Why to Buy Rugs for the Home Decor?
Is the rug an ultimate solution when it comes to room or house décor? We heard it many times, so what about you?
Do you believe it transforms the look of the space with its warmth and coziness?
Well, we kind of agree with these statements and are here to convince you too, if you think otherwise. A rug can transform any room, effortlessly. Its simple addition not only impacts on the look and mood of a room, but also bring some practical benefits like warming your home and reducing noise.
Most of the homes, nowadays, don’t come carpeted that means you might consider buying a few rugs while moving to a new house. And we can vouch for picking it, as a rug is a multitasker and capable of enhancing the style and hiding imperfections with its simple addition.
Various reasons make the rugs a perfect item to be picked, as it adds rich detail to your living areas and makes it more exciting and worth sitting.
So, here are the top ten reasons you should go for rugs this time!
1. Use them to define the areas!
You can use the rugs to define a space, such as if the seating and dining area are in the same room, a rug can define or separate the place. This idea is mostly applicable in big rooms or studio apartments.
Rugs are considered as a great home décor to enhance its style. And we agree to this idea, as rugs come in just every color, design, material, and shape that one can think of.
If you want to define your home as a bold and bright space, celebrating colors and patterns than a whimsical and fanciful rug would be a perfect piece. While, if looking for a complement to your furniture than a traditional or neutral rug would make up for that purpose. Lastly, you can place dark rug on the light floor and vice versa for the element of contrast.
Which type of rug you should go for, modern or traditional?
- Go for modern rug, carrying a graphic, as it would be enough to create an entire world of its own, while complementing your furniture.
- And if you want to pull a theatrical feel in your space then an old, precious, and unique traditional rug would enhance the whole room with its intricate patterns, carved by the hands of the local south Asian artisans.
2. Add Variety
Rugs are perfect to be added for the touch of variety in a space. If you’re using two Rugs in the same room, it is recommended to use different sizes of rugs so that it doesn’t look like you’re using it to visually cut the room but to create a sense of variety.
Rugs instantly bring color, texture, and patterns to a space and create visual interest that reflects one’s personality and taste of style. With variation in options, it is considered as a practical option for its functional art on the floor and walls that helps in defining the mood and character of a room.
It is also a great option, or you can say replacement, if you want to freshen up the space but don’t want to paint your walls. Along with some addition of more pictures to the wall or any permanent decorative touches you can refresh the area of interest.
The rule of thumb in designing a place is to create a balance of interest for the eye. So if you have neutral colored furniture and décor then a bold floral rug would be get along the whole theme or vice versa.
3. Create Harmony
Rugs can be laid to be used as a focal piece of item in the room, so other decorative are placed in accordance. This is how you can create some harmony in the room.
Also, if using two separate rugs then it's better to select both in a sample style to complement each other. Otherwise, too many patterns can create an unpleasant effect and will do away with any kind of harmony in the space.
Apart from all other practical benefits that a rug offers, its presence can tie a space together seamlessly. This can be done by mixing neutral tones, or you can make a statement with something bold and patterned to make your room truly unique in terms of style and design. A rug can fill up the gap, if your room has any, to make it a perfect space.
4. Place it for the color scheme
You can use it for the basis of the color scheme or pallet in a room, and match everything else accordingly.
Or, if you already have your furniture in place then it can be used as an accent or tie in your existing theme of colors.
Rugs are best to bring an instant change with their soft and luxurious feel underfoot, you can transform the whole vibe of the room dramatically. Their presence allows you to divide areas, create a theme, or do repositioning of the room by just moving it around. Also, these can be exchanged for other rugs to refresh the style.
Use a favorite rug as the foundation of the color scheme in a room and coordinate all other elements accordingly to create harmony and coherence in the space. Or if you have already placed your furniture, you can keep the rugs as an element of contrast to bring some vibrance and vitality to the room.
The design, color, pattern, and material of the rug have a huge influence on the mood of the room or you can say it can change the mood easily.
Consider buying two different styles of rugs for the formal area of your house: one for the summer and one for winter. That’s how you can bring change instantly by swapping two rugs and keep refreshing the look of your room without making any big movements.
5. Balance the Volume
A rug can be an ultimate solution in both cases, either you want to soften the visuals in the room or turn up the volume, as per your need.
If your wallpapers or wall paint has an ornate pattern, a subtle rug would be the most suitable for it. And when the walls are subdued, you can go for heavy patterns or older colors to make the room livelier.
Talking about floors simply laying a rug on hardwood can instantly increase the warmth and comfort in the room. Place a rug on the side of your bed and have a layer of cushion and softness under your feet, as you step out in the morning.
This brings a solution to the chilly hardwood floor in the winter, so you move around freely on cold nights.
If your floor had a rough surface and your feet doesn’t feel comfortable over it, you can simply add a pair of similar style of rug and cover the good area of the space to make it cozy for foot traffic.
6. Create a Focal Point
Place the rug as the focal point in the space, as rugs can make a huge difference in the room. You can paint your walls a tone that resonates with any one of the shades presents in the Rugs patterns.
Rugs provide a creative visual layer, making it easier to transform the way your room casually looks. If you place it as a focal point and decide on color pallet and hues according to the rug’s base, then you can bring some extraordinary change, for example, you can turn a room that is cold and dreary to warm and vibrant. These changes make the room more welcoming and sitting-worthy, as that rug had tied the whole room together.
The great thing about the rug is that it is available in every color, pattern, and material that one can think of and that makes your decision-making more convenient.
A good design of a rug can become a bold focus in your room, as you can use it to unify your color scheme. You can add matching pillows and artwork to make it more harmonious and turn your room into a total visual treat.
7. Dress up the wall
A very unconventional way of styling the Rug is to hang it over the wall and display it like a centerpiece or backdrop.
It can make your whole space more vibrant and classic, at the same time.
Things to consider before adding a rug on the wall!
* Size/Weight: Depending on the size of the wall and weight of the rug, select an appropriate hanging method and tools. Also, avoid an uneven distribution of weight when hanging which can cause a heavy rug to wrap or sometimes rip.
* Sunlight/Heat: You can prevent the fading process of rugs by avoiding hanging them in direct sunlight or front of a fireplace o heating duct.
* Damage: by not placing rugs on the floor you can protect them from fast wear and tear, but handing or pining them can also directly affect the dye or fiber of the rug in the long run. So, try a safe and secure method of hanging.
8. Play with the shapes
It is not necessary that the rug has to be rectangle in shape, new trends have introduced various new shapes that you can try.
You can pick the shape according to your furniture and its style. Experiment with shapes and choose the one that goes best with your room’s furniture arrangement.
9. Always get the Right Size
While buying a room-size rug, you should subtract 3 feet from the length and width of the room. The left space over the edges makes the room look a little, larger.
Also, when laying a rug under your dining table, leave at least 24” of the rug from the edge of the table. This is how the chair's back legs stay on the rug, even when pulled out to sit.
And the runners should be 4 inches narrower than your hallway and 18 to 24” shorter, to make sure they are wide enough to accommodate both feet on the rug when you walk.
10. Have A New Room Makeover!
Try to experiment with new rugs and pillows more often to give a fresh look to the space. It can happen with every new season, or on some special occasions like Christmas or family get-to-gather.