It’s winter, you’ve come home from a long and tiring day at work and you have the February blues. It’s not all bad though, because you’ve chosen to decorate your home with stunning and vibrant rugs that really help to lift your mood.
We’re all told to keep our décor neutral, to use magnolia paint and have cream curtains in every room. But when it’s cold outside and the snow is falling thick and fast, all you really want is some colour and warmth in your life. By choosing rugs to complement your existing décor, it’s easy to update the look of your room without having to spend a fortune.
Urban and pop art inspired rugs are a great option to brighten up any home, and look particularly amazing against laminate or wooden floors and neutral colour schemes; the rug will be the focus of the room. If nature is your thing, why not choose a rug with a safari print such as giraffes or tigers - these are generally larger sized rugs that look stunning in light and airy spaces. If space is at a premium, choose smaller, brightly coloured round rugs that will look like polka dots against a wooden or carpeted floor.
With a nod to the swinging sixties, why not select a colourful rug for kids rooms, which will add a pop of instant colour and style to any contemporary home. You won’t be able to wait to get home and sink your feet into this beautiful rug, which will brighten up even the dreariest of days. Rugs with cityscapes are a popular choice amongst young professionals, whether you choose the New York or London skyline, the Eiffel Tower or a familiar street scene such as a New York cab. These modern rugs will leave a smile on your face whether you are heading to work or just getting in from a long day, and will ensure that you leave the house with a spring in your step.
If you’re proud of your heritage, say so with style and add a Union Jack or St George’s flag rug to your living room; if you’re from North of the border, then a tartan rug or runner in shades of bright red or blue should help you to feel right at home.
Remember when choosing rugs to brighten your home that vibrant colours will also affect your mood. The colour red will enhance whatever mood you are currently feeling and is said to be an aphrodisiac as well as enhancing appetite; a great choice for the bedroom or kitchen. Violet and blue coloured rugs are soothing and relaxing, whereas green rugs are vibrant and mentally stimulating. Choose a stunning rug to fit your personality and brighten up dull days.