The shape of an area rug can have a huge impact on any interior space. It’s an important design aspect that can bring balance and harmony to the room’s overall design. As such, choosing the wrong shape for your space can add tension and imbalance to the established room aesthetic. Whether you’re thinking of adorning your rooms with oval, round, rectangular, or irregularly shaped rugs, follow basic interior design principles or consult an interior designer to identify the best rug shapes for your living space.
Choosing the Right Rug Shape for Your Space
The right rug shape can enhance the room’s overall design. It should work with the room’s furnishings, decor, and dimensions, rather than against them. Round or oval shaped rugs are ideal for smaller rooms or spaces that require cozy accents, such as breakfast nooks with bay windows. To reinforce a harmonious look throughout, round or oval shaped rugs should be paired with round tables and light fixtures.
Similarly, square area rugs work best with square rooms (including small foyers) while rectangular rugs are more suited for rooms with expansive floor plans, such as living rooms or dining rooms. A good rule of thumb would be to ensure that a rectangular rug is large enough to accommodate all the front legs of every piece of furniture in the room, as this ensures a sense of balance. Runner rugs, meanwhile, are best for narrow areas such as the hallway or at the foot of the bed.
Complement Your Interiors with Various Rug Shapes
Searching for the best area rugs to complement your interiors? Cyrus Artisan Rugs maintains a carefully curated selection of rectangular, square, and runner rugs and carpets. Available in a variety of materials, including silk, linen, and premium wool, and boasting a panoply of motifs, color palettes, and textures, you’re sure to find the rug that meets your specifications and price point. Available in traditional, contemporary, transitional, and tribal styles, these handcrafted statement pieces can breathe life into your living spaces, as well as showcase your good taste.
If you’re interested in a more irregularly shaped rug, check out our Custom Rug Program to create your dream piece in the exact design, color, shape, and size you desire!