Rugs can transform the dullest of interiors and bring color into the most clinical looking spaces is something we have observed, noted, and agreed on. If despite their versatility and transformative powers you remain unsure about giving them a place of pride in your home décor, this post might just change your mind!
Read on to know how to best use carpets to brighten up your home and make it even more beautiful.
Choosing Rugs for a Busy and Full House
While rugs can make a room go from drab to fab in a matter of minutes, you cannot pick just any. You have to carefully choose a carpet that enhances your interiors as well as fits your lifestyle. That is why sturdy wool or jute rugs in busy patterns and dark colors for households with naughty toddlers, restless pets, and hyper teenagers.
Stains, spills, dog poop, and ink marks are inevitable. You need to pick rugs that are easy to clean. It would help if it’s dark in color and boasts of bold patterns so as not to make the stains or any damage very visible.
Choose a carpet with beautiful tribal patterns for dark wood or a tiled floor. It would look great in a crowded room too, bringing an element of joy to it.
Do not place a lot of furniture on the rug though, since that will ruin the carpet’s beauty. The patterns on the carpet should be visible, not hidden. Let your carpet take center stage. Place only the front legs of your sofa or chairs on the carpet if it’s a small- to medium-sized room. Make sure the carpet is neither too big nor too small for the room.
Choosing Rugs for Big Rooms and Long Hallways
If rugs can make a small space look big, they can also brighten up enormous areas and add an element of harmony and balance to them.
A circular living room or bathroom is the perfect place to sneak in a round carpet for a touch of aesthetic appeal or just everyday glamour. Experiment with colors, textures, and patterns in rugs.
Use carpets to punctuate space in your room. Match it with the hues of cushion covers and other fabrics and upholstery in the room. You will be surprised to know that even rugs in light and muted colors can make a statement.
Bold and bright carpets can add vibrancy to rooms with light-colored furniture and flooring. However, nudes and pastels are never passé and always add sophistication and elegance to the decor. Be unique by picking rugs in nude shades with pops of color, or bright-colored rugs with patches of nude in them.
Square- or oval-shaped carpets make long hallways and rectangular living rooms look smaller, while carpets that run along the length of a hall can lend it a spacious feel.
In elongated spaces, contrast works better than co-ordination. So opt for bright-colored rugs for rooms with pastel walls and light rugs in rooms full of bright furniture. Geometric and stencil prints are other great options for rooms with contemporary or traditional décor.
Think of using multiple carpets to mark out spaces in a big room Not only will this make the room look more stylish, but also create an illusion of separate sitting areas, thus lending an effortless charm and brightness to space.
To add an element of surprise to your home décor, think of innovative designs. Move beyond the square, circle, rectangular, or oval-shaped rugs. Opt for unusual shapes and eccentric styles to spruce up your home décor.
Combine, Layer, and Experiment for Striking Homes
There are many different ways to play with carpets. Multiple rugs are not just an option for big rooms; right combinations can add depth and vibrancy to any room irrespective of its size. Be bold in your choice of colors. Pick out a rug that complements the rest of the décor. Pick another one in a contrasting color, preferably blue, orange/red, or green. Such a color scheme is guaranteed to jazz up any room.
For layering, use prints and patterns that complement each other. Also, use similar fabrics. You cannot layer a jute rug with a cotton rug. A jute rug should be layered with a jute rug or with a rug made of similar fiber.
While you can play with colors while layering, it usually works best with hues of the same family — beige and white, red and orange, pink and violet, green and blue, etc. The best part about rugs is that they make a statement like no other home décor accessory and most lend vibrancy to both traditional and contemporary interiors.
Rugs Need No Rules
While the above are useful guidelines, as you spin your own rug story, you will find many more charming elements about rugs. Go ahead and experiment. Whether it is a lovely table cloth or a worn-out towel or two, you can make beautiful rugs out of them quickly. I am sure you have found some inspiration here to use rugs innovatively in your home décor, and the process infuses warmth and brightness into your living space.