Stylize your Home with a Square Area Rug
Area rugs can brighten up a room and give off warmth and comfort for you and your guests. A room without a rug feels bland and empty. Using area rugs to enliven a space, making it the focal point of a room, can drastically change a room’s overall ambiance.
One of the best rugs you can use to decorate your home is a square area rug. While most rugs are rectangular, square rugs are unique and are perfectly suitable in square rooms, and can emphasize a particular area in a given space. These rugs can help you achieve a specific styling in a room by being able to frame and organize a group of sofas and other pieces of furniture. Integrating a square rug in a living room or dining room is a big boon for anyone looking to give their space a unique look.
Materials and Weaving Methods
Our square area rugs are constructed by hand-knotting, loom weaving, and hand-tufting. Each of these methods translate to different piles and finishes. A hand-knotted rug, for example, requires meticulous attention to detail. A single piece can take up to a year to finish, but it can last for several years.
Weavers may also use tools when crafting rugs. Loom weaving involves using a device to hold the horizontal fibers (warp) of the rug as vertical fibers (weft) pass through them. The weft goes over and under the warp threads to create the woven fabric.
On the other hand, hand-tufting uses a “tufting gun” to punch the fibers through a fabric sheet. Afterward, a backing is applied to the rug to hold the fibers into place. Regardless of the technique used, however, these are all high-quality rugs that use the same materials, such as wool and silk.
Colors and Patterns of Square Rugs
Square rugs are beautiful works of art that come in various styles and colors. Every style has distinct design patterns and elements that can help you differentiate them from one another. For instance, tribal rugs use vivid colors and motifs like crosses and animals, while traditional rugs have floral designs emphasized by rug borders.
If you’re into a more free-form rug style, the bold tone and sharp contrasts of a contemporary rug are perfect for you. You may also choose a transitional rug for an artful blend of traditional and contemporary elements. See how their designs modify the classic appeal of a traditional rug to fit a modern home.
Caring for and Cleaning Square Rugs
Keep your square area rugs in top condition with these caring and cleaning tips:
- When storing your rugs, remember to “roll them, not fold them” to maintain their shape and prevent creases. You can also add an extra layer of protection by wrapping them in a fabric cloth, covering the rug from top to bottom.
- You should periodically clean rugs placed in hard-to-clean spots such as along baseboards and under heavy furniture.
- Refrain from rubbing spills because the stain could seep deeper into the rug’s fibers. Instead, blot the area with a paper towel or sponge with a cleaning solution.
Decorating with Square Rugs
A square rug is just as good as a rectangular rug when it comes to beautifying your space. Here are some decorating tips you can do:
- Square rugs can help define your space. For example, they can designate a portion in a living room as a conversation area.
- You can use multiple square rugs to complement one another. The similarities in their shape can give your room an added visual appeal.
- Placing a square area rug in a square room can highlight your furniture and ornaments. They are a better choice than a rectangular rug as the latter may look out of place and make your space appear unbalanced.
Frequently Asked Questions about Square Rugs
Can I put a square rug under a round table?
Pairing a round table with a round rug creates a sense of symmetry. The same rule applies when using a square area rug for a round table: the different shapes add a visual contrast. In fact, using them together adds a playful feel and calls greater attention to your table. Just make sure that your square rug is big enough to be noticed even if you place chairs on top.
Why should I choose a square rug over a rectangular rug?
The standard-sized rug may seem overused so you may want to try something new. Square rugs are an alternative that brings the same effect to a room — maybe even more. The even dimension of a square rug also complements square and round tables and seamlessly brings the room together.
Where can I place my square outdoor rug?
There are various rooms in your home that can benefit from a square outdoor rug. For example, placing one before your main door can make your home more welcoming. Just make sure that your outdoor rug doesn’t end up too big.
Purchase a Square Rug from Cyrus Artisan Rugs
Cyrus Artisan Rugs offers a wide selection of hand-knotted, hand-tufted, loom-woven, Soumak woven, and flat-woven square rugs. These unique rugs are made by notable brands like Nourison and Tufenkian and originate from countries like Nepal, India, Pakistan, China, and Iran. Our rugs also come in various colors, patterns, and styles, so you are guaranteed to find a rug that best fits your home.
Our reliable customer service can assist you in finding the rug you are looking for. You may either browse our online store to get a preview of all the items we offer or visit our showroom to see them in person. Let Cyrus Artisan Rugs be part of your rug buying journey.
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