rugs. Some of the finest examples include minimalist Scandinavian rugs from the mid-twentieth century, as well as traditionally composed Persian carpets from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Because of this enormous range in variety of the big rugs currently available on the market, you should be able of locate the perfect large size rug for your space.

Large area rugs are those carpets which measure between 15 feet and 20 feet in length, making them slightly larger on average that a typical room size, and, subsequently, the sort of antique rug ideally suited to more expansive, open spaces. A big rug has the uncanny ability to focus an entire room’s design and aesthetic tendencies, drawing in anyone present. These commanding and exciting works truly represent one of the best ways to enhance a room or a space.

Meanwhile, if you are interested in carpets that measure between 10 feet through 15 feet long, then you should view our room size rugs.

If you need a carpet that is even bigger then browse our collection of oversized rugs.

Fine antique rugs have the unique ability to transform an entire space, their impeccable design and craftsmanship immediately elevating and commenting on everything else around. This is especially true of large antique rugs, which generally boast exceptional craftsmanship and a keen attention to detail. Much in the same way that a visitor at a museum may feel drawn into an oversize painting, large antique rugs also demand attention, inviting observers to step up and take a closer look.

Antique large rugs are among our specialties here at the Nazmiyal Collection. From stately, room-size Oushak rugs from Turkey, to impressive palatial size rugs of Kerman or Tabriz origin, our large antique rugs are always of exceptional quality. Nazmiyal always offers fair prices on our entire inventory, and our large antique rugs are no exception. Whatever your needs, you will find the antique rug you are searching for at the Nazmiyal Collection.

Decorating With Big Rugs

Interior design with large size big area rugs – Ranging from Persian to Turkish, Indian and beyond, bigger size rugs are arguably the most trans-formative element in any given room. They are a sure way to add warmth and comfort to an interior, while reflecting one’s personal style. Big rugs are the perfect platform to incorporate a unique color, texture or pattern, capable of brightening up or cooling down a room instantly.

Large Rugs, Nazmiyal Collection

Large Rugs

Big rugs range in style from decadent florals to subtle shabby chic. What makes big rugs fitting for any interior design setting is their extraordinary diversity. One can go a geometric route, or choose an asian style.

Large Antique Rugs, Nazmiyal Collection

Interior With Large Antique Rugs

One person might be drawn to the simplicity of Moroccan rugs, while others may like the complexity of an Antique Persian rug. But no matter your style, big rugs are a sure way to make a statement and leave your interiors completely unforgettable.

How To Incorporate Large Rugs in Your Home’s Interior Design

For a long time, large rugs were something reserved for only the wealthiest members of royalty and the aristocracy. Today, big rugs are more democratized. Anyone can start using big rugs (think 15 feet or more) to change the dynamics of a room. However, decorating with large rugs can be more challenging to get right than smaller pieces. These are some tips on how to make the most of your large rugs.

1. Use the Dimensions of the Room

One of the simplest ways to decorate with a large rug is to turn it into a wall to wall carpet. Fill the entire floor space with the carpet to make the room feel cozy and more comfortable. This is conceptually simple enough. However, getting the right size can be a little more of a challenge.

If the room is rectangular, the solution is to use the dimensions of the room and subtract one to three feet. For a large room, plan to have a larger border around the outside of the room. A one-foot border around a room that is 20-feet or more along one side will look too small.

For rooms that aren’t rectangular, consider breaking them up into smaller areas. For example, if the room is a rectangle other than a bay window or nook, you can still apply the above strategy. The same applies if there is a hallway or entry area connecting the room.

Large Rug Room Dimensions Nazmiyal

Consider the size of your room when choosing a large rug.

2. Layer a Smaller Rug

Consider using multiple pieces together and layering rugs. This allows you to enjoy the benefit of a large rug while still having small, bold accents.

For example, if you are using a big, neutral-colored rug in your bedroom, place a bolder but smaller rug underneath the foot of the bed. This creates a pleasant focal point. However, you can still step right out of bed onto a soft, comfortable rug.

This can also be effective for subdividing a room into smaller sections. For example, if you have a large rug in your living room, you can layer an area rug to create a sitting space.

Large Rugs Layering Nazmiyal

Layering smaller rugs over a large rug can be a great look.

3. Make It a Centerpiece

Sometimes the best way to make any rug work is to go bold. Use the rug as a centerpiece for your room. This works best in a space that has a lot of open area around the furniture.

For example, if you have a relatively large bedroom, you can place the rug at the foot of the bed. This is similar to the design technique described above but using the big rug under the bed rather than a layered, smaller rug. Anchor the rest of the bedroom by having a significant amount of the rug visible. This works especially well if the rest of the floor contrasts the rug, helping to highlight it.

To make this idea work, try a bolder pattern or color palette. Antique rugs, especially Oriental rugs, can work excellently for this with their rich colors. Alternatively, try a simple but high-contrast, modern design.

Large Rug Centerpiece Nazmiyal

Make your large rug a centerpiece in your decor.

4. Contain the Area

Another way to use your large rug is to contain the entirety of an area. The conventional wisdom for placing a rug under a seating area is to have the front legs of your furniture on the rug and the back legs off of it.

However, you can break this rule and place your furniture entirely on the rug. This style is growing increasingly popular, especially in modern aesthetics such as industrial design.

This creates a more contained and cozy feeling while still allowing the room to be open. Typically, simpler rug designs work best for this technique.

Consider using this approach in your dining room or bedroom. Since both rooms often have large furniture, the containing rug can look especially attractive.

5. Accentuate Color

While sizing for a rug is important, you can break a lot of rules related to rug size and shape if you get the rug colors right. When the color and pattern of the rug match the room it is in, the rug will typically look good no matter what.

Try taking a subtle tone from your furniture artwork and accentuating it with the rug. For example, if your sheets are a more subtle color than your comforter or duvet, consider using an area rug that is similar to the sheets. Alternatively, try accentuating an accent pillow. This usually works best when the color you are highlighting is relatively muted.

Match Large Rugs to Colors Nazmiyal

Match your large rugs to another color in your design.

Find the Perfect Large Rug

At Nazmiyal, we have a broad selection of rugs of all sizes and styles. Our portfolio of antique, vintage and modern rugs includes many pieces that would work perfectly with the above tips.

If you are uncertain about which rug would best match your decor, try connecting with our experts. We are always happy to help you incorporate rugs into your interior design. Explore our vast collection today.

Here are some beautiful large rugs from the Nazmiyal Collection to decorate with:

Antique Oversized Arts and Crafts William Morris Rug Nazmiyal

Antique Oversized Arts and Crafts William Morris Rug

Vintage Oversize Scandinavian Brita Grahn Kilim Rug Nazmiyal

Vintage Oversize Scandinavian Brita Grahn Kilim Rug

Antique Irish Arts and Crafts Rug Nazmiyal

Antique Irish Arts and Crafts Rug

Vintage Spanish Alpujarra Rug Nazmiyal

Vintage Spanish Alpujarra Rug

Black and Red Antique Persian Ziegler Sultanabad Rug Namziyal

Black and Red Antique Persian Ziegler Sultanabad Rug

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