With area rugs, there's no need to limit yourself to the rectangle. Rugs come in many sizes and shapes. Rectangular rugs can completely transform a space, but so can square rugs, round rugs, oval rugs, octagon rugs and rugs of other shapes. Finding the right shape for your space and your personality means taking measurements of your room and measurements of your furniture, evaluating the shape of your room and the dimensions of each furniture piece, and considering what kind of impact you want your rug to have.
In a dining room or under a kitchen table, a round rug would reinforce the lines of a round or oval table. On the other hand, a square or rectangular rug would offer contrast and ground the table, like an oval picture within a square frame. For a square or rectangular table, an octagon rug would add intriguing angles. No matter the shape, the rug should extend at least 24 inches beyond the table so that chairs remain on the rug when your family and guests push their seats back to get up.
In the hallway, runner rugs serve the purpose of adding color, texture and comfort to a well-traveled path. Have you ever considered putting one in your kitchen? Like a kitchen mat, they're perfect between the sink and the island, and they create a cushion for those long hours of cooking, cleaning and entertaining. They also can work nicely in front of a dining room buffet or in an entryway.
In the bedroom, round rugs do a nice job of pulling the room together, creating a cozy, welcoming environment. Half-round rugs work well in front of large pieces of furniture, such as a bed or an armoire. Similarly, they can look beautiful in front of a sofa or cabinet in the living room.
Home Decorators Collection offers rugs in all shapes and sizes to fit every imaginable space. Find one that suits the shape of your rooms.