Choosing the Right Area Rug for Your Space

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Along with other major design elements, choosing the right rug for your space is important to the overall look of the room. Some people even choose their floor coverings first, allowing them to create a decorating plan around vintage area rugs or other special carpets they love.

Adding Color

To balance your space, choose an area rug featuring the main colors in your interior design scheme. Use it as an extra opportunity to add your chosen hues in the room. To add extra colors into the scheme, find a two-toned or multicolored rug. Choose a complementary hue on the color wheel for a more monochromatic feel or pick a color opposite of the other main design elements to create more drama and focal points throughout your home.

Adding Visual Interest

The right rug brings an added element of visual interest through its shape and pattern, as well as its color. Choose one with contemporary geometrical shapes to modernize a space, or tribal designs to reinforce an ethnic theme. Many vintage rugs feature floral patterns with subdued leaves and blossoms, and current fashionable contain bold floral patterns, as well. In addition to the pattern, area rugs come in a variety of sizes and shapes to complement the size of the space, as well as mimic the lines of other design elements in the room, such as circular rugs to match rounded tables and seating.

Sticking True to Time

If you are renovating an older house and want to stick close to the style of the era in which it was built, antique area rugs add an air of authenticity to any period space. Choose the larger rugs for your home based on the other floor coverings throughout it. For example, use carpet runners for hallways that match the area rugs in adjacent rooms. Throughout history, many interior design schemes included hanging beautiful rugs on the wall as decorative tapestries, as well as used them underfoot. A beautiful rug doubles as an art piece in any space, no matter if it is on the floor or utilized in other ways.

Whether your floor coverings are the last item you cross off on your furnishing list or the first thing you look for when redoing a room, take the time to find the right one to showcase your unique style. Use a matching area rug to finish off your existing interior design plan flawlessly; or revamp your decorating scheme into a whole new direction with the right rug.