A rug or carpet doesn’t always have to ‘fill up a room’. A rug can be used strategically to make a room appear larger and to make the most of a room’s space.

Place A Rug In The Corner

Placing a rug in the middle of a room might give the illusion of a smaller space, but you can also use this rule to optimise space. Placing a rug in the corner or a room, maybe underneath some furniture, will embellish the smaller space, giving the appearance of a bigger blank space away from the corner. It will also decoratively accessorise your furniture placement and protect your floors from your furniture’s weight.

Play With Size

Using a long rug in the middle of a hallway will widen the appearance of the hallway, the negative space almost creates ‘two more rooms’ on either side of it. The trick is choosing a rug of the correct size that can lay in the correct place. If the rug is pressed up against the wall it won’t do anything to improve the illusion of space. If you want to make a space appear bigger, get a rug that lays a few inches away from the wall.

Use Colour

Dark wood floors? Why not get a white rug. The brightness of the colour will automatically make a room appear more full of light and therefore, bigger. This also goes for a carpet that will contrast with the colour of the walls. Choosing a bright or a pastel colour may be worse for stains, but it can be a saviour for a room’s aesthetic.

Textures Can Help

You might want to overlook shaggy or heavy rug textures for a more simple design, something flat and light will give the room a more spacious look. Don’t be afraid to shop around for a texture that appeals to you.

At Hardy Carpets, we stock a full range of wonderful carpeting and rug options for your dream room. For more information, you can contact a member of the Hardy Carpets team by visiting our contact page.