If you are not yet in the home of your dreams, adding warm beige rugs to any room in your house is a very practical choice because you can be certain that when you move into another place on your way to that perfect dwelling, they can go with you and will fit right in. Beige is typically seen as a neutral colour that can be quite boring, but in fact there are many shades which can come under the beige umbrella and they all have something to add to any room. From the creamiest cafe au lait to a warm beech, beige can add different looks to a room depending on its background.
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. If on the other hand the room is decorated in the darker colours to give the ‘gentleman’s club’ look, a paler colour in the mink palette can lighten it up and make it more suitable for everyday use.
Beige is sometimes considered impractical because it gets dirty but actually beige rugs tend to look good for longer than something of a more definite colour. If the pile is long the rug might need a shake but foot marks do tend to blend into the beige rug whereas they would show as a ‘track’ on a red or blue one. After all, much of the dirt we bring in one our feet is in the beige spectrum! Beige rugs are often made of unbleached wool and this is a particularly practical fibre as it comes up smiling time after time. Although it is not a good idea to use very harsh cleaners on a wool rug, washing doesn’t really change the pile significantly as a rule and as the colour has not been dyed into the fibre but is the actual colour of the sheep, it doesn’t tend to fade or become patchy with time. If you are lucky enough to have a wool and raw silk mixture rug as a luxurious addition to your bedroom, you can be sure you will have and enjoy it for years to come.