Experimenting with home decor is one of the best ways to brighten up your living space and give it a stylish spin. There’ve definitely been times when you’ve looked around your home and marvelled at the artsy haven that you’ve created for yourself and your family.
But, if you’ve already added lanterns, curtains, and antique furniture to your home, and you still feel something is amiss, how about enhancing it with area rugs?
An area rug will add warmth and substance to your dwelling and make it a visually appealing work of art.
Here are some ways in which you can artfully use area rugs in your home’s nooks and crannies.
1.Place Colour Coordinating Rugs In Your Bedroom
If you’ve grey or cream-colored furniture and drapes in your bedroom, get a matching area rug to establish a sense of harmony and bliss.
Place the rug under the sofa set, but make sure that its back legs are on the floor and its front legs on the rug. This will demarcate the sleeping area from the sitting region of the bedroom without hampering the room’s cohesiveness as a functional space.
If you’ve a large bedroom, then you can place smaller rugs near the bed, so that every morning when you wake up and slip on your home shoes, you’re greeted with the pleasing sight of the rug.
2.Redefine Your Living Room With A Center Rug
A centre rug placed right in the middle of your living room will not only accentuate the overall appeal, but will also rugs add a dash of brilliance to the room. This can be achieved quite effortlessly if you choose the right rug.
Unlike your bedroom, you can choose a contrast-coloured rug for the living area. So, if you’ve brown leather sofas or a chesterfield in this part of the house, you can place a cream-coloured fur rug underneath. The softness of the fur rug will complement the sleek, rustic appeal of the leather sofa.
On the other hand, if you have wooden furniture or a modern sofa set, you can throw a persian carpet into the mix to give your contemporary living room a classic twist.
3.Brighten Up The Kitchen With A Vibrant Rug
Kitchens are usually done up in neutral tones which can get quite boring after a while. You can easily brighten up this space using a vibrant carpet and some indoor plants. Choose from rugs featuring textile art or a quirky floral print to create a contrast with the plain-looking cabinets and countertops.
You can place the carpet wherever you want, but just make sure that it’s away from the sink and cooking area. If you have an eat-in kitchen, you can place the rug underneath the dining table or bar stools.
No matter what rug you choose for your kitchen, make sure that it can be easily cleaned, because there are chances of food or drink spillage in this part of the house.
4.Spruce Up The Kids’ Room With A Comfortable, Playful Rug
The kids’ room is one place that can be remodelled very easily because all children want a little novelty in their lives. You can get the entire floor covered with a rug if your kids prefer sitting, reading, or playing on the floor.
On the other hand, you can also place one or more colourful rugs in the room. Get a rug with an eccentric typographic print or with your kids’ favourite cartoon character printed on it. But, before you go ahead and buy one, make sure that it is easily washable and lightweight, which gives children the freedom to move it around the room as they please.
5.Beautify The Patio/Balcony With An Outdoor Rugs
Beautiful patios or balconies with a view of the sea or a garden can be enhanced even further by using an outdoor rug. Tap into your creativity while choosing rugs online, because anything from a textured to a hand-knitted rug will be suitable for this part of the house.
However, if you want to play it safe, then you can buy a saddle stitch all-weather rug and place it underneath the balcony chairs or the patio couches. These rugs are very durable and they can be used to complement all types of furniture. You just have to buy the right size so that all the furniture legs sit on the rug and not just the front legs.
You can further beautify the outdoor space by placing some bold-coloured cushions on the carpet. You could also place plants in porcelain pots around the patio to create a fresh, natural ambience.
The right rug can your home an instant makeover. So, if you’ve been thinking of rejuvenating your home, try using a few rugs and you’ll see a marked difference.
Smita Diwan a Television Journalist and Communication Specialist with an experience of 10 years in media and leading satellite channels started whatshelikes.in as a digital hub for women in India. Smita specialises in Lifestyle, Home Decor, Health, Food and Product reviews. When she is not working,she is researching or practising yoga! @SmitaDiwan