Violet is a marvellous colour to add a single accent to any room, but one place where it would look absolutely spectacular would be against a white painted wooden floor in a seaside home – if you don’t live by the seaside, you can always pretend you do…
It might seem like a strange thing to do to add a beige rug to a neutral toned room, but in fact it can be very useful to tie all the elements together. If the colours are generally very pale, a warm beige rug can bring a subtle depth to the look and make the whole room seem much more cosy.
A red or terracotta rug or any accent in the warmer shades to reinforce the effect immediately fools your brain into feeling warmer, you relax and you start to feel more comfortable in the room. A rug in the warmer palette of colours is a quick and economical way to feel much warmer in your home this winter.
A popular choice for flooring in conservatories is tile or slate and whilst this is easy to keep clean and looks good with just a quick whizz over with a mop, it can be a little cold to the feet. When you are relaxing it is much nicer to have somewhere soft to snuggle your toes and soft pile rugs in a subtle sage green or pale earth colour will blend well with natural flooring but be much more cosy.
When considering what size and type of rug to go for, think of the size of your room and your coffee table. Sometimes it is worth using an area rug with a soft pile to fill almost the entire room and placing your coffee table on that, and sometimes it looks better using a rug that only just overlaps the coffee table creating a statement effect that looks like something out of a designer catalogue.
When deciding what rug to choose for your bedroom it is important to remember that the bedroom is usually a place of warmth and rest and your chosen rug should reflect this. With the variety of small rugs on the market you should never be