As an important design aesthetic, Accent Rugs are woven art used to enhance whatever type of floor finishes you have and bring together disparate elements in a room. They also provide the comfort and warmth as we head into our Canadian winter.
KENDALL & Co Creative Director, Kendall Williams, answers Home Designs FAQ about Area Rugs.
Where to arrange rugs with furniture?
For Dining Rooms, your accent rug should be 1ft 6inches longer and wider than your dining table on all sides.
For Living Rooms, there are 3 school of thoughts for sitting rooms:
- A small area rug that does not touch any furniture. This is the least preferred.
- A rug where just the front legs of the soft upholstered seating sit on top of the rug.
- A rug where the soft upholstered seating sits fully on the rug.
I have also used a large custom size rug to encompass both the living room and the dining room in an open plan space. I have also scattered various sizes of rugs in a seemingly random fashion with overlaps and angles, like falling leaves, to enhance visual impact.
What is the right runner size?
It is standard practice to allow 4 to 6 inches on either side of the runner throughout the length of the staircase. 6 inches would be the maximum for wide stairs. Go with a 2-inch space on either side or leave no space at all with narrower stairs that has a width of 28″.
How to choose bedroom rugs?
There are numerous approaches for a bedroom rug. Some customers elect to have one runner on either side of the bed and some have a third at the foot of the bed. When you have one main body of rug under the bed, the rug should be 3 feet wider than each side of the bed and create a carpeted surface at the foot of the bed.
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