A rug is one of the best finishing touches you can invest in for your interiors. Rugs have long been a signifier of luxury, offering warmth and underfoot comfort as well as texture and pattern. A well-placed rug can be used to divide spaces, define a mood, or simply showcase the art of tapestry across your floors. Here are some ways you can overhaul your interiors using this statement accessory.
Layer a contrasting rug over an existing carpet to infuse texture and warmth. A smaller rug over a bigger one or a printed rug over a solid-coloured one would be ideal. But be wary of layering too many “warring” patterns in a room; the key is to complement the palette of the room.
Use a rug as a focal point in a room. Pick a colour from the rug and reflect it throughout - in furnishings, art, or décor objects. It’s easier to nip choices in a room to complement the rug, rather than the other way around.
In larger rooms, use an understated design with a border to ground the space together.
Let the way you arrange your furniture dictate the shape of your rug – the assumption that a rug has to be a rectangle may keep you from experimenting with a wide array of choices available.