Rugs and interior design are more often than not connected, however, we always seem to have that doubt on how to use a rug, where to use a rug, what type of rug for each house division, and so on.
We gathered a few decorating tips and ideas on how to best use a rug in ways that will elevate your home decor and give that little extra something we are always on the hunt for!
Use Rugs to Define Areas
Use a rug to define or separate areas, such as seating or dining areas, and foyers. This is especially useful in studio apartments or larger rooms that need definition.
You can use rugs to create variety in a space. When you use two rugs in a room, be aware that same-sized rugs can visually cut the room in two. Use different sized rugs to create a sense of variety.
When using more than one rug, it’s better when the rugs complement each other in style. If not, you could end up with a jarring or unpleasant effect. Too many “warring” patterns in a room will do away with any sense of harmony.
Get Ideas for a Colour Scheme
Use a favourite rug as the basis of the colour scheme in a room. On the other hand, if you add it after you have your furniture in place, you can use the rug to accent or tie in your existing colours.
Control the Volume
Use a rug to visually quieten a room or turn up the volume as needed. If your upholstery or wallpaper has an ornate pattern, choose a rug that is more subtle. When walls and upholstery are fairly subdued, you can try a busier pattern or bolder colours to add more interest to the room.
Create a Focal Point
Use a rug as the focal point of your room, as rugs can make a huge impact. To do that you can create contrast by painting your walls a hue that echoes one of your rug’s accent colours.
Dress Up a Wall
Use a rug as a wall hanging for another way to display a rug, or to create a focal point.
Play Around With Shapes
Don’t assume that a rug has to be a rectangle. Let the way you group your furniture dictate the shape of your rug. Try figuring out which shape would look best, and then go with a square, round or oval shape if that seems to complement your furniture arrangement better than a rectangular one.
Update a Room
Change out rugs and pillows to update a room for changing seasons, or as a way to introduce new colour trends.
Make Sure to Get the Right Size
Leaving the floor bare at the edges makes the room look a little larger. Make sure they are wide enough to accommodate both feet on the rug when you walk.
Add a rug to a room that lacks excitement, and problem solved. While that alone is a good enough reason to decorate with a rug, there are many others just as compelling. You might even say it completes a room by tying all the different items together visually. A rug can anchor a room, define it, add warmth, and help layer a room’s decor.
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