Gentle Readers, here’s another item for your shopping list: the July issue of Baltimore Magazine, which features interior designers’ “insider tips” for decorating (the article, alas, is not online.) I was delighted to be invited to participate.
My tip? Don’t buy a rug that’s too small.
Unless we’re talking about an intentionally small area rug in front of a sofa, you want a rug to fill the room. We think that an 8′ x 10′ rug is always the right answer. But if you have the opportunity to go to a 9 x 12′ or even a 10 x 13′, do it. 3″ is about the minimum amount of floor space you want to show.
Go big or go home…or go without. But that’s another subject altogether ;)
Annie Elliott | bossy color is a design firm based in Washington, DC. Annie’s design work and decorating insights have appeared in local and national publications, most recently The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Washingtonian magazine.