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Round Rugs: How to Successfully Incorporate Them Into Any Room

Let the experts at Beija Flor show you why round rugs are a great addition to any space in your home!

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By Natasha Johnson
Nevena Radulović - Editor for Beija Flor
Edited by Nevena Radulović

Updated February 6, 2023.

A round braided rug with letters under wicker furniture in a child's playroom

We absolutely love the idea of adding a special touch of personality to our home décor and design, and a gorgeous round rug can be of immense help to that end. Round rugs add a chic and stylish touch to any room, making them a fantastic alternative to rectangular rugs for adding flair with their unconventional shape.

We find round rugs incredibly versatile—they can both act as your living room centerpiece and add a cozy atmosphere to your bedroom during those cold wintery days. Toning down sharp edges in a room, these rugs work well in smaller areas too, in addition to being fantastic for placing over a carpet for a layered look. If you want to add a round rug to your home, we've got you covered with a couple of ideas on what room to put them in and how to place them.

Add a Large Round Rug to Your Living Room

A round rug with pink-feathered ostrich print on a living room floor

A large round rug can be a perfect addition to your bold living room design! Not only will it effectively contrast the sharp wall edges, but it will also emphasize any curves found in your key furniture pieces and draw attention to other round objects in your living room, such as coffee tables or round mirrors and picture frames. In larger spaces, round rugs can be layered with rectangle rugs too, either by arranging the rugs next to each other or layering them on top of each other.

When choosing your living room rug, keep in mind that a large round rug will certainly add depth to your living room. To create harmony between your rug and the rest of your living room décor, we suggest playing around with different rug textures, colors, and patterns to find the perfect rug that's both bold and inviting.

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Place a Round Rug in the Playroom

Kids Natural Round Rug by Beija Flor

Adding a round rug to your kid's playroom is a great idea to protect the floors in this busy area from damage while softening up the space with a calming round shape. A round rug will add a comfortable feel and texture to your child's play area, lending it a cohesive look. We suggest placing the round rug in the middle of your kid's room or slightly under their bed, as these spacious portions of your kid's room are where they spend the most time playing.

Here are some additional reasons why we think round rugs are ideal for kids' rooms:

  • Young kids tend to be quite active and boisterous during playtime. Having a round rug will not only protect the floor but also your child's knees and hands if they have a fall.
  • Kids need a comfortable space in their playroom during downtime when they're reading, playing quietly, or taking a nap. When placed on one side of their bed, a round rug can designate a soft, cozy space for these occasions.
  • A round rug will brighten up the space, making it more fun for your kids to spend time in their playroom.

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Add a Round Area Rug to Your Dining Room

A brown round woven rug with a pattern under a chair

When placed in a dining room, a tasteful round rug will accentuate any modern furniture pieces you have since dining rooms tend to be less heavily furnished. However, if you're placing the round rug under your dining room table, you'll want to make sure that it's larger than the table to avoid the space looking too busy or disjointed.

Additionally, you'll want to make sure your rug is made of durable materials that can withstand everyday use since dining rooms are areas with a lot of foot traffic and chair movement. And because your round rug will be exposed to more mess and spillage in this area, we suggest opting for a spill-friendly rug made from an easy-to-clean material such as premium vinyl. Finally, don't forget about other dining room elements—choose a round rug that will complement your dining room wall art as well as other décor pieces like table runners.

Decorate Your Bedroom With a Round Rug

A round woven brown rug on a bedroom floor next to the bed

As sacred spaces of rest and rejuvenation where we tuck ourselves away with a good book or decompress after a busy day, bedrooms are the ideal rooms for placing round rugs that add a comforting warmth. In addition to providing a soft base for your feet, a round rug in your bedroom will act as a gentle, soothing focal point for your other bedroom décor like blankets, pillows, or bedroom wall art.

To create a cohesive look in your bedroom, you'll need a round rug big enough for your furniture to stand on. If you want to place your rugs under furniture, consider these bedroom rug placement options:

  • Under a chair or sofa: Place only the front legs on your round rug so the rug still stands out.
  • Under your nightstand: Make sure all the legs are placed on the rug while leaving enough space on the outside for the rug to stand out.
  • At the foot of your bed: This placement looks great in a large bedroom with plenty of floor space. For a more playful look, we recommend placing the round rug slightly off-center to your bed.

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Use a Round Rug in Your Kitchen

An ostrich-patterned round rug in pink hues on a black and white floor

While it sounds a bit offbeat, we love the idea of incorporating a round rug in the kitchen for that extra bit of cozy warmth. A round rug's distinctive shape will bring a unique focal point to your breakfast nook or kitchen area.

However, since kitchens are generally high-traffic areas with a lot of spillages, make sure the round rug you'll place under your kitchen table is made from a safe, durable, and easy-to-clean material like premium vinyl.

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Make Any Space Warm and Cozy With a Round Rug

No matter which room you choose to incorporate it into, a stylish round rug will freshen up the space and bring in a touch of warmth. With their soft shape that easily creates a focal point without overpowering the rest of your décor, round rugs will elevate your interior design whether you choose them for your living room, kitchen, bedroom, or your child's playroom.

» Want to freshen up a room in your home with a cozy round rug? Browse our full offer of beautiful round rugs to find the perfect gentle focal point for any room you choose.