9 Tips for Decorating with Rugs

9 Tips for Decorating with Rugs

There are many reasons why you should decorate a room with a rug. It could be to make the room less boring, bring color to the surroundings or add a bit of uniqueness to a place. In any case, placing a rug correctly in a room could help cultivate a more welcoming environment. Here in this article, we will discuss different tips and tricks for you to keep in mind when decorating with rugs:

1. Control the volume
Use your rugs to quieten a room visually or maybe turn up the volume if need be. If your wallpaper or upholstery has an ornamental pattern, try picking a rug that complements it or is more subtle. You can also try to mix it up and try a busier or bolder pattern to add more interest to the room.

2. Get A few ideas for a color scheme
Every room needs to have a color scheme; this helps everything inside the room remain. If you wish to add it after you have your furniture in place, you can use the rug to accent or tie in all the existing colors.

3. Beautify a wall
You can even use a rug as a wall hanging to create a focal point in your room.

4. Use rugs to define areas
You can use rugs as a sort of partition for your room to define specific areas. Like placing a rug to indicate the separate areas, such as seating or dining areas, and foyers. This technique is usually best for studio type apartments or larger open floor plan rooms.

5. Variety
You can use different sized rugs to create variety in a space.

6. Harmony
When using multiple rugs, each rug should complement each other to create harmony or unity in the room.

7. Make sure you get the right size
If you choose to buy a room size rug, try subtracting at least 3 feet from the room’s original size to make sure it fits inside. Leaving the floor bare at the edges makes the room look a little larger. When laying a rug under your dining table, leave at least 24″ of the rug from the edge of the table out on all sides. This enables the back legs of the chairs to stay on the rug, even when pulled out to let someone sit. So ensuring you get the right size isn’t just feng shui but practical and logical as well.

8. Update a room
Change the color scheme or the pillows and rugs to update the colors for the changing seasons. Not only does this give you a chance to clean your previously used sheets and rugs but it also gives new life to your room to welcome the changing seasons.

9. Play around with different shapes
Rugs often come in different shapes and sizes. This gives you room to choose the ideal rug for your room. Try letting the way you group your furniture dictate the right shape of the rug you should use. This not only complements the furniture and the rug but the color schemes as well.

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