How to Decorate with Area Rugs

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You will notice that a room will immediately brighten when you add an area rug. An area rug adds beauty and style to a room and brings the different pieces together. The warmth that an area rug adds to a home is also amazing. Plus, rug cleaning can be scheduled less often than carpet cleaning.

However, this doesn’t mean that you should just throw area rugs anywhere in your home. There are tips you can apply to help you use area rugs to decorate your home. Here are some of them.

Use them to separate areas

Area rugs can be a great way to separate or define different areas of the house. For example, they can mark the seating room area, the foyer and so on. You will particularly see the importance of doing this if you are living in a studio apartment or you have large rooms that you would like to separate.

Use rugs to bring harmony

If you decide to put more than one area rug in a room then those rugs should bring a feeling of harmony. They should be a color that complements one another. Having several area rugs that all have different colors and styles brings confusion to a room.

Use area rugs to create a color scheme

Did you know that an area rug can give you the direction to follow when decorating your home? All you need to do is choose your favorite area rug then use it colors to come up with the color scheme you will use in that room. Do not worry if you have already bought furniture for the room or have already done some decorations. You will simply choose an area rug that adds a beauty to the existing colors.

It can act as a focal point

An area rug can become the focal point of a section of the house because rugs can make bold statements. For example, you can take on of the rug colors that stand out or that you prefer to use as part of your color scheme and paint your walls the same color. This will create a beautiful contrast and people’s eyes will definitely focus on the area rug when they step into that room.

Experiment with shapes

Decorating is all about trying different things. Therefore you shouldn’t be afraid to experiment with various shapes when it comes to area rugs. No one said that you only need to use rectangular rugs. Look at the way you’ve arranged your furniture and you’ll get the sense of the shape of the rug that best suits your space. Area rugs come in oval, square or round shapes too so you have a variety to choose from.

Use an area rug to regulate how busy your house looks

Something as simple as an area rug gives your house the perfect ‘volume’ in terms of how busy it looks. For example, if your interior décor is too safe or dull then you can buy a bright, and busy rug that will add life to the room. Rugs with patterns can do the trick here. However, if your furniture and walls are too busy and too bright then you can bring in a plain rug to tone it down.