Decorating the Home with Beautiful Gallery Rugs
Gallery rugs are some of the largest rugs you can find in the world of carpets. If you have a space that is the right size to fit a gallery rug, you might be wondering how to decorate with it. They are special, rare pieces that aren’t found often because of their massive size. Here we explore some of our best tips and tricks for incorporating a stunning gallery rug into your space.
Large Size Gallery Rugs
Gallery rugs are similar to runner rugs in that they are longer than they are wide. However, gallery rugs are much larger than the typical runner rug. Generally, they run 5 to 7 feet wide and at least 14 feet long. These rugs can be any ratio and are still technically gallery rugs if they are this large size while still longer than wide. For example, some gallery rugs will be long and narrow, while some will be rectangular like a typical room sized rug. Gallery rugs are well suited for spaces like large hallways and foyers due to their size and shape.
Decorating with Gallery Rugs
If you are lucky enough to get your hands on one of these rare rugs, there are a few tips you should keep in mind when decorating. First consider the size of the rug relative to the size of the space you’re decorating. To avoid making the space look too small, the rug shouldn’t touch the wall on any side. The general rule of thumb is to keep at least eighteen inches between the edge of your carpet and the wall. At the same time, make sure there isn’t too much space between your carpet and the wall, or the rug will end up looking too small for the space and out of place .
Since gallery rugs are so large, consider the pattern when you’re choosing your carpet. You do not want to overpower your space or take away from any other decor by choosing a bold, intense pattern if it clashes with the other elements in the room. Choose to highlight the detail in these magnificently beautiful rugs by going minimal with the rest of your decor. Don’t add too much furniture, and pick neutral colors for walls, floors, or decorative elements. On the other hand, you can choose to blend your rug with your decor. Instead of highlighting the rug by surrounding it with neutrals, select complementary pieces in your design.
Stunning gallery rugs are magnificent in person, and the size allows you to truly appreciate every single detail. If you need some help decorating with one of these rare pieces, our carpet experts are available to give you all the advice you may need.