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.
Gorgeous Square Rugs from the Nazmiyal Collection
Published at Fri, 24 Apr 2020 16:28:19 +0000