7 Rug Hacks To Make A Small Space Look Bigger

Narrow hallways, teeny bedrooms, and multipurpose kitchen living dining rooms, are something us city kids have to live with. Yes, we can declutter, buy appropriately sized furniture and stick to whitewash walls, but what’s another way to maximise skimpy square footage? Roll out those rugs.

Whether it’s being bold with colour, layering, or clearly defining your functional zones, a rug, or rugs, can be your best friend.

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Lilla Rugs Blog Post on 7 rug hacks to make a small space look bigger be bold with colour

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Interior colour trends at the moment are all about bold tones. Much like painting one of your walls a dark colour or adding textured wallpaper to help create a focal point – the same can be done with a rug. Pick a dark coloured rug, or a slightly jazzier pattern, to draw attention away from how teeny tiny the rest of the room is, and toward the focal point. 



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Small space living often means one room that needs to work as your kitchen, dining room and living room all at the same time. It’s really important to define each area in order to create separation between functional zones. Yes, arranging your furniture in the right way will help achieve this, but to create real definition, treat your floors like walls. Unlike walls, rugs will keep the space open, but make each section much more clearly defined.



NIMA Moroccan Berber Beni Ourain Lilla Rug

NIMA Moroccan Berber Beni Ourain Lilla Rug

We’ve all heard this one before, but it’s no less valid. Play it safe and stick to light colours to keep your space light and airy. Try a monochrome Moroccan Berber Beni Ourain rug for best results.


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Vintage Persian Shiraz Rug

When you don’t have much space to play with, you really don’t want to have anything blocking your floor space. Stick to furniture with legs and have the rug and only the rug on the floor. Let the floor breathe by taking up only one visual need.


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