Most rooms need a carpet: their colors, patterns, and textures provide comfort and charm. Besides, depending on how and where they are located, they generate different effects in a space. There are no strict rules on how to use them. However, there are specific criteria that can be applied to incorporate them effectively in the different environments of the house. 


A room seems more unified if all the furniture is on the carpet. To create the illusion of space, 45 cm of the floor must be left uncovered between the edge of the folder and the walls. 

The opposite effect can also be achieved by using a carpet to separate or enhance an area within an environment. The carpet has to be located in the middle of the room. Touching only part of the furniture and a few centimeters below the front legs of the sofa to give a feeling of spaciousness.

Now, if the living room is small, you can incorporate a small carpet that has a striking pattern and place it in the center of the room so that none of the furniture is resting on it. This arrangement creates a completely different effect, but it also works.


A carpet can be the detail that complements the decoration of a room. To make it look, it must be placed under the bed in a balanced way, and it has to be large enough to protrude at least about 45 cm around the perimeter, leaving uncovered space to place the bedside tables, if any. 

Another option is to use two smaller carpets on each side of the bed. 


The carpet chosen for this space must be large enough that, when the chairs are run to sit, they do not get stuck with the edge. The minimum distance for this is 75 cm, so it is recommended to measure the dining room table and add about 150 cm per side.


Carpets help convert corridors and hallways into aesthetic and functional paths, which enrich a house. As a general rule, they should have an inverse proportion to the length of the space; that is: if a long corridor is decorated, it can be visually shortened by placing several carpets. If it is short, a single carpet, narrower than the corridor, should be used to generate a feeling of length.


In spacious rooms, such as those that share a living room and dining room, different carpets can coexist harmoniously. One way to complement them is to look for a certain coherence between the designs, for example, through the motif or the color. However, if they differ or look too much, they can have a negative visual effect.

As we stated at the beginning, there are no unbreakable laws when it comes to setting a space, but it is a creative process governed only by the tastes and imagination of each one. The most important thing is that the decoration is functional and reflects the essence of those who inhabit it. 

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