How to Pick Your Family Room Rugs
The family room is an important room of the home where families come together and socialize and relax. Perhaps the most important element to take into consideration when decorating is the family room rugs. Depending on your design preferences, the size of the room, and many other considerations, there are plenty of elements that go into choosing the right one. Let’s explore the best ways to find the best rugs for you and your family.
Design Considerations for Family Room Rugs
Naturally, not every rug will mesh perfectly in every room. Your rug choice should be in line with the decor and design of the rest of the room. A rug is a piece of art and shouldn’t clash with the design (unless, of course, you are creating an eclectic, maximalist decor that is designed to contrast). Luckily, there are so many beautiful designs, colors, and styles of rugs on the market that you won’t have a problem finding just the right one for you.
Family room rugs, no matter the interior design style, are typically homey, warm, and inviting. In the room dedicated for the family to spend time together, the rug should be welcoming and comfortable rather than cold and impersonal. Antique rugs are perfect for this purpose because they have so much life and each hand woven piece tells a story. Beyond that, their age typically means they’ve been worn, broken in, and softened up, creating the ultimate comfort piece. Shabby chic rugs or soft, long-piled shag rugs are perfect to create the comfortable, warm look.
Whatever your interior design style preferences, from farmhouse to industrial, search for a rug the same way you’d search for any other piece of art. Consider the colors and patterns to find the perfect piece to fit in your space.
Size Considerations for Family Room Rugs
When you are choosing your family room rugs, you’ll have to decide which size will work best for your space. Perhaps you will want one large carpet to nearly cover the whole room, or maybe you’ll want one or two smaller rugs. If you’re set on covering the whole room with one rug, make sure that it’s not so big that it touches the walls on any side. As a rule of thumb, you should leave about 18 inches between each edge of the rug and the wall. This keeps the room from looking too shrunken or cluttered.
If you’d rather have a smaller rug than a carpet that covers the entire room, there are size considerations for these as well. A popular placement for a family room rug is in the middle of the room surrounded by furniture. If you’re choosing to go this route, make sure your rug is not too small. A small rug floating in the center of large furniture will look out of place. Make sure that your small rug is big enough relative to the size of the furniture, and use care when placing the furniture as well. For example, consider placing the front legs of the furniture on the rug.
The shape of the rug is also an important consideration. Depending on the size and layout of the room, as well as the arrangement of the furniture, you may want to choose a different rug shape. For example, if you have a long room with spread out furniture, a rectangular rug is probably the right choice. In a smaller room, a square rug looks great amongst the seating furniture. If you have a round coffee table or other piece of furniture, a round rug looks great underneath.
If you need more help finding the perfect family room rugs for you and your family, our rug experts are ready to help you find your dream rug. We work with you and your budget, color preferences, design preferences, size restrictions, and any other measures to find you the perfect piece.
Here are some beautiful family room rugs from the Nazmiyal Collection:
This interior design blog was published by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs.