What Sux in Floor Coverings?
Tiny area rugs!
Smaller rugs used to be fine when larger ones weren’t widely available. Today, most decorators believe area rugs, if they are used, should extend under at least the front legs of all furniture in the living room and tie the room together physically and aesthetically.
If you have a great little rug with aesthetic or sentimental value, try layering it on top of a larger rug that doesn’t clash with it, preferably of a natural fiber like jute or sisal.
This isn’t a look that’s preferred by every homeowner and designer for a house with hard flooring, but there are major advantages. The most obvious is expense, since buying a rug that meets today’s size standards is often quite pricey. They also collect dust, hair and difficult-to-clean stains, so anyone with kids or pets needs to keep this in mind.
You also probably spent long hours picking out the right tile or wood for your floors, and rugs just cover all that work up!