Rugs Direct features plenty of designers and brands so that you can find a rug that perfectly fits into your personal style and budget. Each brand has their own history, story, and collections, so you can look at popular designers like GAN, Nanimarquina, Chilewich, and Moooi Carpets. Even within those brands, you have plenty of options with collections like Chilewich’s Woven Bamboo collection, GAN’s Canevas Geo collection, and many, many more.
Decorating With a Designer Rug
When you’re decorating with a designer rug, you may want to consider what collections and designers have been popularized in different areas of the home. For example, Moooi Carpets is a hallmark of living room designs while Moooi Carpets is right at home in the sanctuary of the bedroom. There are plenty of other options out there too, like Gan rugs fitting in well with stunning entryways, Chilewich being perfect for the kitchen, and so on. Each brand has its own set of perks that make it ideal for certain rooms or functions in your home, so rest assured, you can find a designer rug that’s just right for your style and purposes.
Choosing Which Designer Rug is Right for You
Since there are so many options and possibilities out there for designer area rugs, you may want to start your search by considering some key topics.
Position: Early on, you should determine your room’s layout and how the rug fits into it. These general ideas will guide you in the right direction.
Living Room: Oftentimes, designer living room rugs are used to establish your main seating area or accent a smaller corner reserved for more intimate conversation. When it comes to the main seating area, you can use a designer rug in front of the seats, under their front legs, or further beneath the chairs. For those smaller areas, be sure the rug layers with the furniture at least a little so that the space is tied together.
Dining Room: When you’re measuring for a dining room rug, choose a shape that mirrors your table and keep an extra two feet of rug on each side/end of the table so the chairs can comfortably move around on the rug.
Bedroom: If your bed is the central focal point of your bedroom, then layering a designer brand rug beneath your bed can really establish it as something luxurious. When you do that, you can lay the rug all the way under the bed, under the bottom two-thirds of it, or closer to the foot of the bed. Another idea is to push your bed closer to one side of the room and center a rug in the middle of the room itself.
Kitchen: You can add style and comfort to your kitchen by using 2x3/3x5 rugs in front of a sink or stove. Alternatively, check out designer runner rugs to establish a path and add your style to those same spaces.
Bathroom: Like the kitchen, you’ll likely be using smaller rugs to establish areas like your sink, tub, or shower. However, you can also use designer runner rugs in this room by a double vanity or in another narrow path.
Outdoors: Who says you can’t add style to your outdoor spaces? Designer area rugs can come as outdoor rugs as well, so you can add one to your deck, patio, or porch.
Size/Shape: Now that you’ve decided on layout, you can finalize the size and shape of your rug. Both of these aspects work hand-in-hand, so you should consider them together and how they impact the tone of the room and how the furniture overlaps with the rug. Both size and shape are key in making the room feel visually balanced, so consider options like round, rectangular, runner, and others and then look at your existing furniture/room size to determine the size of the rug.
Pattern: One of the perks of designer rugs is that they come in so many different designs and patterns. From the minimal designs of Scandinavian area rugs to oriental prints and southwestern designs, you have your pick in terms of patterns and prints. Ultimately, your rug’s design should have similar elements or shapes to the rest of the decor so the room feels cohesive in theme and tone.
Color: Color is another area that’s key in tying your room together. Even neutral tones like grey, beige, black, and white come in a variety of tones and combinations, so when you expand your color palette, you have even more options. Just remember, your rug’s color palette should reinforce the rest of the room’s scheme and carry the same tone.
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