If you have a large family with small children and pets then you may want to consider buying patterned rugs. The reason being is that they hide a multitude of sins! Pets and children can be the cause of stains and can result in your rug looking dirty, worn and old, but stains are hardly noticeable on a patterned rug so this may be the best choice for you.
Plain rugs can look fantastic and really make a room look airy, modern and unique, but patterned rugs can instantly capture attention and create a fantastic overall look depending on what decor you have in your designated room. Rugs are known for being a focal point of a room so it is important to choose the right one. A patterned rug can make a room appear bigger whilst bringing together the look of the room to create a truly modern style depending on what pattern you opt for. However, patterned rugs are not just for the modern look, they can help a room look traditional and sophisticated especially when it’s set off with dark wooden flooring and subtle decor and furniture. Heavily patterned ornate rugs especially work well in a home study or an office to create an air of importance.
That’s not to say a plain rug can’t make all the difference! Plain rugs are brilliant for heavily decorated rooms if you don’t want too much going on. They can act as a barrier within designs to break up a constant flow of colour so the room doesn’t look too bland. Try using a plain rug under a coffee table, or a circular one under the sofa to create a modern and stylish look. Heavily decorated wallpaper can really benefit from having a plain rug nearby, as this compliments the overall look of the room and ensures a great finish.
Why not opt for both plain and patterned rugs to give your home a unique touch. You can get plain rugs that match some of the colours in the patterns used to compliment the colours and match the colour scheme within your home. A rug can really change the atmosphere of a room to make it appear cosy and warm. Plain or patterned rugs in warm colours such as red and yellow can really enhance the cosiness of a room making it an inviting place for people to go.