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Unlocking the Potential of Small Spaces: Choosing the Right Rug

The Power of Handmade Rugs in Transfiguring Your Room’s Space

Why are rugs so essential in home décor? Besides their obvious aesthetic appeal, rugs have the power to transform a room, imbuing it with a sense of completion and refinement. At Atelier Tapis Rouge, we recognize the importance of rugs in tying together a room’s design, while simultaneously creating a more expansive and welcoming space. The soft warmth they provide is irreplaceable, especially in a home with hardwood floors or in cozy living spaces frequently used for hosting.

Rugs also offer practical benefits. For instance, they help dampen noise, reducing the clatter and clamor of daily life. Additionally, those with allergies will appreciate that rugs capture airborne allergens, making for a more comfortable living environment with regular vacuuming. Now, let’s delve into how our carpets and rugs, especially from our diverse rugs catalog, can make a small room seem larger and more inviting.

The Art of Rug Selection: Size, Texture, and Color

1. Size Matters: The Magic of a Single Large Area Rug

The secret to utilizing rugs to create an illusion of a larger room lies mainly in the size. A well-chosen rug can make your room appear larger than it really is. Unfortunately, the mistake many people make is selecting a rug that’s too small, making the room seem fragmented and confined. Doubling down on this mistake, some even try to employ several small rugs to cover more space, which only further segments the room.

The solution is to opt for a large area rug that can consolidate the room into one unified area. An oversized rug is permissible, as long as it doesn’t cramp the room. Ensure there’s a 12-inch allowance from each surrounding wall. Your furniture layout can also influence the rug’s size, so it’s best to have an idea of your space and furniture placement before you explore our rug catalog.

2. Texture Tones: Less is More

In smaller spaces, less is indeed more. While it’s tempting to opt for richly textured decor to inject personality into your room, an excessively textured rug can make your space appear cluttered. Lighter rugs, especially those from our flair rug catalog, can lend softness and warmth without overshadowing the rest of the room. Moreover, these low- to mid-pile rugs are easier to clean, making them perfect for high-traffic areas.

3. The Color Palette: A Light Touch

What color rug should you opt for to make a room seem larger? While the handmade rugs online in our rug catalog pdf offer an array of colors, we recommend choosing lighter tones. Dark colors tend to absorb light, making spaces appear smaller, while lighter hues reflect light, imbuing the room with a sense of spaciousness. The ideal shades are natural neutrals, pale pastels, and off-whites, all of which you can find in our extensive carpet catalog.

Adding Pattern: The Do’s and Don’ts

While patterns can invigorate your room, not all patterns contribute to a sense of spaciousness. When incorporating patterns into your rug selection, ensure they’re proportionate to your room’s size. In smaller rooms, we suggest a larger, less intricate pattern. If your room is densely furnished, a smaller pattern can create a sense of balance. Thin stripes are a timeless option that won’t overpower your space.

To summarize, when browsing our carpet catalog for the ideal rug for a smaller room, remember:

  1. Choose a large area rug that accommodates your furniture or leaves a 8-12 inch border of free space.
  2. Opt for a rug with minimal texture.
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