Interior Design and Redesign

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Furniture at an Angle

I put a couch on an angle position should I keep the 6x9 carpet in an angle postion with the couch or keep it straight? thank you!



If you put a sofa on an angle, the area rug needs to be at the same angle for best results. I've seen professionals do it the other way, and invariably it looks bad. It is counter balance to what makes the eye feel comfortable with. If something "feels" off, then it is off. The only exception is where you're deliberately designing something with a definite "artistic" feeling: point/counterpoint. The whole goal is to disturb the mind. That works for art, but it doesn't work for decorating.

Hope this helps.