Adding a round rug to a room can soften hard lines and create a sense of flow. If positioned and styled right, it can make the room feel natural, uplifting and harmonious.
Here are our top 5 tips for getting the balance right when placing and styling a round rug.
Mimic Existing Round Features.
Round rugs work well in spaces where there is already a pronounced round feature such as an archway, wall or mirror. Adding the rug adjacent to the feature can enhance both the rug and the round feature. Round coffee and dining room tables also work well on top of a round rug.
Use The Corner Of A Room.
Corners are often overlooked as unusable space, but by adding a round rug, a forgotten corner can become a cosy reading nook, kids pay area or break-away space.
The key is to arrange the furniture around the rug to create a sense of intimacy. You don't need to go over board with furniture - the rug works to define the space with out adding too much.
Soften Hard Lines.
A round rug can make the sharp corners and hard lines of a room feel softer. This is because Chi flows in a circular motion, in other words, chi loves a curve. Adding a round rug can help the flow of chi especially in corners where chi often stagnates, this softens the feel of the space and creates "good Feng Shui".
Mixing Round Rugs with Square Furniture.
Mixing a round rug with square furniture can make the space feel awkward, but make some simple adjustments to the positioning of the rug and the room will open right up.
Each room will require its own adjustments, here are some ideas to keep your home feeling open and spacious.
Creating A Welcoming Entryway.
A small round rug is perfect for creating a vignette in a hallway or entryway. It's particularly good for staging a space for sale as it gives it an instant uplifting feeling as soon as you enter the home.
Arrange the rug with a small functional piece of furniture such as a bench seat, chair, umbrella stand or console, then pull colours from the rug to match with cushions, artwork and potted plants.