Are you using your area rugs to their full potential? Let your décor do more for your home by ditching bland designs in favor of statement colors and bold patterns.
Often overlooked by homeowners, stylish statement rugs are one of the best home décor picks for totally transforming a living space and creating visual interest. Don’t let patterns and vibrant hues dissuade you from thinking outside the box! There are a few foolproof tips to picking and placing perfect rugs that any homeowner can follow.
Let Your Home Be Your Guide
Look around you. What colors are evident in your space? Use them to inspire you when selecting a rug. Above, the designer took the dark piano, dark mantle, white walls, white couches and metallic décor into consideration when selecting this beautiful chevron rug, tying the colors of the space together.
Play Up Your Favorite Patterns
Have a pattern you already love in your favorite room? Whether it’s toile, herringbone or a custom Southwestern print, don’t be afraid to play it up. Here, the designer liberally mixed Southwestern-themed patterns with throw pillows on seats and sofas and selected a larger version inspired by those patterns for the floor. The pattern of your rug does not need to match other decor precisely but should take design and color into consideration from other aspects of the space.
Shape a Space
Area rugs aren’t just for coverage; they can also provide structure to a communal or lounge space within your home (all the more reason to pick a piece that draws attention)! Here, the designer drew colors from other parts of the room, selecting an elegant pattern in a long, rectangle shape that contrasts the room’s round table yet plays upon the strong shapes of these unique dining chairs. The rug sections off the dining-specific area of the room while complementing the dark espresso hardwood floor, offering visual interest with the lighter parts of the pattern.
Go forth and pick boldly for your unique interior space!