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Beautify Your Homes with Oversized Rugs

Large homes can be as challenging to decorate as tiny ones. They run the risk of appearing either too bare or too crowded. Oversized rugs can fill empty spaces and help separate areas without disrupting the flow of a room.

Oversized area rugs, such as 12x18 rugs, are spacious enough to cover large areas like living rooms or bedrooms but are not as extensive as carpets. These rugs can have a transformative effect on your home.

They create balance, add warmth, and give you more space to comfortably walk around barefoot, especially during cold winter

Unlike carpets, oversized rugs are more convenient to decorate with. They don’t cover your floor entirely, so you can use them to create sections in a wide space. The flooring peeking out will serve as a border around your rug, making it an instant focal point. These rugs don’t need to be professionally installed as well, making them a more cost-saving option than carpets.

Rugs can anchor all the furniture and decorative elements in a specific area, making the space look cohesive and collected. Achieve a grand but inviting interior with rugs from Cyrus Artisan Rugs.

Materials and Weaving Techniques

It is the details that make a handcrafted rug exquisite. From their material and texture to their colors and patterns, rugs are true works of art. Oversize a rug, and you have functional art on your floor. The material used for rugs can range from synthetic fibers to natural textiles such as wool, silk, viscose, and jute.

Rugs made from natural fibers tend to be more comfortable and durable. With any large decorative element, flaws tend to be more noticeable, so it’s best to choose the finest fabrics for your large rug.

As for weaving methods, hand-knotting and hand-weaving are the best techniques as they rely on skill instead of a machine. They are the most labor-intensive techniques, but they always result in stunning rugs that can last for generations. Some heirloom rugs are made with the help of tools such as tufting guns and hand tools to speed up the process, producing rugs that can be just as beautiful and durable with proper care.

Colors and Patterns

Rug-making companies create their signature designs and reproduce them in various sizes. The patterns on a 6x9 rug can also be seen in an oversized area rug. Choosing the right rug depends on your preferences and theme.

You can go for a rug with a traditional, contemporary, transitional, or tribal style. Each style has its distinct patterns and color schemes. Traditional ones, for instance, tend to feature ornate patterns such as flowers, symbols, religious imagery, and scenes from daily life against a vibrant-colored backdrop.

A tribal rug would tell a unique story about where it was made. In contrast, contemporary rugs usually feature geometric patterns such as grids, lines, variegated zigzags, or abstract splashes of color. A transitional rug would blend traditional and modern patterns to create a timeless design that fits any interior.

Caring for and Cleaning Oversized Rug

Enjoy your rug for decades with these simple care and cleaning tips:

  • Refrain from folding your rug, as this creates creases and permanent damage. Instead, roll it in the direction of its vertical fibers to retain its quality.
  • Vacuum your rug regularly to prevent dirt and grime from building up. Avoid using strong, off-the-shelf cleaners for rugs made with natural materials and dyes to prevent damage.
  • Place your rug on flat, smooth surfaces to avoid bents and bumps.

Decorating with Oversized Rug

Maximize the full potential of your oversized rug with these decorating tips:

  • Position your rug so that it mirrors your room. Have the longest side of your rug parallel to the longest wall, providing a sense of order and a seamless flow in your interior.
  • Before purchasing a rug, you can use tape on your floor to help visualize its dimensions. Get a clear picture of how your room will look and whether or not the rug will fit in.
  • Provide at least an 18-inch gap between the edge of your rug and the walls. Doing so will create a border for your rug and create subtle visual contrast. If 18 inches is too big, you may opt for a more appropriate size of around 8-10 inches.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I place a rug pad underneath my oversized rug?

The simple answer is yes. Many benefits come with purchasing a rug pad. It reduces the risk of slipping, especially in high-traffic areas. It traps dirt particles making cleaning an easier task. It also increases the lifespan of your rug by adding a cushion between its backside and the floor.

Why should I choose an oversized rug?

It complements and brings together the various furnishings and accessories in a room. Oversized area rugs may cost more than regular-sized rugs, but you will see your money’s worth, especially if you have large spaces you need to fill. A rug of this size can also help you save on heating costs as it can warm a room faster.

How do I store my oversized rug?

When storing your oversized area rugs, there are measures you should take to preserve their quality. The most important thing is to keep them away from direct sunlight to prevent discoloration and fading. You may also roll them and wrap them in a protective fabric or brown craft paper for further protection. Moreover, refrain from putting anything on top of your rugs to retain their shape.

Which rug covers the most square feet?

Larger rugs are ideal for big rooms. Picture a carpet measuring 12x16 feet, the most popular and easily found option. It would be about the size of a basketball court, giving you plenty of space to showcase your style and create an amazing atmosphere.

Find Oversized Rugs at Cyrus Artisan Rugs

Are you looking for rugs near you? Cyrus Artisan Rugs offers a wide array of rugs of various sizes, colors, and styles. We also have different collections from renowned brands and designers. Our pieces are crafted by skilled artisans from Afghanistan, India, Turkey, and other rug-weaving destinations.

Browse our collections online or visit our showroom to see these woven masterpieces up close.

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