There are so many beautiful area rugs out there, but at the end of the day, any interior designer will tell you there’s nothing quite like the one-of-a-kind fit of a custom piece. Here, we break down the most common scenarios for considering the custom rug route.
When You’re Incorporating Overlay Rugs
One way to utilize a custom rug: layer it with another one. Interior designers often use overlay rugs (a smaller rug that gets layered on top of a larger one) to make a space feel more intimate. In larger rooms significantly, layering can help create defined “zones.” Overlay rugs, exceptionally high texture or hide ones, can also help make a space feel cozier. When you’re layering rugs, the larger and smaller ones must be cohesive regarding pattern, color, and material. That’s where opting for a custom rug will likely be helpful because you can ensure the pair matches ideally.
When You Need a Cut-to-Fit Rug
Incorporating a plush area rug that perfectly suits your space can make all the difference. At the same time, it can be a challenge to find a ready-made rug that does fit like a glove if the room you’re furnishing isn’t perfectly rectangular. Fortunately, your interior designer can help you find a local rug expert who can create a template of your space and cut it to the room’s exact dimensions for a perfect fit. The finished product will fill the room and visually expand the living area while stopping six to eight inches away from the walls to give a little peek at the flooring underneath.
When You Want a Rug, That Perfectly Complements Your Space
There’s a certain level of design cohesion that only a custom rug can give you. For example, with a custom stair runner, you can design the carpet so that patterned elements or woven borders fall precisely where you want them on each stair tread. The Massachusetts-based rug company Merida is one manufacturer that specializes in this service.