One of the most easiest and common decoration used to completely transform a room is a rug. Rugs can be found easily, they come in a huge variety of sizes, styles, colours and textures. They can be simply added anywhere in a room to give it a completely different look.
Rugs can be the main feature of a room, for example, an area rug will fill most of the room and will be striking and will automatically draw the eye. You can hang rugs on the walls, rugs can be placed under furniture or hall runners can be placed around furniture or in the hallway. Rugs are so versatile that it really is up to the decorator to decide what to choose.
One has to consider what effect they want the rug to make on a room. Most people would want a rug in a place for visitors and the family to relax, but it could also be a welcoming hall runner or a beautifully artistic wall hanging in a busier environment. Many people would choose an aesthetically pleasing rug, perhaps with a geometric pattern for a contemporary look or an oriental rug for a classic, more traditional look. Shaggy rugs can give a great vintage look and wool rugs can be great for a neutral, soft look.
Taste varies from person to person. Whilst one person may prefer a traditional decorating style and colour scheme, another may prefer a modern style. Some like their colours to blend and match and some love them to contrast. When decorating with a rug, or several rugs, sometimes it is a case of trial and error in helping to decide the best look for your designated room. Whereas one rug might look fantastic in the shop, when bringing it home it might have completely the opposite effect. Before returning it however, try the rug in another room or maybe consider changing your decor to suit the rug rather than a rug to suit the decor.
It is not necessary to follow magazine’s and interior designer’s advice on rugs, just use your imagination and what you find pleasing to the eye.