Area Rugs in Norman, OK from Urban Flooring LLC

How to use area rugs to create a focal point

Area rugs are more than just soft landings for your feet; they're powerful design tools that can transform a room. The right rug can anchor furniture, define zones, and, most importantly, create a captivating focal point. Here's how to harness the magic of area rugs to elevate your home's style.

Why focal points matter

Every well-designed room needs a focal point – a visual anchor that draws the eye and sets the tone for the space. This could be a fireplace, a stunning piece of art, or even a strategically placed area rug. A focal point creates a sense of balance and purpose, making your room feel more inviting and cohesive.

Selecting the right rug: size, color, and pattern

The key to creating a successful focal point with an area rug lies in choosing the right one for your space.

  • Size: A rug that's too small will get lost in the room, while one that's too large can overwhelm the space. Aim for a rug that's proportionate to your furniture and the room itself. For example, in a living room, make sure the living room rug is large enough to fit under at least the front legs of your sofa and chairs.
  • Color: The color of your area rug can dramatically impact the mood of your room. A brightly colored or patterned rug can instantly add energy and personality, while a neutral rug can create a calming and sophisticated atmosphere. Consider the existing color scheme of your room when choosing a rug color.
  • Pattern: A bold patterned area rug can be a showstopper, but it's important to balance it with other elements in the room. If you have a lot of patterns in your furniture or décor, opt for a more subtle rug pattern. If your room is more neutral, a patterned rug can add a much-needed pop of visual interest.

Placement is key

Once you've chosen the perfect area rug, it's time to find the ideal spot for it. Here are a few placement tips:

  • Living room: Center the rug under your coffee table or in front of your couch to create a cozy conversation area.
  • Dining room: Make sure the area rug is large enough to accommodate your dining table and chairs, even when they're pulled out.
  • Bedroom: Place a rug on either side of your bed or at the foot of the bed to add warmth and comfort.

Layering area rugs for added dimension

Don't be afraid to experiment with layering area rugs for a more eclectic and textured look. Start with a larger, neutral rug as your base, then add a smaller rug with a bold pattern or texture on top.

Visit us for top-quality area rugs in Norman, OK

At Urban Flooring LLC, our design experts are here to help you find the perfect area rug to create a stunning focal point in your home. We offer a massive selection of high-quality rugs and carpet runners in various sizes, colors, and patterns to suit every style and budget. Our showroom in Norman, OK, serves Norman, Moore, Edmond, and Yukon, OK.