If you are feeling rather jaded when you look around your living room or bedroom and you are a bit canny with budget makeovers, probably your first thought will be – a new rug. This is a great idea because a new rug can really lift a room and is something that you can reuse elsewhere in the house when yet another makeover is needed, so your money will never be wasted. There is something you should always bear in mind, though, and that is that your new rug should not just be a bargain, it should really say something about you or it won’t fit in with the rest of your bits and pieces in the room and will always look a little out of place.
When you go out shopping for your new rug you should always make sure that you take something from the room with you; this could be to remind you of the predominant colour or the style of the room. It is all too easy to fall in love with a rug in the shop or online and completely lose sight of where it will be in the house and what it needs to go with; a very contemporary rug won’t look good in a very traditional setting, no matter how well the colours might go together.
If you are the kind of person who tends towards a chintzy look in their decor, you won’t feel comfy with a great splodgy modern design in the middle of your living room floor and conversely you won’t want a washed out flower motif if you favour bright colours and simple outlines. Every single thing in your house says something about you and floor coverings should be no exception. Although rugs are relatively inexpensive as makeover tools go, they are rarely cheap enough to be considered disposable decorating elements, so you should give some thought as to whether you really want to live with it for a while before you buy it. Ask yourself ‘is this really me?’ and if the answer isn’t a very prompt and definite ‘Yes!’ then move on to another rug. Somewhere in the shop or online you will find the very thing that sums you and your decorating style up and it is worth the time it takes to find it.