Bringing a rug into any space in your home can pull a room’s overall décor together – not-to-mention, an area rug can also immediately make a room feel more welcoming. Today, we’re going to share with you a few tips on how to most effectively use a rug in your home’s décor.
In contemporary-style homes, choose a rug with a bold pattern or color. Why? When a bold design or color is paired with the sleek lines and monotone colors such as intense blacks and whites with varying shades of gray, a bold rug will become a focal point and produce the pop of color needed in a contemporary home.
Try to earmark traditional style rugs for homes decorated using elegant and traditional décor and color schemes. A rug like this Uttermost Marseille Damask rug would fit perfectly in a room that utilizes a traditional gold color scheme. The design of the rug would bring in the elegant and sophisticated look, while the gold in the rug will bring together the room’s color pallet.
Finally, no matter what the style of your space – contemporary, traditional or rustic – the size of the rug is important. Smaller rugs (5 x 8 – 6 x 9) are generally more suited for areas under furniture; such as a coffee table or couch. Whereas your larger area rugs should be reserved for spaces such as under a items like a dining room table – because of the chairs around the table, the rug needs to be large enough that the chairs do not fall off the edges of the rug. Do you want to use an area rug, but you’re not sure exactly what size area rug – do you go with the 8 x 10, 9 x 12 or a more non-traditional sized large rug – what is right for your space? Try this simple tip – subtract about three feet from the length and width of your room and that would be the size of the rug needed for a proper area rug in your space.
Nan and EJ Mehl
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