July
2
2014
By
of Valet.
A Man's Home

Ikea, $199

Get Floored

It's probably one of the last pieces you think about when outfitting the rooms in your home, but an area rug not only adds color and pattern to a space, but the extra layer of texture also provides some comfort too. Not to mention it's an ideal way to anchor an area, create a focal point in a room or change the look of a rental without getting yourself in trouble with the landlord. The type of rug you choose depends on your personal style and should complement, but not match, the other pieces in the room. You could go with a more neutral shade with a lot of texture or opt for something a bit bolder with a graphic print to make a statement.

 

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The Layout

 
Classic

If your sofa and chairs are up against the wall, your rug should be large enough to fit under the front legs of all pieces.

 
Floating

If your furniture "floats" in the middle of the room, your rug should be large enough to fit under all four legs of each piece.

 
Bedroom

Extend the rug from the bottom 2/3 of the bed. Alternatively, you could also place two runners on each side of the bed.

 

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