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The Beauty Of Designing With Rugs

Updated: Jan 24, 2019

Flooring is fundamental to the outcome of your interior design. In this post we touch on the use of rugs as a way of bringing about a sense of cohesiveness to your space and enhancing the look and feel of your design. Click images for details



These days the majority of homes come fitted with hard floors such as wood, laminate or tiles in all rooms.



Whilst hard flooring has an abundance of benefits and is exceptionally easy to maintain in comparison to wall to wall carpeting which was very popular in years gone by, hard floors can leave your space feeling a little cold and sterile.



A rug not only to add a sense of cosiness and warmth to a room, it can also soften up the sound of the room that is often not as inviting as the hard floor underneath it.



Rugs serve to bring together all elements of the room, acting as a unifying factor of design


Rugs serve to bring together all elements of the room, acting as a unifying factor of design. They can be used to divide large spaces into conceptually divide it into separate spaces. They are a great way for preserving expensive antique flooring in areas of high traffic such as the hallway



Things To Consider When Choosing a Rug

Choose a rug that either highlights, accents, contrasts or harmonises design elements of the room and decor. You don’t necessarily need to match exactly colours you have in the room to your rug as you may end up with a room that lacks depth and character. A rug with multiple highlights will give you the flexibility you need to switch up your design in the future. Click images for details.



A rug with multiple highlights will give you the flexibility you need to switch up your design in the future

Be sure to pick a rug that is right for the size of the room and space in which it will be used. It should be proportionate to the size and scale of the room. A rug is not supposed to cover-up the entire floor area of the room, after all its purpose is not one of wall to wall carpeting! If the rug is too large it will completely overwhelm the design and furniture in the room. Click images for details



Ideally all the furniture should be perfectly framed on the rug, legs of chairs either just touching the edge of the rug or ever so slightly away from it leaving a proportionate space around it. The rug should run parallel to the room or along the longest piece of furniture such as a sofa. If your rug is going to act as a centre piece then make sure that where there is a cantered design it is visible and not covered by any other furniture. Click images for details




Consider the type of fibres you would prefer the rug to be made of. Would you only go for a rug made of natural fibres such as wool, jute, hair-on-hide or are you equally happy to go with a rug made of synthetic fibres? If the rug is to be used in a high traffic area its durability will be paramount. Click images for details.




Don’t be afraid to go all out bold and boujee or Scandinavian clean cut minimal. It’s your rug, your space, your design, your rules!

Lastly, your rug should reflect your style and the vision you have for the room in which it will be placed! Don’t be afraid to go all out bold and boujee or Scandinavian clean cut minimal. It’s your rug, your space, your design, your rules!




Click images for details and be sure to take a look at our rug choices on the Our Picks page



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