Decorating & Furniture/tile rug


I would like to put a ceramic tile rug in my powder room which is 6 x 6. I will be using 13x13 tile in the room and would combine that tile plus a mosaic border to create the rug. Both vanity and toilet are on the same wall, opposite the door and there is a leaded glass window in the center of the wall opposite the door. There will be a small chandelier in the middle of the ceiling instead of a light fixture above the vanity. What size tile rug and where should I have it installed, in the middle of the room under the chandelier, or closer to the vanity and toilet like where a regular rug would be? Would there be a difference if I chose a medallion?   thanks

Hello Eva,

Thanks for your question. That sounds like an incredible powder room!

I have two suggestions. First, consider some lighting above the vanity in addition to the chandelier - you may end up with unflattering shadows without a light illuminating one's face. You don't need to go with a "bathroom" looking light - you could go with sconces instead. Secondly, I would consider a "whole room" rug, and simply accent the perimeter of the room with the mosaic tile in a double or triple row. That way, you a nice detail that is subtle, and doesn't compete for attention with the fabulous leaded glass window, or the chandelier.

If you add a medallion, I would center it the room.

Best of luck,

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