Decorating with rugs is an easy way to make your home more personal and pleasant. Rugs can change your home by bringing out the best in your furniture, or act as a colorful exclamation mark on their own. They warm your feet, help keep your house clean and even dampen the sound.
Different rugs have different advantages and are suitable in different rooms. In some rooms, for example, rugs must be hard-wearing and easy to keep clean, while in other rooms, it’s more important that they are soft, warm and cozy.
A rug on the floor puts a natural frame around each piece of furniture or furniture group. One way to choose a rug is to look for one that goes well with your sofa. The advantage of a large rug (7’x10’), that has room for the whole seating group, is that it gives a well-composed and cozy impression. Another possibility is a medium-sized rug (6’x8’), on top of which you can put the front edge of the sofa and armchairs. If you prefer a smaller rug (5’x7’) instead, the sofa can stand outside the rug and you don’t have to think about imprints from the sofa legs on the rug.
For a dining area, choose a rug that is big enough for the chairs, even when they are pushed out from the table. For a dinning table with four chairs, the rug should be 6’x8’. For a table with six to eight chairs, the rug should be at least 7’x10’.
What better way to start off your day then by putting your feet down on a soft, warm rug? Neutral colors with modest patterns create a calm atmosphere in the bedroom.
For children, flat woven cotton rugs are a good choice, since they are both easy to clean and are hard wearing. Choose a rug that has a great pattern to spark their imagination and playfulness.
Bathroom rugs have to meet special demands, especially when it comes to hygiene. Cotton rugs have proven again and again to be the best alternative – they’re easy to keep clean and you can wash them in an ordinary machine.
Rugs in the entrance and hallways feel welcoming; they also help you to keep your home clean. Entrance/hallway rugs should be durable, easy to keep clean and moisture resistant. Rugs that are attractive and practical make an entrance area even look nicer.
Choosing a rug, especially a large one, can be a bit daunting. The most important thing to remember is to choose a rug that fits your personality and taste. Luckily, rugs come in many different styles, sizes and materials, so all you have to do is let your imagination and creativity wander and you will be sure to find the right one.
One of the best kept secrets in Feng Shui design is the role that rugs play. These lovely design gems are both artistic and functional. They enable you to harness energy or can uplift the energy of any dull area. Design patterns and colors are responsible for generating harmonious energy flow in your environment to promote well-being. By knowing the inter-relationship between the elements, colors and shapes, you can further enhance the Feng Shui of any space.
So next time you are out looking for a mat or rug, pay close attention to colors and patterns. You may be pleasantly surprised by what you end up choosing if you just shift your perspective a little.
WTFS Design Team