Benefits of Custom Area Rugs

Area rugs have an incredible power to transform any room into a home. The standard sizes are meant to create symmetry in most rooms, but they don’t work in all rooms. Some rooms have unique features that for one reason or another don’t work as well with standard area rugs. In this case, the custom area rug comes into play. These pieces are great for numerous reasons and can really help you transform your space into anything you can dream up, because you have complete control over size, color, and detail.

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Custom rugs will fit virtually anywhere because they’re designed specifically for your room. Even if you have the most quirky room design, a rug can be created to work seamlessly with your space. You are no longer tied to the typical sizes and shapes. As a tip, have a professional measure your room multiple times to ensure that you get exactly what you need. After all, what’s the point of a custom rug if it isn’t flawless?

Another major benefit of a custom rug is that you don’t have to settle for a color that works well enough. Customizing allows you to get the exact color or colors you want in your rug. No compromise. This is also a huge time saver. You don’t have to scour the stores searching for something that meets minimum standards, because you can instantly get exactly what you want.

Finally, custom rugs are popular because you have say over every detail. You can truly create a piece that reflects your personality. Through selection of patterns, borders, and style, your rug will undeniably be yours.

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If you have a picture of your dream rug in your mind, chances are you won’t be able to find exactly what you want in the store. And, because your rug will be a staple in your home, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice anything that you want in the piece. For that reason, custom area rugs are a great option.

Rug Shapes and How to Use Them

Traditionally, area rugs are rectangular. These shapes work well with typical furniture and room layout. They’re beautiful, practical, and a sure bet. But, if you’re in the mood to try something a little outside the box, the rectangular rug may not be what you’re looking for. You may want to consider a circle or an oval, a square, or something entirely different to get a unique feel. But the trick is getting this right. Because these shapes aren’t as common, we’re not as familiar with how to incorporate them seamlessly. But with a few tips, they’ll look flawless in your home.

Circle/Oval Area Rugs: These rugs tend to evoke an informal feel in a room. For that reason they are best suited for a kid’s room, mudroom, or an oddly shaped space. They also work really well in a square room! Incorporate them into a room that you feel lacks visual appeal or into a room that feels claustrophobic. They can actually trick the eye into thinking that a room is larger than it is!

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Square Area Rugs: Although they may seem very similar, square rugs can work very differently when compared to rectangular rugs. For example, one of the best uses of a square rug is under a square or circular dining table. A rectangular rug would look a bit off in a spot like this, but a square rug creates a much more cohesive look. Square rugs are also the obvious choice in a square room or square entry way where, again, a rectangular rug might look a little out of place.

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Don’t shy away from less traditional area rug shapes, because they may just be what your room is lacking!