Size & Fitting
A rug within a room can make a number of statements depending on design, size, colour, shape.
A small rug in a large room can look lost, similarly a large rug in a small room will look cramped .A rug can fit into a room in a number of ways as illustrated.
Figure 1 shows a popular layout where the rug defines its area and is separate from the surrounding furniture.
Figure 2 gives an alternative where the rug ties into the furniture by lying partly underneath. This has the effect of unifying all the elements in a room together. There are exceptions to this however as some items of furniture such as a side table need to be either fully on or off a rug, not atsride it.
Figure 3 shows a larger rug again with most items resting on it. The distance between the rug and the walls should be equal otherwise the rug may look off centre.
When considering your rug also bear in mind how a door will open onto it and if the door bottom will need to be planed.
Where a rug is to be placed under a table it is important to ensure that the border can be clearly seen and the whole rug is big enough to allow a chair to be pulled out without going off the rug. It is usual for the rug shape to echo the table shape.
In all cases we will help you arrive at your solution and offer a plan to show you how your idea will look.Informal chats are free. As all our rugs are made to order this is the time to get it right.
Where a wall to wall installation is desired it is most important to measure correctly and make allowances for handmade tolerances. In some cases an allowance of up to 20cm in each direction maybe needed. Consideration must be given to fitting and the need to crop a design if necessary. Get in touch to discuss this. These comments also apply to fitting into a recess or well.
Fitting for Handknotted rugs is highly skilled and can only be carried out by a qualified fitter.