Entering your front door after a long day at work, you are entering your sanctuary, your space. Tired of the office furniture and the dead ficus in the corner, you want to feel comfortable, secure and above all happy. So what better way to achieve this, than by having a beautiful contemporary rug or carpet runner under your bare feet after removing loafers or heels. The texture, the colour, the design are all important to make you feel you have returned to your castle.
Invigorating colours, beautiful floral prints, or intriguing geometric designs all make for a perfect focal point in any home. Since the reign of the Persian warrior king Darius, rugs have been considered works of art, fetching huge prices. Now no home is without one, to welcome you and your guests to the home, to tie together a room, or to insulate and protect your floors beneath and what’s more, they are available to suit any pocket as well as any taste.
The drab hemp rug or linen bath mat are now things of the past. The contemporary rug can have the appearance of ultra-modernity, cutting edge design, retro chic or unique inspiration. And even if you are unable to find the perfect pre made rug for you, many manufacturers and suppliers now offer a bespoke service, creating your own perfect rug or runner from material to design, colour and dimension. Furniture, fixtures and fittings can often be conversation pieces and with a rug, perhaps more than any other aspect of the home, you can afford to be more daring. Striking patterns on a rug draw the eye and also make a bold statement as to what your personal tastes are. Contemporary carpets are easy to fit, durable and can suit any home, even if the design of the rest of the home is not contemporary. Tapestry borders and simple lines can work well within a more classic setting, where animal print or Sixties retro can make a very different statement indeed.
Even a sparsely furnished room can look more defined with the right choice of rug, and with so many contemporary designs on the market, it is little wonder that no discerning homeowner is without one. The recent trend for wooden floors has left a lot of new build or renovated homes looking a little Spartan and as the economic downturn hits more and more people, the relatively small outlay needed for a contemporary rug or runner means comfort can come at an affordable price.