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Defining Your Space with Area Rugs

Open floor plans are beautiful and many newer homes are constructed with open floor plans, but sometimes it can be hard to define the space.  Without walls to distinguish the living room from the kitchen or dining area everything can kind of drift together.  There is an easy fix to that, you can lay out how the room is supposed to look by using area rugs.  Defining your space with area rugs creates the illusion of separate spaces without the need for dividers or walls.

Using Matching Rugs

With using area rugs in an open floor plan if you use a different style of rug to define each space then it can get busy and distracting.  On the other hand if you use rugs that match only in different sizes you can separate the space while maintaining harmony.  If matching rugs can seem, well…a bit boring then you can avoid that issue by putting the same bold rugs on opposite sides of the space.  This way you can have different patterns without them clashing or all being the same, use a neutral style of rug in the middle.  The neutral colored rug should be in the same color palette to give the feeling of congruity.  Here is some help defining that open floor plan.

Try Different but Solid Colors

You can use different colored rugs if you work with solid colors.  You may still want them in the same color palette to maintain the fluidity of open concept design.  For instance if you use a rich yellow or gold in the dining room then an an area rug of burnt orange will go beautifully to define the space in the living area.

Using Runners

Instead of dividing the space with walls you can beautiful runners as well.  You can get them in varying lengths and patterns and they are incredibly versatile if you decide to rearrange the furniture.  If you have an intimate seating area in the living room then a runner that goes behind your couch or chairs can effectively divide off the area.

Area rugs can be so much more than just a means to keep your feet warm, they are pieces or art combined with function.  They can be a focal point in your room, a splash of color and character or used to mark off the spaces in your home.  Find a reputable rug dealer that help you choose the perfect rug for your home.…

By Bennett September 20, 2018 Off

Make Your Area Rug Your Focal Point

Make Your Area Rug Your Focal Point

An area rug is a versatile piece of interior design that can make the room feel warmer, bigger or just add some color to it.  You have a wide variety of materials, designs and colors to work with.  You can make your area rug your focal point and design the rest of the room around them.  You can have a conversation area in the middle of a big room that provides warmth and texture rather than hard floors under your feet.

Benefits of Using an Area Rug

If you get an oval or round rug it can balance all the square elements in your room.  It is perfect to create the illusion of a bigger space, especially when you have a smaller room.  Area rugs are ideal for condos or apartment living and round rugs can soften the space.  You can play around with textures and colors that complement the flooring underneath.  If you have a large room you can create an intimate conversation area that is both warm and inviting.  Area rugs can create a high end designer appearance without the expense of hiring a high end designer.

Choosing the Perfect Area Rug

With a round area rug you have more options to change the look of your space, it is easier to invoke a sense of symmetry and balance within your surroundings.  If you opt to use a rounded area rug as the focal point of the room then find one that has a design in the center.  If your rug won’t be the focal point then look for one that has a softer pattern or even a solid color.  If you have bold patterned furniture or window coverings then again a softer style of area rug will work better.

If you want to make your room look larger then pick an area rug with big and bold patterns.  You can choose something with an abstract design or something floral to make it work.  If you want a rug to work with your existing furniture then take fabric or paint swatches with you when you are shopping for a rug.  Measure out your room and the area that you want to put the rug to make sure you don’t get something too big or too small.  Check with the store to make sure that you can return the rug if it doesn’t work with your décor.

You can easily make your area rug your focal point of the design in your living room.  You have so many options as to size, color and patterns.…

By Bennett September 19, 2018 Off