There are several things that we have to think carefully in placing the living room rug like the walls, the floor, windows, draperies and, last but not least, the furniture in the living room itself. You can look for a rug that leaves eight inches (twenty centimeters) of wood around its boundaries if you wish to cover the living room hardwood floor entirely.
Some other way to use the rug in a large room is by seeing how many seating arrangements available. You may use a single rug for each seating arrangement though you already have wall-to-wall carpet in the room. Use a different rug for an area with a different function. Rugs with matching color and pattern are useful in providing continuity and a unified look. The main rug, which is the largest one, looks very dominant in the room, and the rest of the rug follow the main theme. Rugs are also available in one set. They have the same color and pattern in on set despite the different sizes.
Below, we give you family or living room ideas for placing the smaller area rugs:
- Under the coffee table and facing the sofa; put the rug on the right position so that if we seat on the sofa we can easily rest our feet on the rug.
- Facing the fire place
- For a special area accent like the area in the living room supposed for children to play around (see our area rugs page for kids room)
Choosing Material for Family Room Area Rugs
Family rooms are the place for many activities. There are two suitable rugs for this room; synthetic (olefin or polypropylene) fiber area rugs made by machine or the most durable area rug from wool. Take a good care of the wool area rug to have it long life. While the other area rugs are available in many variants and also have a life cycle cost that is better than the rest.
Living Rooms Area Rugs with Styles and Colors
A mid-range pattern or darker tone rug is useful in creating the less visible traffic patterns. You can take the colors of the wall and furniture as the rugs color reference. You can either match or be in contrast to the already existing colors. Be careful when you shop on line; they might provide different colors and patterns from the ones you see on the monitor. Real world shopping is still worth trying. Masada Rugs in the Simi Valley Town Center Mall is our real-world store that you can visit in LA. There, you can find both Ventura countries and LA such as: Simi valley, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, San Fernando Valley and many others.
You can find the suitable area rug style for your living room. There are many styles that are available for you; from modern to contemporary style, classic to modern ones, western style and many others. For any living room, the traditional style, the one made by machine or by hand could be suitable.