When you plan to place a Persian or Oriental rug in your living room, the first thing you need to do is decide on the layout. Don’t rush into making this decision.
Try and visualize different arrangements to see which would look best. A lot will depend on the size of your living room and way it is furnished. Consider whether a small rug that goes under the center table will look better or a larger rug that accommodates the main living room furniture is a better option.
If you have an extra-large living room, maybe you could place more than one rug in different areas.
First, Measure Your Room’s Width And Length
Once you’ve decided on the placement, the next thing to do is to measure the dimensions of the space where your rug will go. This is very important.
Estimating the size is a mistake. A few inches too small can leave the rug looking out of place and insignificant, while a few inches too big can result in your living room looking cluttered and crowded.
Choose The Best Persian Rug For Your Living Room
In addition to choosing the right size of rug, you also want to make sure that the patterns and colors of the rug complement your existing décor.
If the furnishing, wallpaper or drapes are already heavily patterned, it’s best to look for a rug with a more subdued palette and patterns. However if the furnishing and accessories in your living room are already subdued and monochromatic, a busily patterned rug in bold vivid colors can transform the look of the entire room.
If you are planning on placing your furniture over the rug, make sure you look for a rug that’s durable enough to withstand the weight.