Although spring is the classic time for giving a home a quick wash and brush up and moving the furniture around to freshen things up, the urge to make a room look nicer can strike at any time. Sadly, this doesn’t always coincide with having enough money for a complete room alteration and so the work is often shelved. It can be quite depressing to sit evening after evening in a room you are not happy with but it doesn’t have to be this way – browse the internet for a designer rug and you are bound to find the very thing to really give your room a lift.
Hide that bare patch!Carpets, wood flooring and ceramic floors can develop scuffs or holes over time and replacing them can be costly. Adding a rug is a great way to not only hide any defects but to also enhance the room. Rather than just put one rug over the hole – you may be unlucky and have the hole develop in a rather odd place – you could use a couple of designer rugs to bring the look together.
Think about shapes and sizes!
Many rugs come in designs that are available different shapes and sizes and if you put really your mind to it, this can be a great way of making a necessity look like a plan. Rectangular shapes are the obvious easy options because they dominate the marketplace and are available from small to extra large sizes. But once you start to research you will see many alternative shapes such as circles, squares, ovals, octagonals, long runners and even a few off the wall shapes. Be creative and explore ideas like a half moon rug in front of the fireplace echoed by a round rug with the same design on it further down the room, It could look rather retro.
Have your designs on the floor
Many designs today are semi-abstracts or stripes and many can look very stylish. It’s possible your room has little room for wall art, an Orangery for example is dominated by windows that prevents you from hanging pictures. Why not have your designs on the floor as modern rugs? There’s an abundance of abstract patterned rugs to be found that use colour and designs in either lively contrasting colours or subtle muted tones. Shapes and colour project a focal point that and be a virtual canvas on the floor.
Or you could introduce Texture to the Floor
Maybe too much colour isn’t your bag, no problem, another alternative is to introduce texture to the floor. The trend in plain textures for the last few years has without doubt been shaggy rugs. As manufacturers fight for individuality there has been many new innovations in shaggy rugs, different pile heights, using a combination of thick and thin yarns are just two of the popular variations that introduce a more interesting texture.
There is also a host of affordable hand carved textures hand tufted wool and even machine made rugs. Many of these are toned with muted colours, incorporating hand carving into the design gives another dimension, really bring out the minimal of tone variation. And let’s not forget the the humble Wilton flat weave rugs, these are durable, thin and extremely stain resistant rug generally found at the budget end of the price scale. Fantastically simple stitch elements can be transformed into a tapestry of texture combinations.
Rugs are a decorative and practical alternative that can give tired floor space new life, chosen carefully the can breath new life into dated decor while covering a multitude of sins.
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