When thinking of ways to brighten up your living space, it is often a good idea to consider using rugs. They come in all different shapes, sizes and colors so it should be relatively easy to find something to suit your needs. Often the contrast in color between the rug and the floor can look perfectly fitting and it adds a little touch of homeliness into the room.
How to Choose the Right Rug for Your Room
Choosing a rug is a fairly simple process once you understand what it is that you are looking for. Now many people do not stop to think when choosing a rug as they feel that not a lot of thought has to go into it. After all, isn’t it about walking into a store, seeing a rug that you like and then taking it home with you? Well technically yes, but there is generally a lot more to it than that.
Choosing a rug takes a lot of thought mainly because you need to get the color scheme right so that it fits in with the rest of the room. You need to think about the color of the walls, the color of the flooring and the color of your furniture. If you choose the wrong rug it could clash and the whole room would look off balance. So, think about the color scheme before you purchase anything!
If for example the walls are a pale color, you may find that a natural colored rug fits better in with the room than a purple one would. If the walls are more of a copper color then you would be better off choosing a red colored rug. You have to know which colors go better together and whilst you do not have to go for the same sort of color as the walls, you do have to go for one which compliments it. So you can choose either a neutral color or a color which adds a little subtle touch or a vibrant contrasting color which brings the focus to the rug but which does not clash with the color of the walls.
If you are stuck for ideas on which rug to choose then really an Oriental one could be a safe option. You may not realize it but an Oriental rug can actually add a little something to the room and it is not overly intrusive either. They go well with light colored walls, though they could also work equally as well with red and other warm colored walls.
Overall a rug can make a room feel less empty and it can even add a touch of warmth too. They go well on both carpets and laminate flooring and they make a great center feature for any room.