How to choose the carpet for living room? This doubt persecutes many people and not for less, since the carpet is one of the main elements of the decoration. It is with him that we bring comfort, hospitality, beauty and functionality to the environment.
And to help answer the above question, we have made a thorough survey of everything you need to know before buying the carpet to room. Check everything below:
How to choose the living room rug
Size and proportion
Knowing the exact size of your room is the first step in choosing the carpet, so take all the measurements. The recommendation is that the carpet should always be proportional to the size of the living room, with a size of twenty to thirty centimeters on the sides. Another recommendation is for the carpet to be placed halfway up the sofa, ensuring that it is securely attached to the furniture and does not escape easily. In short, the larger the room, the larger the rug.
Currently, the easiest sizes to find from carpet to room are 200 × 250, 200 × 300 and 200 × 150.
To have no mistake, the tip is to opt for rectangular or square rugs, depending on the shape of your room. Round rugs can be used, but they require a little more attention and care to not detract from the decor. Round rugs look more contemporary and are especially suitable for large environments. However, you may choose to use a smaller round rug if you wish to highlight some furniture or special object in the room, they are great for that purpose.
You can think of the color of the carpet from two possibilities: the first is when the intention is to make the carpet the focal point of the environment and the second is when the carpet is just a complement to the decoration. In the first case, the vibrant colors can be used without fear, but the base of the decor should be preferably neutral. Already in the second option, the best alternative is to use a carpet of light and neutral color, such as gray, beige and brown, white can also be used, but remember that color reveals dirt more easily.
The color of the carpet also implies the perception of space amplitude. This means that light-colored rugs visually increase the environment, while dark colors tend to decrease.
The carpet prints follow the same color recommendation. For modern and stripped-down designs, geometric prints are great options, especially when they come with bright colors. For those who want a carpet printed in a classic and elegant decoration, the tip is to bet on a rug in Persian style, for example.
Scandinavian and industrial decorations, especially at the moment, combine especially with neutral color carpets and geometric prints in black and white, such as stripes and lozenges, including the Moroccan berber carpet is one of the most used.
The material of the carpet to room also says a lot about the style of the decor. The plush room rugs are extremely welcoming and comfortable, while the sisal rugs, for example, have a more rustic decor. Another classic are the crochet rugs to room, they guarantee a cozy and vintage touch to the environment.
There is also the possibility to choose carpets made of natural or synthetic fibers. In the first case, wool, leather, cotton and sisal rugs come in. There are three caveats here, the first is that natural fiber carpets tend to be more expensive, according to which maintenance should be more careful to ensure the durability of the material and, finally, natural carpets, especially wool carpets, are usually a problem for allergy sufferers, so take extra care in this matter.
Carpets made of synthetic fibers, such as polypropylene and nylon, are the most commercialized today, have a lower price and are easy to care for.
Carpet in integrated environments
A common question is also how to combine the rugs of integrated environments, such as the living room and the dining room, for example. Carpets need not - and should not - be the same. The recommendation in these cases is to use carpets that have a certain affinity, whether in texture, material, shape or pattern of color and patterns, that is, there must be something in common between them.
Leave the carpet last
Buy the carpet after you have decorated the entire room, so you can more easily visualize the colors that dominate the environment, the pattern of textures and prints and the amount of furniture that should be under the carpet. This makes it much easier to buy the carpet and prevents you from buying a part that will get lost in the environment. But if your intention is to make the carpet the centerpiece of the decor, then do exactly the opposite, buy it first and add colors, textures, prints, and furniture later.
60 room mats in different décor proposals
To better understand how all of these concepts work in practice, we've selected 60 images of rooms decorated with carpets, so you get inspired and end up with any bit of doubt you may still have, check out:
Picture 1 - The classic and elegant room bet on a large gray rug slightly patterned to demarcate the whole area.
Picture 2 - Moroccan berber carpet for living room: ideal for decorations in Scandinavian, industrial, minimalist and boho style.
Picture 3 - The neutrality of the carpet to beige room allows the blue sofa to stand out in the decoration.
Picture 4 - Here in this room, the irreverent boho decoration counted on the modern beauty of the round carpet covering the whole center of the environment.
Picture 5 - Rug on rug: a fun and modern exit for a classic piece of decoration.
Picture 6 - Inspiration of carpet with ethnic stamp for the room of Scandinavian style.
Picture 7 - The soft light blue and the discreet carpet print form a balanced and elegant combination for the room.
