If I had it my way, my apartment would be covered with vibrant throw rugs. They bring so much texture and depth to a room it is unbelievable. Throw rugs are literally one of the fastest ways to turn a room around (for better or for worse).
Here are some fool proof ways to avert throw rug catastrophe...
Have a space that serves more than one purpose? Throw rugs can really help define specific areas and create little rooms within a big one.
Maybe your living room is also your office and dining room - perfect! Place a rug under your desk and boom - you have a defined office space. Do the same under your dining room table and, gasp!, all of a sudden it is a clearly defined eating area.
A key to throw rug success is getting the right size. You always want the rug to be no less that 6 inches bigger than the area you are trying to define. This allows the rug to ground the furniture and allows everything to breath. If the rug is to small you are left with a cramped space & no one likes that.
Lastly, make sure that you are keeping your lifestyle in mind when on the hunt for a great throw rug. If you have little ones or animals, buy something that can be washed or look for something you don't mind getting a little worn.
If you want to go the handmade artisanal route for these fabulous rugs, Gypsya is a fantastic place to start. Gypsya is a collective of artists that make beautiful home goods from organic and recycled materials. Plus, their prices are totally reasonable!
Happy throw rug hunting!