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Learn More About Square Rugs and Square Size Carpets
Our collection of antique square rugs has been carefully curated to include only the finest artistic masterpieces from around the world. With so many vibrant colors and interesting patterns, these square rugs are aesthetically pleasing and a delightful addition to any room. The artists‘ clever use of lines and textures breathes new life into these rugs and their countries of origin.
The beauty of lands like Spain, India, and Morocco will surround you as you admire these style carpets and allow you to bring a taste of these cultures into your home. The square rugs are perfect for collectors, designers, and anyone who is looking to enjoys the woven arts and simply needs that special and rare square proportion to fit their space.
Square rugs offer decorators a unique way to look at traditional angular designs. Though they are often used similarly to rectangular rugs when they cover a sufficient surface, they are unique in that their perfect symmetry allows them to be set in even more configurations. Depending on the existing furnishings, homeowners can apply the size of the rug as a way to unify different sections of the room.
The larger square rugs are particularly advantageous because they can be set in the room in the same defining manner as any rectangular rug. Furniture options should be set on top of square rugs with the feet set on the surface of the rug itself. If the texturing on the rug is relatively short, the feet will not take away from the rug’s imagery, and the symmetrical arrangement of the furniture will complement the unique designs rendered on the surface. Most square rugs are also versatile because they do not need to be arranged in a square formation.
If you have the space available in the room, it is recommended for you to try rotating the rug so that it appears as a diamond. In this arrangement, you can create a unique sense of symmetry in the room by assigning furniture to the edges of the diamond. This results in a kaleidoscopic effect that highlights the individual details on the rug while still showcasing the best of your furniture. In such a way, you can convey a sense of decorative creativity without having to adhere to any particular set of design rules.
One of the best ways to emphasize function over form in such a configuration is to play with the concept of symmetry in the arrangement of the furniture. Set irregularly sized furniture along the different sections of the square rug to lead the viewer’s eye along an uneven vista. The motion from one type of furniture to the next can result in a much more pleasing variation of style, especially if a single common theme is still applied to the décor as a whole.
How to Incorporate Square Rugs into Your Decor
Square rugs, in theory, sound like the perfect decorating piece. They are symmetrical and come in virtually any size you would need for your space. But what is the best way to use these pieces in your decor? Believe it or not, there are specific guidelines on how to incorporate them that can make your interior look so much better. Check out our best tips for using a square rug so you can create your own perfect space!
Square Rugs and Other Elements
The first and most basic tip is that square rugs are the perfect rug shape for a square room. This keeps things looking perfectly symmetrical and neat. Remember that whatever size rug you choose, if you choose a large rug, there should still be a little bit of space between the rug and the wall. Square rugs with a square room and square shapes creates a cohesive look. Just as a round rug looks great under a round table, a square rug looks great under a square table and paired with other square visuals in the room. For example, if you are using a square rug in the room, square shaped art on the walls or square throw pillows on the sofa or bed are a great choice.
Multiple Square Rugs
Another tip for using these rugs is to pair two or more of them together. Square rugs next to each other in a pair, or even four together in a larger square shape, create a beautiful symmetrical and curated look. If you don’t want to put the rugs next to each other, consider going a little less clean and more eclectic by layering your square rugs. Layer different square shapes together, or even layer your square pieces with rectangular pieces. You can choose how eclectic and maximalist this style gets. The more different textures, shapes, sizes, and colors you use for layering, the more artsy and out there this look will be. Conversely, if you choose to use only two or three rugs for layering and keep either the colors, textures, or sizes similar, the style will appear more minimalist.
Furniture Arrangements with Square Rugs
It is important to maintain the visual flow of your space whenever you are arranging furniture. When arranging furniture, especially living room furniture, create a square shape around your rug. To keep the room from looking too small and cramped, use a square rug large enough that the front legs of furniture like couches can rest on the rug. This keeps the space from looking too choppy or disorganized and allows the eye to flow from the furniture to the rug.
Square Rugs for the Dining Room
Depending on the shape of your dining room, a square rug can be the perfect addition. If the room itself is not too rectangular, consider putting a square rug directly underneath the dining table. If the dining table is square, this will achieve the symmetrical look discussed previously. If the dining table is round, center it over the square rug for a more playful, creative look. The only instance this isn’t recommended is if you have a rectangular dining table. Consider directly centering a chandelier or other hanging decorative piece directly over the center of the table as well, to create a visual line from the rug to the ceiling.
Rugs to Define Spaces
Next, consider that a rug is the perfect piece to help separate and define spaces in an open concept living plan. In a loft, studio apartment, or even just a large open space, use a rug to identify separate spaces. For example, use one rug under all of the living room furniture to visually separate that as its own living space, while using another large rug under all of the dining room furniture. Square rugs are perfect for this purpose to create a square space. The best thing about using rugs for this purpose is that you can choose any size of rug depending on what size you want the space to be.
Now that you know some of our best tips and tricks for making your space look awesome with square rugs, it’s time to get decorating. Gather some inspiration and let your imagination play! We’ve handpicked some of our favorite square rugs from the Nazmiyal Collection to inspire you and get you started.