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Rugs are so versatile they have become the latest “go to” accessory for your home.
Available at almost any price point, they can be added to a room scheme to create a stunning statement piece, help zone an open-plan living area, soften noise levels or bring in a new colour or pattern to a scheme.
Rugs and open plan living
Rugs come into their own in an open plan living space.
Not only can they make a large space feel more homely, rugs can help create zones to give a sense of definition to the room.
The simple addition of this pink rug (below) immediately defines the area for the desk and adds a fun element of colour and pattern to the otherwise white décor.
The price of rugs can vary hugely, from high-end, hand woven antique Persian wool and silk, to machine made polypropylene or natural fibres.
Rugs to Add Texture, Pattern and Colour
Rugs come in a variety of sizes, shapes, colours and patterns and that’s what makes them so useful in interior decorating.
Bespoke rugs, ordered to your specification and colour scheme can add a personal touch to your scheme.
A rug to add the ‘wow’ factor
If you’re like to introduce some pattern to an otherwise plain room, or want more colour to ‘lift’ a scheme, a rug can be a great way to bring in an instant ‘wow’ factor.
Rugs are the perfect way to add texture to a scheme too, as shown in this living room space (below). The mainly neutral colour palette is brought to life with the rug, alongside some stylish, textured accessories.
Rugs with a bold design
Bold designs on a rug can become the focal point of a room’s décor.
A strong geometric pattern for example can become a stylish statement, which can easily be changed when you want to update the look of the room.
Note how the accessories in these two images complement the colour and geometric design of the chosen rugs.
Rugs are an inexpensive way to add your personal style to a rental property without changing the overall décor of the space (which your landlord may object to). And don’t forget you can take your rug with you when you move!
Obviously, health and safety must be taken into consideration when choosing rugs in a scheme. Be careful if you are designing a room for the elderly or where a rug could become a trip hazard.
Rugs, when they are used in the right place and for the right reasons are truly the unsung heroes of interior design.