Bringing the colour green into your home is important for those areas where you wish to have a calming atmosphere. Green rugs in a light space such as conservatory or dining room with a large natural light source reflect the calmness and serenity of a spring garden. Conversely, a poorly lit office or room in a home can benefit from a green rug as it gives the feeling of light and brightness to a space where natural light is at a premium. The shade of your green rug is also worth considering. Lime greens are lighter and fresher, olive and fern greens are very natural. If the function of a green rug in your room is meant to promote calmness, then avoid complex patterns, as this will detract from serenity, which may not be the desired effect.
In the bathroom, green rugs are a brilliant way to reflect the rejuvenating aspects of the bath and shower, alongside other splashes of green in varying shades around the room from tiles to blinds. Although green is a difficult colour sometimes to combine with others, red can give a seasonal and classically nostalgic feel during the festive season alongside dark green, giving a calming atmosphere. Natural-look green large rugs bring the outdoors indoors with a large number of grass-effect rugs available, such as bubble yarn.
Within the feng shui theory of five elements, green is related to Wood; it is thought to calm nerves and is very nourishing to your health. Bagua, the placement of feng shui colours in your home, suggests that placing green in the Southern parts of your home works best, reflecting the temperate parts of the world. As this is such an important theory within modern home design, the use of green rugs in your home will definitely help to bring the outside inside and make your space somewhere definitely good to be.
The sun pours through a canopy of trees, the bright green of the leaves is reflected onto the ground around you, no sound but the rustle of leaves in the breeze and the faint melody of birdsong. A dirty grey tarmac motorway, full of belching trucks and revving engines yields to rippling emerald green pastures to either side. Green is all around us. It is the colour of nature, youth, growth and health.