Home interior decor tips: Living room rug ideas to amp up your space

When it actually comes to transforming a room, the power of a well-made rug is unmatched. Picking the right rug

Updated on Jul 28, 2022 12:08 PM IST 7 Photos

The living room is the heart of any home, it is where we spend a lot of time - a place where guests are hosted, and where the family spends time together making it essential for it to look welcoming and warm. Making changes in the colour scheme, and readjusting décor can change the entire look and feel of the room but what is underestimated is the impact of a rug. When it actually comes to transforming a room, the power of a well-made rug is unmatched. Picking the right rug can instantly amp up the living room making it cosy, vibrant, and elegant. (Photo by Kimia Khoubani on Unsplash)

In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Vansikha Nahata (CEO of The June Shop) and Disha Jaiswal (Partner at Qaaleen) told Zarafshan Shiraz, “The finest sort of rug to choose depends on where you want to put it and how much wear and tear it will endure. If you want a little rug to fit neatly under a coffee table, a longer pile rug is fine, but if you want an area rug to cover the whole of your living room floor, a shorter pile rug is better. Hence, there's no quicker way to transform the living space than by laying down a rug. A simple floor covering, perfect for anchoring your seating arrangement, may shift the tempo of the area from vibrant to cool (or vice versa) faster than you can say "refresh."” They suggested a few ideas to help you elevate the look of your living room with the help of rugs:  (Photo by Sina Saadatmand on Unsplash)

1. Layer Up Your Rugs - Rugs are not only functional but can also prove to be a decorative piece. Layering rugs can solve the woe of decoration. One can start with placing the bigger rug at the bottom and place smaller rugs on top of it. Colour blocking in contrast to the theme of the living room will help increase the aesthetic quotient of the living room. (Naim Benjelloun)


2. Create Zones With Rugs - If you have a large living room with a lot of empty space, creating different vibes with the help of rugs could be a good idea. Ideal for large spaces, use different rugs and create zones in a room without the help of any partition. For instance, rather than walls you can place a rug for each space. (Ksenia Chernaya)

3. Stepping up the comfort level - Rugs are not just for looks but they open a new door of comfort and luxury. Placing it in front of your sofa or bed, so that every time you get up from your sofa or bed you step into a feathery soft feel. (Ketut Subiyanto)