How to add rugs to your home
It’s the end of summer, and as the colors outside are slowly shifting and we prepare for colder temperatures we look forward to spending time in a cosy living space. Adjusting the design of your home for the time of year can help you enjoy the seasonal change by creating a homely space.
One of the best ways to create cosiness is by adding rugs - there’s nothing better than having warm feet on a nice carpeted floor. Rugs are the perfect decor item for comfort, softness and warmth. They can create a grounding feeling, giving everything a point to connect to either sitting in harmony with your room, or making a statement by adding an element of surprise.
Rugs can be a game changer on how a room looks and feels – in the bedroom, or in your living room, a rug can bring the pieces of the room together and offer another place to relax.
A beautiful rug as a focal point can also transform your outdoor space. Outdoor rugs are a great way of bringing the indoors out and creating a natural extension of your home.
There are many more reasons why we should have rugs in our homes. Here are some tips to help you dress up your floors with rugs this fall:
Get in the zone
Rugs add movement and define zones in an open-plan area, help with acoustics and feel great to walk on. The right rug should sit quietly in the space, connecting the colors and patterns of the room. It shouldn’t be too overpowering nor too neutral.
In an open-plan space, large rugs are the perfect way to create smaller, more intimate zones. Break up the space and highlight a cosy living area by defining the boundaries with a rug.
Style your hallway
Not many people would choose the hallway as their favorite space at home as they can sometimes be a dead space - but a stylish runner can change that. The hallway is the first thing people see when they enter your home. A runner will not only protect your flooring, but it can also create a welcoming feel and make a huge design impact on a narrow space.
Another way to create a visual connection between the hallway and the rest of your home is by placing similar style/color rugs in connecting spaces. This will make each room flow from one to the next, specifically in neutral, minimal spaces.
Choose your design scheme
Rugs can accentuate the style of a room. When choosing your rug, take into consideration other elements of your design scheme by picking colors and patterns that suits your aesthetics. Decide whether or not you want to make a statement. If you are looking for a timeless design or for a large piece for a living room, consider neutral tones and less patterns. For a bolder look, consider traditional patterns. For less of a commitment to one aesthetic, go for an interesting or vibrant design on a smaller accent rug.
Layer it up
A well-known home décor trend lately, the layered finish is a great way to bring in individuality and personality as well as add depth and texture to your home. Layering rugs provides additional textural contrast which creates more interest, several rugs in one room can give an effortless bohemian vibe, but even in more traditional spaces layering two rugs with different textures or patterns adds dimension and depth to your design.
Layering two rugs on top of one another works best in spacious rooms - for example you can try layering a rug on top of a jute rug to fill the space, or if you have a small rug that you want to use in a larger space and don’t want it to get lost. Choose a larger rug in a neutral shade and layer the smaller rug on top to create a focal point in the space.
Rugs are a great way to add texture and balance to a space, as well as visually define and finish a room. Whether it’s a cosy living room or a spacious bedroom, a rug can brighten up your home with different patterns and textures. From soft subtle patterns to striking geometric lines, dots or squares, there is the perfect place in every home for a textured rug.
One way to add texture is by choosing a jute rug that will give a three-dimensional feel to any room while still maintaining a cosy environment. The natural look is classic and practical, and the neutral color is perfect to coordinate with other decor pieces.
The texture of the rug you choose will make any room look cosy and the materials will also bring added warmth and insulation to your home.
Keep in natural
The right rug should ground a room, giving a balanced, harmonious feel. When choosing a rug, it's important to think beyond the design. The material that the rug is made from should be taken into consideration.
Whilst rugs made from synthetic materials such as acrylic or polyester are cheaper, their quality is lower and as they are often chemically-treated they can release toxic volatile organic compounds (VOC's) into the air and might be harmful to you and the environment. Eco friendly rugs are made from natural materials and are better for your health, energy efficient, enhance indoor air quality and are low maintenance.
Hand-knotted rugs use natural fibers and are considered the highest quality, with the most durability and longevity.
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