Should a rug go under a couch? A large area rug can make a room look larger. However, some people like to use rugs in areas other than the living or dining area because they give the feeling of added texture, warmth or interest. Before placing a rug under a couch it is important to consider several factors including how the room is used and how much traffic the area gets.
If you live in an apartment or have a small home, you will probably be fine putting a big area rug in your living room or dining room. However, if you have a big family or have children or live in an older home, you may need to consider a smaller, more decorative rug. In fact, I would even suggest avoiding a big area rug if there is no foot traffic in the room. If there is very little foot traffic in the room, then a large rug will only add to the clutter and cause a decor problem.
Some homeowners like to place area rugs in high traffic areas like their foyer, entry or family room. If you do this make sure that the area rug is durable. Area rugs are made from different types of materials including cotton, synthetic, and wool.
A good quality area rug can last for many years without any fading, discolorations or wear and tear problems. However, if you find that the area rug is getting too hot in an area where the sun is shining often, you can cover the area with a drop cloth or place a large plastic or foam tray under it.
Synthetic area rugs are very durable and can hold up to high traffic without fading or discoloring. However, you must take special care when storing area rugs in a basement, garage or other area where the temperature is lower than 60 degrees. It is also wise to move area rugs frequently to prevent them from getting dirty. Smaller rugs may be suspended by their strings while larger area rugs may need to be dragged across the floor to clean them.
Some homeowners will choose to place area rugs in front of their sofa or chairs. In order to determine whether a drug should be used as a focal point in front of your furniture, you should place the rug in the same room with the furniture. If the furniture is upholstered in a neutral color, such as white, you should not consider placing a colorful area rug next to it.
The color of the rug will be distracting and may cause unnecessary distractions. If the furniture in the room has a lot of wood or metal in it, the rug under the seat can either enhance the appearance of the furniture or can cause a reaction in the furniture if it is very shiny.
Homeowners often find that area rugs have a calming effect on their rooms. They can create an illusion of space and make a small room seem bigger. Area rugs are a great addition to the home as long as they are used properly. You should always consult with a professional before you buy an area rug.