Square rugs are very popular with all types of homes and homeowners. These uniquely shaped rugs can provide a standalone focal point in any room, or they can provide the grounding element for a dining table or other central table. Shop LuxeDecor for more than 1,400 choices of square rugs to add to your home.
Square rugs come in a multitude of materials and designs, so you can find one to go with any decorating scheme. Do not rush into your purchase though, because you need to find the appropriate size. The smallest square rug measures 1’ 6”, and the largest available at LuxeDecor measures 8’ by 8’. Decorating with square rugs does not have to be complicated.
First, measure the room and the area in which you want to use the carpet. Square rugs typically sit beneath a table to help ground the space. Interior decorators recommend that you leave 24 inches on each side of the table for the rug area. This space lets guests have ample room to pull out the chairs without the back legs leaving the carpet. At least eight inches of the rug space should separate the wall from the rug’s edge.
Arrange your furniture first. Using painter’s tape, mark off the square where the rug will go. This lets you determine what size square rug fits your space. Remember that in most cases you will need to use whole feet, i.e., four, five, six, etc. These rugs come in standardized sizes. For an odd-sized space, use carpet squares to construct the ideal-sized rug.
Luxe Décor carries a number of carpet options that come in a 1’ 6” size, suitable for installation similar to tile. These thick carpet tiles form a custom floor and you can build a checkerboard pattern using grey carpet tiles, black carpet tiles, or print carpet tiles.
Some of these square rugs you can blot clean. You may have your carpet Scotch Guard treated or it may already come with a stain protector. Some of these rugs you can launder in the washing machine while others you must dry clean. Consider the pattern of your existing décor.
Our selection offers many options including animal prints, chevrons, abstract art designs, geometric patterns, and graphic prints. These creative squares come in Moroccan, Oriental, Ikat, and Southwestern styles. You can also find paisley, solid, striped, floral, damask, and bordered rugs.
Choose from four main types of square shaped carpets at LuxeDecor. These types refer to the method of manufacture of the rug:
Consider the fabric you want to feel underfoot. These square rugs offer many choices from natural fibers like silk, jute, and bamboo to the durability of synthetic material or rugs that use a mix of natural and synthetic materials. Other fabric options include cotton, leather, sheepskin, sisal, and wool. The most common material for rugs, wool, costs the most but feels soft under your feet and helps keep your home warm in winter.
Some square rugs you can use outdoors, including some of the jute rugs. You should only use silk rugs indoors, though, because this material cannot handle wet conditions well. It will water stain.
What type of décor you use also contributes to your choice, as do your room colors and shape. Avoid using a square rug in an L-shaped or T-shaped room or space. These work best in a square room or a large rectangular room. Match the colors of the rug to the main wall color or that of the focal furniture pieces of the room.
While a contrasting color may seem daring, if you have no existing use of the color in the room, it will seem out of place. Also, consider your decorating motif. You can find rugs to match everything from Edwardian to contemporary designs at LuxeDecor, but you need to know the genre in which that theme appears. For example, interior designers categorize contemporary motifs as modern. More on the styles:
Whether you want to use square rugs underneath the bedside tables in your bedroom or a large 6-foot square rug under your dining room table, you can find it at LuxeDecor. Maybe you need square outdoor rugs or square carpet tiles. Whether you need a blue modern square rug or a camel-toned transitional rug, we carry it. Regardless of what size or color you need, you can find it among our vast selection. Shop LuxeDecor today for the square rugs to complete your décor.
To learn more about different rug shapes, read LuxeDecor's Rug Buying Guide.