You’ve just decorated, you feel like something is missing. Or perhaps you just fancy a change? A rug, or several, can help you. Rugs can instantly change a room or a hallway, transforming it into a cosier, warmer and more stylish area that will be the envy of your visitors. A carefully placed rug can create space, giving the illusion of a bigger room and home, whilst adding style and bringing the whole style of the room together.
Rugs come in such variety it can be quite overwhelming! If you aren’t sure then stick to the basics rather than splash out on a loud rug that could stick out like a sore thumb. Try circular or oval rugs for under coffee tables or sofa’s to create a modern and sophisticated look. If you are looking for a traditional look then a large area rug with an ornate pattern can look fantastic, especially if smaller rugs of the same pattern are used throughout the home. Oriental rugs can look beautiful in a plain and simplistic room with minimal decor, or an Asian themed home.
Texture is important to think about as the difference between a shaggy rug and a wool rug can make a huge impact on the look of your room, for example sheepskin rugs can look classy when used correctly but that class can turn to crass when place with the wrong decor. Rugs can be used almost anywhere, a great idea is using a large traditional rug under the dining room table to create a statement and focal point to the room. This rug should be big enough to accommodate for the chairs, creating a great relaxed atmosphere with a touch of class. Rugs used in the bedroom should be fluffy and cosy to increase comfort and style to your place of rest.
Rugs are designed to enhance a home so choose one to really compliment your decor and furniture without creating a clash. You can create a new and unique style throughout your home by adding rugs to each area that balance well with each other, giving the style of your home a consistency that designers dream of. There are many ways to get ideas and advice for what rug to choose for your home, whether it be websites, magazines, designers or even friends’ advice, just make sure your home looks the way you want it to.