Large Persian rugs look absolutely magnificent. With their skillfully handmade knots, beautiful color combinations and unique patterns and designs, each piece can rightfully be considered as a work of art. The only downside to large Persian rugs is that you need to be careful about where you place them. A large rug crammed in a space that’s too small can overpower the room and does nothing to enhance its look or ambiance.
When buying a large Persian rug, you must make sure that it blends well with the patterns and colors of your home and fits just right into the space. Here are a few factors you must keep in mind when buying a large rug and tips for choosing the right rug size.
The Right Size Of The Rug
The size of the rug will depend on these factors:
- The look you wish to achieve
- The dimensions of the room
- The style and purpose of space/room
- The furniture you will place in the room
For The Dining Room
For your dining room, you should choose a rug that is larger than the size of your dining table and with enough area to cover the distance when the dining chairs are pulled out. Ideally, you should add 36 inches to the length and width of the table. If the rug is too narrow, the chair legs will rub against the edge and damage it.
For The Living Area
In the living room, you will have to take care that the rug is placed in such a way that it can accommodate any furniture changes that you would like to make in the future. When in doubt always go for a larger rug size. This ensures that the floor coverage looks elegant and not messy.
For The Bedroom
When placing a large Persian rug in the bedroom, you should ideally choose a size that extends about 18 to 24 inches out on either side of the bed. If you have furniture at the foot of the bed, make sure that all four legs of the furniture fit completely on or off the rug.
Another thing to consider when buying a large Persian rug is the material that it is made of. If you are placing it in an area where there is a lot of foot traffic, it is advisable to choose one made of wool or cotton as these are more durable.
Silk is a more delicate fiber and rugs made of silk can get easily damaged. Choose a large silk rug only if you are planning on placing it in an area that does not get too much foot traffic.
Taking Care Of Your Large Persian Rug
Proper maintenance is crucial in order to extend the life of your large rug. Without regular cleaning and care, dirt and debris can build up and damage the fibers of the rug prematurely.
Some things you should do to care for your rug:
- Read the care instructions on the label carefully
- Vacuum it regularly so that you get rid of dirt and dust
- Rotate the rug 180 degrees at least once a year, especially if you have any furniture sitting on the rug
- Spot clean the rug immediately after any food or liquid spills
With proper care, a good, high quality Persian rug will last a long time and is sure to be the center of attraction anywhere you place it.