Livingetc | Dos & Don’ts of Rug Placement
Alex Alonso, mr alex TATE's interior designer in South Florida, shares his thoughts on the dos and don'ts for rug placement!
Do: Go as Big as Sensible for the Room
"In the world of interior design, size matters You wouldn’t pick a sofa too big for your living room, or a bed slightly too small for your bedroom. So when it comes to your bedroom and living room rug ideas, think along the same lines.
'My general rule is to never skimp on size, but don't overdo it,' says Alex Alonso, founder and design principal at Miami-based interior studio Mr Alex Tate(opens in new tab) says.
'You don't want a rug that's too big for the room, but you don't want a rug that looks like a shrunken placement for your furniture. It's a balance. You want to find the size that defines the space but doesn't dwarf it.'"
Do: Experiment with Layering Rugs
"Sometimes, one rug just isn’t enough. If space allows, and you’ve found two differing floor coverings which complement each other, why not double layer your rugs?
Helping to add coziness, comfort and creativity into your space, doubling up your rugs in a modern living room or bedroom can work wonders.
'I love layering rugs and typically do a more neutral one as the base that is larger and then a more colorful, design-forward one on top,' says Alex. 'It’s always so chic and just gives you depth to the design of the room'"