Looking for an easy way to change the look of your home quickly? An area rug is the quickest, easiest way to change up a rooms look without doing a complete overhaul. When it comes to area rug sizes and shapes, the details & different options can oftentimes be overlooked. There are now many shapes available other than rectangles, but many people do not think of these alternative shapes when shopping for a rug. Rectangular area rug shapes are the most common, and are a traditional, versatile choice. They can work in almost any room, and can help in making a room appear larger. Square area rugs, like rectangles, are versatile enough to work in most settings. However, they give a more balanced look because of their symmetry, and can make more of a statement. Round area rugs are a great solution for rooms of an unusual shape. They also work well with round dining tables, as long as the rug is large enough that the chairs can be pushed back without landing off the rug’s edge. Oval area rugs are the pairing between the organic feel of round rugs and rectangular.