A work-from-home space is a unique space that is part home part office, and that’s how you want it to look. You don’t want it to look completely professional and impersonal. At the same time, you don’t want it to look overly homely and comfortable either.
A home space should be a mix of both – professional-looking yet comfortable. One way to achieve this look is by using Persian rugs. The key is to choose the right rug for your office space.
Best Rug For Office Spaces
Although there are no hard and fast rules regarding using rugs in the office space, it does help to follow a few guidelines.
Start by thinking about how you will be using the space and the type of furniture you will be placing in the room. Remember the type of furniture that goes into an office space is different from the type of furniture that you use at home. In your office space, every time you get down to work or get off work you will be rolling your office chair backwards and forwards. This back and forth movement can cause deep grooves on the rug’s surface, which is especially noticeable with deep-piled rugs. With that in mind, low-piled Persian rugs are always the better option.
It is also best to avoid placing a Persian rug with a fringe in your office. This is because the fringes can get caught in the rollers every time you roll your chair back and forward. Frayed fringes can damage the look of the complete rug and cause it to look shabby and damaged even if it isn’t.
Here are a few other things to think about when buying a rug for your home office.
Rug Size, Pattern And Placement For Your Home Office
Size is one of the most important things to take into consideration when looking for a rug for your home office. Home offices tend to be smaller in size as compared to the living room or bedroom. Place a large rug in this small space can result in the room looking cluttered and messy. However placing a small rug will also detract from the overall look. The key is to find the right size – one that is neither too small nor too big.
Regarding shapes, rectangular and square rugs are best for a home office. The sides of the rug align well with the lines of the room, giving the whole space a clean, cohesive look.
When it comes to choosing patterns and colors, lighter color rugs with geometric patterns look more professional and go best in a home office. Although floral rugs look gorgeous, they can make the room look more homely and comfortable. They may be well suited for use in a living room or bedroom but are not really appropriate in a home study.
The placement of the rug will depend a lot on the size of your home study and the size of the furniture you have in the room. The main thing to be careful about is too make sure that the front of your chair will not scrape against the carpet edge or this will damage the rug prematurely. Another thing to keep in mind is to leave some space between the wall and the rug. This gives the illusion that the space is much bigger, clearer and less cluttered.