Picture 8 - The rug in relief creates even more comfort in the environment.
Picture 9 - Notice that the colors present in the carpet stamp reproduce in the rest of the decoration.
Picture 10 - Natural fiber mat in light color to contrast with the exuberance of the dark green velvet sofa.
Image 11 - Do you have a rug that is a real work of art? Then do the following: use it on a larger rug of neutral tone, so that this second rug will function as a carpet frame above
Figure 12 - For this integrated room, the option was for a beige rug marked only by the natural texture of the fibers.
Picture 13 - The moderns will love this room proposal with white carpet.
Picture 14 - Rugs with curvilinear shapes or sinuous shapes help to value the pieces that are under it, as in the case of the image below, where the carpet highlights the chest.
Image 15 - Room rug with thick and well-marked stripes; note, however, that the rest of the decor is neutral and delicate.
Picture 16 - Here, the carpet accompanies the rest of the decor of neutral and soft color.
Image 17 - Round version of the Moroccan berber carpet; careful with rugs under the dining table, so that they do not curl up with the chairs.
Picture 18 - The room is stylish and full of personality brings a carpet of varied colors and geometric prints.
Image 19 - A carpet that looks more like a floor.
Image 20 - Soft and delicate colors on the modern living room rug.
Picture 21 - This one is to snatch hearts: big rug made with knitted yarn in the technique of maxxi crochet; a scandal in Scandinavian decorations.
Image 22 - The colors of the carpet accompany the colors of the decor.
Picture 23 - Persian style red carpet for the classic and elegant living room.
Picture 24 - The yellow of the carpet guarantees a touch of color to room, but without exaggeration.
Picture 25 - This incredible room, with double right foot, bet on a chevron-like carpet.
Image 26 - The timeless elegance of the Persian rug for the living room.
Picture 27 - If it is comfortable to look at, imagine only stepping on this soft and fluffy rug!
Image 28 - The blue carpet ensures color the modern room, but without escaping from neutrality.
Picture 29 - In this room, the carpet was the first element to be chosen and then the other objects were added.
Picture 30 - Even with a strong print, the rug is subtle and delicate thanks to the combination of gray and white.
Image 31 - The classic black and white stamped on the living room rug.
Image 32 - Shades of brown and gray color irregularly and abstractly this rug short hair to room.
Picture 33 - How to make the carpet even more cozy? Bet on a hot color model.
Image 34 - Already this rustic influence room bet on a carpet of light color and elaborate print.
Picture 35 - Perfect size of living room rug; notice that it extends to the exact size of the sofa.
Image 36 - Want a little more daring on the rug? How about a model mixed in shades of purple?
Image 37 - Small and modern room with carpet of optical effect; the result is very interesting.
Picture 38 - The carpet stripes help create a sense of spaciousness in the room.
Picture 39 - All the beauty of a neutral and light carpet to the large living room.
Image 40 - Printed carpet can also be discreet, like that of the image.
Image 41 - In doubt, choose a single color carpet.
Picture 42 - Remember the rule: the carpet should be placed up to the middle of the sofa.
Picture 43 - Blue on carpet, wall and curtain.
Image 44 - White room gains charm and elegance with geometric pattern rug.
Image 45 - The highlight here is the picture that illustrates both the rug and the cushion.
Picture 46 - Modern room with Persian rug: a combination full of personality.
Picture 47 - Blue is one of the few colors that combine with most of the decoration styles, being considered the new black, therefore, a good option for carpets.
Picture 48 - Look at that rug that's original! Flowers and stripes, would you dare?
Image 49 - The British flag covers the floor of this modern room.
Picture 50 - Modern geometric pattern for the rug.
Picture 51 - In this room, the highlight is the rug with stripes in gradient.
Picture 52 - Look at the round rug there, used with caution, it causes a beautiful visual effect.
Picture 53 - Modern combination between two types of rugs for the living room.
Picture 54 - Black and white print carpet is always a good request, whatever your style of decoration.
Picture 55 - How about combining a cool color on the sofa with warm colors on the rug?
Image 56 - Large white room rug: simple model but with visual impact.
Image 57 - The shades of blue dominate the decor of this room, being used without fear of the carpet to the color of the door.
Image 58 - Here, the gray of the rug speaks directly to the gray of the wall.
Image 59 - The room of neutral tones brings a colorful blended rug to enliven the decor.
Picture 60 - Not very common, the green carpet stands out in the decoration of this small room and blends very well with the retro style rack.