Quick Pick Designer Tips

YOUR RUG IS YOUR FOUNDATION with Libby Langdon

You don’t want to use a small rug because it can look like a postage stamp plopped into the middle of the space and can actually visually chop up the area and make it look smaller.

I like to think of a foyer rug as the fifth wall that can add a wonderful softening and welcoming quality.  Because walls in foyers have a front door opening and possibly stairwells or openings to hallways or other rooms, it can be a challenge to ground the design. incorporating a bench or ottomans up against a wall on a rug can create that feeling. 

You don’t want to use a small rug because it can look like a postage stamp plopped into the middle of the space and can actually visually chop up the area and make it look smaller. Also, you don’t want folks tripping over a too-small rug! A foyer is also a spot where you can have some fun with color and pattern and express your personality and welcome visitors. Don’t feel like it has to blend in with all the rooms that may be adjacent! Finally, keep in mind that the foyer is a high traffic area so you want to choose a durable rug. Fortunately, there are tons of good-looking outdoor rugs now that will wear well and still look super stylish! 


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