Rugs are rectangular. It’s a law of nature.
That said, we recognize that in recent years there has been a mini-explosion of round rugs – and adorable ones, at that. Anthropologie, of course; Urban Outfitters, Garnet Hill…we would hate to see these rugs go unloved.
(Please don’t worry about those window treatments, by the way The blackout shades are no longer necessary, so we’re planning to put up PB Teen’s Madison sheers instead – 4 panels per window so they can stand on their own.)
Entrance foyers, if they are more square than rectangular.
Mudrooms, an often untidy area that could use a little perking up.
Any other informal, oddly-shaped space. Such as the entrance to a stage, of course. (What? Anthropologie, please fire your photographer’s assistant at once. And what, pray tell, is the thinking behind the faux cloth sheep?)
BOSSY COLOR ADVISES AGAINST ROUND RUGS IN:
Living rooms. Please do flood bossy color’s inbox with pictures to the contrary. We would love to see them. But we can’t help it: we have a bias against using a round rug in what is often the most formal space in the house. It makes us itch.
Hallways, or any other space that’s noticeably more rectangular than square.
Agree? Disagree? Please let us know. We are nothing if not open-minded.