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Home Decorating with Small Rugs

How To Decorate Your Home With Small Size Rugs

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Area rugs play a major role in interior design. They can help to bring a space together or add a unique accent to a room. Big rugs are often expensive and can be a major commitment. If you change homes with a large rug, you have fewer options about how you can reuse it. Learning to decorate with multiple small rugs can be flexible, fun and allows for your personality to reflected in your home decor.

First, small doesn’t have to mean tiny. For the purposes of this topic, a small rug is less than nine feet on its longest side. Also, as the guidelines below will indicate, one of the secrets to using small rugs well is to combine them. This is a great opportunity to get creative about how you place your rugs in your room.

1. Use Two Smaller Rugs as a Frame

One of the most common uses for area rugs is to place them in a seating area. However, if your rug is too small, it will just float in the middle and look awkward. Fortunately, you can make up for this by using two rugs together. If you have long, narrow rugs, place them around the outside of the seating area. For example, if you have a sectional covering two sides of a square, use the rugs for the other two sides. This creates an attractive frame that defines the area without having to use a big rug.

This approach works best if the rugs are similar in color and style. However, they don’t have to be perfectly matching. Two Oriental rugs, for example, will look great if they have similar tones.

2. Create a Welcome Area

You are likely already familiar with welcome mats. They add some definition to the entryway of a home and encourage people to wipe their feet. Consider using a small rug instead of a mat. This can be a more attractive alternative to the traditional mat.

While a beautiful rug isn’t as good for wiping muddy shoes, you can always have an exterior mat for that. Conversely, the rug option is significantly more eye-catching and fun. Having a rug in a mudroom or under a hall tree is a simple way to add visual interest to an otherwise boring area.

Small Rug Decorating in Entryway Nazmiyal

Use a small rug to bring life to your entryway.

3. Place Two Rugs Side by Side

Try making a larger area rug by combining two smaller rugs. This can really accentuate the room’s design if done well. The key to making this work is having two rugs that contrast each other but that have designs and colors that still work together.

For example, one rug may be a more neutral color while the other could be a deep red or purple. If they feature complementary saturation and patterns, this style can work well. Using this technique, you can turn your small rugs into a large rug. Just place the long edges together to create a sort of two-tone area rug.

Small Rugs Side by Side Nazmiyal

Consider placing two small rugs side by side.

4. Overlap Them

This is where you can start to get very playful. Layering rugs can create some very unique designs. As with the above tip, this often works best with a more neutral rug and an accent rug. One option is to overlap them just a small amount along one side, slightly offset. This creates a more dynamic look than a single, larger rug. This approach works best if the two rugs each mirror a color somewhere in the room. For example, one rug may match your furniture and the other may match your accent pillows.

Another option is to lay the top rug diagonally over the bottom one. This works best with a very subtle bottom rug. The possibilities are almost endless here. Try playing around with different overlapping techniques.

Small Rugs Overlapping Nazmiyal

Overlapping your small rugs creates a textured look.

5. Make Wall Hangings

Historically, rugs have not exclusively been used as floor coverings. Hanging a small rug on the wall can be a nice way to add an artistic touch to your room. There are many possibilities with this. Some people have displayed their antique rugs on the wall as the works of art / tapestries that they are.

Other people go with something simpler and more modern. For a more minimalist option, consider a flat-weave rug. If you have a cozier space, consider using a more traditional knotted pile rug. Again, there is an array of possibilities for getting creative when you hang your rugs on the wall.

Small Rugs Decorating Wall Hanging Nazmiyal

Decorate with a small rug by hanging it on the wall.

Find the Right Rugs for You

Making small rugs work in your design starts with having the right rugs. At Nazmiyal, we have a diverse selection to choose from. Explore our collection of antique, vintage and modern rugs. In our catalog, you will find everything from investment art rugs to affordable rugs you can have fun with while decorating.

Connect with our rug experts for help with your carpet decorating needs. Take a look through our selection of rugs today, and find the perfect small rugs to make your design ideas work.

Here are some perfect small rugs for your decor:

Small Tribal Earth Tone Antique Persian Malayer Rug Nazmiyal

Small Tribal Earth Tone Antique Persian Malayer Rug

Small Vase Design Antique Persian Malayer Rug Nazmiyal

Small Vase Design Antique Persian Malayer Rug

Modern Boho Chic Rug Nazmiyal

Modern Boho Chic Rug

Small Tribal Earth Tone Antique Persian Malayer Rug Nazmiyal

Small Tribal Earth Tone Antique Persian Malayer Rug

Fine Antique Persian Mohtashem Kashan Rug Nazmiyal

Fine Antique Persian Mohtashem Kashan Rug

Small Size Vintage Tribal Caucasian Kazak Rug Nazmiyal

Small Size Vintage Tribal Caucasian Kazak Rug

Small Tribal Antique Persian Malayer Rug Nazmiyal

Small Tribal Antique Persian Malayer Rug

Modern Boho Chic Rug Nazmiyal

Modern Boho Chic Rug

Small Tribal Casual Antique Persian Malayer Rug Nazmiyal

Small Tribal Casual Antique Persian Malayer Rug

Small Vintage Scandinavian Marta Maas Rug Nazmiyal

Small Vintage Scandinavian Marta Maas Rug

Beautiful European Vintage Art Deco Rug Nazmiyal

Beautiful European Vintage Art Deco Rug

Mesmerizing Floral Antique English Needlepoint Rug Nazmiyal

Mesmerizing Floral Antique English Needlepoint Rug

Vintage Marta Maas Fjetterstrom Swedish Rug Nazmiyal

Vintage Marta Maas Fjetterstrom Swedish Rug

Antique American Chenille Rug Nazmiyal

Antique American Chenille Rug

Antique Bessarabian Kilim Nazmiyal

Antique Bessarabian Kilim

Rare Antique Ukrainian Rug Nazmiyal

Rare Antique Ukrainian Rug

Antique Konya Turkish Rug Nazmiyal

Antique Konya Turkish Rug

Antique Persian Mohtasham Kashan Rug Nazmiyal

Antique Persian Mohtasham Kashan Rug

Vintage Swedish Rug by Britta Randahl Ljusterdal Nazmiyal

Vintage Swedish Rug by Britta Randahl Ljusterdal

Antique Persian Kilim Nazmiyal

Antique Persian Kilim

Antique Alpujarra Rug Nazmiyal

Antique Alpujarra Rug

Vintage Chinese Deco Rug Nazmiyal

Vintage Chinese Deco Rug

Vintage Mid Century Indian Silk and Wool Rug Nazmiyal

Vintage Mid Century Indian Silk and Wool Rug

This interior design blog about decorating with small rugs was published by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs.

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