It is common to see people who have never had the pleasure of owning a rug ask, “Do round rugs make a room look bigger?” The answer, of course, is yes. A rug that is circular has more surface area per inch than a rectangular rug. It can be argued, though, that even if a circular rug was used as the primary source of floor coverings in a room, it would not have the same effect as one made with other characteristics.
The size of a rug is based, in large part, on what its intended purpose is. If, for example, you were planning to use a circular rug as a runner through the center of a room, you would look for something that was wider than it was long. It would also have to look larger than its actual size to convey the impression of a wider space. The rugs that you see made for runners are generally square. A circular runner would not work.
If your purpose is to create more space, then you would want a smaller rug. It could be a diamond shape or even a heart-shaped rug. This would add visual interest and, because it would be smaller, have a corresponding smaller visual space. A square or rectangular rug would probably work better. When choosing a color of the rug, choose one that is in the same hue family as the wall and furniture.
If you were looking for a focal point, then you might go with a very large rug. Remember, this room would probably have a second focus, such as a bed or a dresser. If there was something very specific that you were looking for, then you would need to focus on that. However, you still want the room to appear to have space, so you might consider a small rug that goes along a wall or a border.
It can also help to position your furniture in such a way that it creates an overall impression of scale. If the furniture is placed very close together, it can make the room seem less cramped. You can also have an area that is larger and use that to make a cozy reading corner or a reading nook. You could even place an accent rug there if you wanted.
Round rugs can also be a great conversation piece. They tend to speak to people about their travels, their hobbies and their history. The colors and textures are very inviting and comforting. These are all reasons why people use drugs in rooms. If you are wondering “Do round rugs make a room look bigger?” then all you have to do is to experiment a little.