Best Spots for Round Area Rugs in Your Home

Round area rugs are often smaller than their rectangular counterparts, but they can serve as vital accents that tie a room together or connect one room’s theme to the rest of the house. When you are decorating your home or business, round rugs may not be at the top of your list, but they can help fill the awkward floor spaces that otherwise would stand out against the backdrop of the rest of your place. There are two primary kinds of round area rugs: circular and oval. While most are perfect circles, sometimes the space you want to fill is better suited with a long oval-shaped rug instead. Styles can vary, but a majority of the round rugs that you will find use traditional patterns and motifs, as opposed to contemporary rugs that use bolder colors and more modern themes. Here are a few places where we commonly see round rugs being used:

Entrance Area Rugs


Not intended to be used as a place for your guests to wipe their shoes off, entrance area rugs provide a soft step into your home after your guest has already cleaned their shoes on an exterior door mat. This designer area rug placement is especially useful if you ask your guests to take off their shoes when they enter. The style of the rug should reflect the tone of your home, as it will be the first thing anyone sets foot on when they come in. Round wool area rugs will be able to manage more foot traffic than ones made with more delicate materials like silk, so consider what the rug is made of as well as the shape before placing in a high traffic area.

Accents for Tables and Other Furniture


Placed under an antique side table or nightstand, circular area rugs can be an eye-pleasing accent to your living room or bedroom. If you have a favorite recliner, a round rug can also be placed underneath it as an accent and to keep your toes from immediately hitting a cold, hardwood floor. Large round area rugs are also ideal for small dining tables. However, make sure that if you place furniture on top of your rugs, that all of it rests on the rug, not partially on and partially off. This will help prevent undue wear to both small and large area rugs.

Oddly-Shaped Rooms Rugs in oddly-shaped rooms can seem out of place if they are too big, small or just don’t fit the contours of the room. Both circular and oval rugs could be a solution for a room that you just don’t know how to decorate.

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Play Areas 

Wool area rugs are the best option for children’s play areas since it is more durable and easier to clean than silk rugs, and the round nature of a rug will make it impossible for corners to get worn too quickly (since it doesn’t have corners). Plus, kids love to play on the soft surface of colorful rugs. Need more ideas on which area rugs are best for specific areas of your home? Come byAlyshaan Fine Rugsin Scottsdale for expert advice and to see our wide selection of traditional, transitional, round, Persian and contemporary rugs.

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By Allison Edrington

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