Selecting the Perfect Coffee Table & Rug to Fit Your Space
Sat, May 04, 19
Home renovation projects are always a fun process, but perhaps the most exciting and part is the moment when the bones are all in place and it’s time to select furniture and add in those personal finishing touches. We sat down with Lianna, our Marketing Manager who was happy to share her tips on how to select functional furnishings to fit your style and that fit seamlessly into your space.
My husband and I were very lucky to be able to design and build our new home over
However, I quickly realized that I really didn’t know how to select furniture for our space! Generally, I know what I want for colours and style but I have never had to think about filling
Choosing a Coffee Table:
You might be surprised to learn how important a coffee table is in a living room space! Dimensions and details need to be considered to achieve a functional, appealing layout.
1. Consider size and scale
The ideal space between the edge of your sofa and coffee table is approximately 18 inches – close enough to put a drink or book down, but far enough to stretch out your legs. Choose a coffee table that is no more
2. Think about height
The height of your coffee table is key. The surface should be 1-2 inches lower
3. Balance your style
Strike a balance between your sofa and coffee table; they should complement each other. If you have a plush, solid sofa you should choose a coffee table that has a glass top or leggy frame. If your sofa slim and sleek, try a chunkier table with a thick wood top or solid base.
4. Warm up your space with wood
If you have a large space with high ceilings and lots of windows, wood brings warmth to the room. If your room doesn’t fit that description but you still want to add wood to
5. Don’t overdo it
Details can make a coffee table special but a piece with hammered details or lots of wood cutouts needs room to breathe. If your sofa and rug are solid colours then it might be a good idea to add a table with some details. You don’t want everything in the room to be screaming for your attention.
Choosing an Area Rug:
To many people, the area rug is an afterthought. But, an area rug has so much purpose! Here are some tips for the maximizing your floor’s potential!
Think about how much traffic the room gets. This should guide your decisions for what materials, construction, pile and thickness will work best. For example, in a dining
2. Rug style
Area rugs can be powerful decorating tools, whether they act as artwork for the floor or provide a complementary background for
3. Rug size
A rug that’s too small for
Invest in the best rug you can afford. Look for good quality natural materials such a wool and silk. A high-quality wool rug will wear well and look better over time. If you have
5. Don’t forget a rug pad!
It might seem like an unnecessary expense, but a rug pad pays for itself by extending the wear and life of your rug. It adds a layer of cushion and helps keep your rug in place so it doesn’t curl, move or create a tripping hazard.