Let's Learn: Right vs. Wrong Area Carpet Sizes
Don’t you just love seeing new things? We do too! That’s why when we have the opportunity to visit trades shows, new product launches or lunch and learns we jump at the chance. Not only is this great inspiration and insight into new product in the industry, but also the ability to provide our clients with the latest and greatest in the world of interior design.
We were recently introduced to a new line of area carpets that we’re really quite excited about. The patterns and colour-ways are beautiful, there is an ‘in-stock’ program AND the price point is reasonable. Yes, you read that correctly, a great price point!
if you see dollar signs when you think of purchasing an area carpet, you’re not alone. Are you daunted by choosing the best content, care and maintenance especially when durability and cleanability matter so much? We get you. You’re also not alone if you’re confused over what size works best in your space, how much of your furniture should sit on the carpet, and how to layer area carpets. With so much to learn, today’s post focuses on size and a few rules of thumb when selecting the best fit for your space.
We often find client’s existing area carpets are disproportionate to not only their space, but also based on the layout of furniture. With so many options of sizes and shapes, we're sharing the right vs. wrong approach to selecting the best size area carpet for you.
Here are four scenarios to guide you when choosing the right fit.
The most common area carpet application is to have one carpet in the room to add interest, colour, and warmth underfoot. We do find however most will short change the sizing based on the size of the room and the furniture layout.
The Room Filler
If we wanted wall to wall carpet we would have approached the space differently from the start however some rooms demand larger carpets purely based on the furniture layout and size of room. A common mistake when opting for all furniture to sit on the area carpet is to go too big.
Layering Two Carpets
Layering Three Carpets
Becoming more popular and a trend in the Boho-chic and eclectic style of design and decor is the idea of layering three area carpets. It’s a fun way to add interest and personality to your space! Choosing three distinct sizes will provide the best jumping off point with the largest at the bottom and building from there. Have fun with it and be sure to layer with thinner area carpets such as dhurries and flat weaves.
An area carpet, (or carpets!) is considered art for your floor. Regardless of whether you’re embracing colour or staying neutral, don’t underestimate the value of this item in a space. It’s a valuable addition for aesthetic, warmth and interest!
Nyla Free Designs is a Calgary Interior Design studio specializing in mid-high end residential design in Alberta and BC. We’d love to connect with you! Follow along for more interior design ideas and inspirations.