Rugs often come in the shape of a rectangle. Braided rugs often come in the shape of an oval. But there are many other shapes that a rug can come in to meet your design needs. Square area rugs may seem outside of the box when it comes to standard rug shapes, but you’ll find these symmetrical and even rugs work perfectly to create cozy corners, frame beloved objects, and art pieces, and provide contrast to other shapes in the room. In other words, square rugs are cool, not “square”!
Have geometrical fun with square rugs in your space!
Use square rugs, both big and small, to help define a space that may have multiple uses, like a breakfast nook, a place for shoes by the front door, or a reading area for small children. Take a large square area rug and layer a perfect round rug on top for the ultimate geometrical contrast. The square offers perfectly equal sides, angles, and distances, so make the most of the symmetrical equality in your design choices.
Below are several ways to change your design perspective using square rugs found at Rugs USA.
The Perfect Frame: A Square Area Rug
Treasured plants, nightstands, or pet beds belong on a square area rug in your space to make them shine. It’s like putting your prized stuff in a frame on your floor. Your pet deserves a fluffy shag square under their designated resting spot to help them relax, especially if they like to stretch out and get comfortable before a nap. If you happen to have an Anthurium Veitchii growing in your home, contrast its beautiful ruffled leaves with the glorious square corners in a jute square rug. Just find the right size and style for the special corner of your home.
Did you buy an antique vase or work of art at an estate sale down the street? Brag about it in your living room by putting it on this square Double Diamond Shag Area Rug in white to provide the contrast of circles, bright colors, and symmetrical square corners. Viewers won’t be able to stop looking at your find or your own homemade art, thanks to the perfect, vibrant frame you’ve chosen for it to rest upon.
Nooks and Crannies, Meet Square Rugs
Large and small rooms tend to have spaces that don’t seem immediately functional, like a side area in your kitchen away from the breakfast nook and the cooking space or an asymmetrical built-out area in your living room that stretches away from the standard four walls. What do you do with spaces like these? Roll out a square area rug and make a designated area for games, storage, pets, or children.
In the kitchen, make a space to relax with a square rug, a rocking chair, and a small round side table to sit and wait while your pie finishes cooling on the counter. If you’re concerned about spills or stains that seem to about in the kitchen, it’s easy to find a square washable rug at Rugs USA.
In the bedroom, make a dressing area with a square bedroom rug, a mirror, and a dresser to indicate that this spot is where you make all your daily fashion choices. We recommend finding a square rug that coordinates with the styles and colors of your bedroom or even contrasts sharply and creates a kind of “dressing room within a room” vibe.
Thanks to square rugs, you don’t have to worry about measuring or matching strange corners in your house to make them functional spaces. These rugs fit in all kinds of small spots and transform them into little bites of style and design. A Solid Braided Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug in salt and pepper paired with a small hutch full of beach mementos makes a small, unused area into an island paradise away from the rest of the home.
Round Table? Square Rugs Pair Well with Round Furniture
If you have a round table, a round couch, or even a round bed, what better way to make a striking, geometric design statement than by rolling a square rug underneath it to stand out? Picture a modern, round coffee table positioned on a size-appropriate square rug. It’s like putting an obelisk in a display case in a museum—though a comfy museum thanks to the plethora of soft, textural rugs available to you. Natural fibers, thick tufts of material, and bold designs all help make the square rug hold its own against round furniture.
Seagrass rugs: Place a round, painted breakfast table on a square seagrass rug to bring natural texture and contrast to your breakfast area. These seagrass rugs also come in symmetrical, shapely weaves with their own squares, adding an extra level of depth to your design choice.
Shag rugs: With a round/rounded couch, choose a soft shaggy square rug to make a comfortable lounge area for you and your family. Fit an oval coffee table in front of the couch to make use of even more shapes in your room’s design.
Moroccan rugs: The symmetrical design of a Moroccan rug makes it perfect for a geometrical statement in your room, no matter what kind of room it may be. Diamonds and triangles often find their way into these rugs and can play with all kinds of circular furniture.
Geometric rugs: Diamonds, stripes, and even small circles on a square rug pair perfectly with a round coffee table. The unique blend of primary shapes and sharp angles, and round curves create a contemporary nook for games, meals, or as a design centerpiece.
Find More Squares (and Other Shapes) at Rugs USA!
Rugs USA has many more square area rugs and square designs to add more tiles of color and texture to your home. Place them in your entryway, bathroom, or closet for even more unique slides of patterns and style in unexpected places. Every room in the home should delight the eye and surprise the onlooker with charm, beauty, and symmetry. Square rugs can help you achieve these goals. Find more square rugs here!