From floor runners to large area rugs, over the years the humble floor rug has evolved into the star of the show in many living spaces. With the addition of various sizes, shapes, colours, textures and designs, the rug is now a key statement piece.
Before going in search of a new statement rug, there are a few technicalities to consider. Functionality still remains, and it is important to be realistic about the function you need the rug to perform within your home and match that up with the type of rug you’re in search of.
For instance, bold patterns add focal interest and dimension to a small space. If you’re looking to elevate your home office or small living room, look out for monochromatic colours and pieces with subtle patterns and textures to add depth to the room.
Also, consider how prominent you want the rug to be in the room and whether it serves as an accent piece or the star of the show. If you have a traditional styled home, it’s best to go for a large area rug in a solid colour. For larger areas, consider a rug that covers the whole floor and anchor it with a rug pad and the furniture in the room to complete the space.
Below, we have put together some style inspo to help you find the right statement rug for your living space.