Your Couch Can Save you Hundreds of Dollars
Yes, that is right. I said YOUR COUCH. Here is the thing -- huge rugs cost an EXORBITANT amount of money, but several smaller rugs that make up the same area will not cost nearly as much. If you don't have thousands to spend on a huge area rug, this might just be the solution you need.
Note the couch and a different rug on either side. It is stupid simple really. The expanse of wood flooring behind the couch was way, way too big, but I didn't have the $$$ to drop on a 12x12 rug to fill the space. The solution? A $20 cheapo rug that complemented the nice wool rug I already had in color and style. YOUR COUCH will draw a visual line and split the two, allowing you to use two less expensive rugs in place of a giant, cost-prohibitive one. Would a 12x12 be better? Hands down YES. Is it an option right now? Hands down NO.
Put your BIG, nice wool rug in front of the couch where people will be walking on it and tuck the little eye-stretching rug out from the back of the couch. People will not walk on this one much, so it doesn't matter that the quality is cheapy cheap.