You know you need a 5 or 6 ft round rug, but don't know where to start. Don't panic! Yes, there are tons of round rugs to choose from, but we've got some tips and tricks to help you narrow your search so you can find the one for you.
Sizing And Placement
The general rule for rectangular area rugs is to keep eighteen inches of bare floor around the rug and to make sure all major furniture pieces have at least one leg on the rug.
But in a world of rectangular rooms, round rugs are already rebels. This makes them both more fun and a bit more challenging to style. But don't be discouraged"?the lack of guidelines gives you freedom. The truth is, there are tons of ways to work a 5 or 6 foot round rug. You just have to think outside the box.
Five or six foot round rugs are the perfect size for most rooms. They're grand enough to make a statement, but small enough to easily work in most spaces without taking over.
Emphasize a statement piece, like a vintage desk or wingback armchair with an end table, by using your 6 foot round rug as a visual pedestal. Your round rug will create a beautiful spotlight effect.
Find your center by using a round rug to create a point of symmetry. A round rug centered in a living room beneath a round ottoman will have a gravitational effect, pulling guests into orbit.
Create a vignette by using a 5 ft round rug to distinguish a conversational area. Divide an open space into cozier components by placing a round rug beneath two sitting chairs.
More Style Tips: Complement vs. Contrast
Harmonize your round rug with furniture that echoes its curves. Round rugs are beautiful under round tables, plush round ottomans, or anything with curvy lines. Or, simply find a circular statement piece"?framed mirrors or clocks are always a great way to go.
Embrace Opposites: round rugs are perfect for softening modern looks that are heavy on straight lines and right angles.
Our Favorite Round Looks
Braided: Braided round rugs are a gorgeous way to add a colorful splash of texture to a room without disrupting existing design schemes.
Shag: Round shag rugs have a retro flare that's fun for bedrooms and living rooms.
Oriental: Oriental round rugs are stylistically versatile, but especially work for boho looks where paisley may already be played out.
Jute: Round jute rugs are casual yet pulled together. They make a sunny statement in entryways and add a touch of posh to patios.
Farmhouse: Farmhouse rugs are popular for their stylish versatility. A round farmhouse rug is a unique way to get this classic look.
Kids: There are so many fun, kid-friendly round rug designs out there! From dreamy sea turtles to rocket ships blasting off, you're sure to find one to inspire your little one.
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