How To Decorate Small Spaces With Oriental Rugs
Large Oriental rugs look absolutely stunning when placed in a large, spacious room but their beauty would be lost in a smaller space. Fortunately, you can find smaller Oriental rugs that look just as fantastic and are perfect for rooms that are not as spacious.
Whether you are looking for a rug to place in an apartment or to place in the smaller rooms in your home, here are a few tips that will help you make a more informed buying decision.
Measure The Available Space
Measuring the space is the first step when buying a rug for any room, but even more so if the room has limited floor space. A rug that’s too large will end up getting bunched up along the walls, ruining the look of the rug and the room. Moreover, a large rug can take over the space and overshadow all of your other décor elements.
When deciding on a rug size for your space, consider the furniture that will go into the room and also what the room is being used for. In the living room, an Oriental placed only under the coffee table will add color and flair to the space without feeling overwhelming. Smaller sized Oriental rugs placed at the sides of the bed offer cozy comfort when you step out of bed without occupying every inch of available space.
Choose Your Colors Carefully
Oriental rugs in lighter colors are best for smaller spaces. They trick the eye into making a room appear more spacious than it actually is, and can breathe new life into an otherwise dark or gloomy space. The lighter the colors, the brighter and more expansive the room will look. It is also helpful to keep in mind that the simple geometric patterns of some Oriental rugs may help draw the eye further up and out of a space, thus making the room “feel” larger than it is.
This does not mean you should rule out bright or dark colored rugs completely. There are no hard and fast rules when decorating any space. However, do consider the other elements in the room first so that the colors of the rug do not clash with existing colors of the room. This can be particularly noticeable in a small space.
Use Oriental Rugs As Wall Décor
Smaller Oriental rugs make beautiful, colorful wall-hangings. Ask the seller if they could install a wood dowel through one end of the rug or take the DIY approach and do it yourself with a dowel, a strong ribbon, and a nail or two.
One of the great things about using smaller Oriental rugs as wall hangings is that they are light enough to hang on their own and don’t need special framing.
The shape, size and style of rug you choose for your wall hanging will depend on the available wall space. What’s more, you don’t have to limit your choices to light colors. Instead, focus on buying an Oriental rug with an eye-catching design that will make for a great conversation piece. Installing a soft spot light above the rug will add heightened interest to the space.
Don’t let your small space stop you from owning a beautiful Oriental rug. No matter what style you choose, there’s a small Oriental rug that’s just perfect for your space.