Family Room Carpets
How to choose your family room carpets
The family room is an important room in the house, where families come together and socialize and relax. Perhaps the most important element to consider when decorating is the carpets in the family room. Depending on your design preferences, the size of the room and many other considerations, there are many elements that play a role in choosing the right element. Let us explore the best ways to find the best carpets for you and your family.
Design considerations for carpets for family rooms
Of course not every carpet fits perfectly into every room. Your choice of carpet should match the decor and design of the rest of the room. A carpet is a work of art and should not conflict with the design (unless you create a versatile, maximalist décor that is rich in contrast). Fortunately, there are so many beautiful designs, colors and styles of rugs on the market that you can easily find the right one for you.
Tip: Consider the colours and patterns in your design to ensure that the carpet fits perfectly.
Carpets for family rooms are usually comfortable, warm and inviting, regardless of the style of the interior design. In the room where the family can spend time together, the carpet should be inviting and comfortable rather than cold and impersonal. Antique carpets are perfect for this purpose because they have so much life and each hand-woven piece tells a story. Furthermore, their age usually means that they have been worn, broken and softened, creating the ultimate piece of comfort. Shabby chic rugs or soft, long stacked shag rugs provide a comfortable, warm look.
Tip: Carpets with a longer pile make for a pleasant appearance.
Regardless of your interior design preferences, from farmhouse to industrial, look for a carpet just as you would look for another piece of art. Look at the colours and patterns to find the perfect piece for your room.
Size considerations for family room rugs
When you choose your carpets for family rooms , you must decide what size is best suited to your room . You may want a large rug to cover almost the entire room, or you may want one or two smaller rugs. If you want to cover the entire room with one carpet, make sure it is not so large that it touches the walls on each side. As a rule of thumb, you should leave about 18 inches between each edge of the carpet and the wall. This will prevent the room from looking too shrunk or cluttered.
Tip: When choosing carpets for your family room, consider the size of the room.
If you prefer a smaller rug than a rug that covers the entire room, there are also size considerations. A popular placement for a rug in a family room is in the middle of the room, surrounded by furniture. If you choose this route, make sure your rug is not too small. A small rug floating in the middle of large furniture looks out of place. Make sure that your small carpet is large enough in relation to the size of the furniture, and also be careful when setting up the furniture. For example, place the front legs of the furniture on the carpet.
Tip: Place the front legs of the furniture on a small carpet.
The shape of the carpet is also an important consideration. Depending on the size and layout of the room and the arrangement of the furniture, you may want to choose a different carpet shape. For example, if you have a long room with spread-out furniture, a rectangular rug is probably the right choice. In a smaller room, a square carpet looks good under the seating furniture. If you have a round coffee table or other piece of furniture, a round carpet under it will look good.