Decorating your home with a rug makes it livelier and inviting. There are many things to take into consideration when choosing the correct rug in order to decorate your home. The patterns and colors play an essential role but also important is the size and the material.
Your personal choice has a lot to add but blending the interior design of the house by including a rug needs to be in such a way as to provide a nice visual effect of the whole surrounding.
The rug can be used as decor all over the house; indoors, outdoors, in the living room, the kitchen, the bathroom, the hallway and many other areas in the home.
Where ever you are using the rug, you need to determine what effect or impression the room should display with the use of the rug.
If you want the rug to be the focal point; then putting a rug with bold, bright and contrasting colors can bring attention to the rug to anyone walking inside the room.
You can also use the rug in order to define a certain furniture or set of furniture. In such instances, the rug should be large enough so as to define a small island where the furniture is placed.
You can also use a rug in order to enhance a room color. This can be done by selecting a rug that is of the same color as the dominant color in the room. You may also use contrast by selecting a rug with color that is contrasting to the color of the room. A rug with warm, neutral color adds a sense of warmth and texture to a room.
The rug should be of the correct size so after determining the purpose or effect that you want the rug to give in a room, you will need to determine the correct size for the room in which you want the rug to be.
Determining the size requires just a few measurements. Some rooms may require the rug to cover the whole area of the floor others such as when defining a group of furniture need only cover a portion of the room but has to be big enough in order to make an impact.
If you have furniture such as a couch surrounding the area where you want to place the rug, the rug should cover the area and fit under the feet of the couch.
Wool is often a good material for decorating with rugs. Besides giving a nice feel underfoot, wool is very durable and resistant to dust mites. For a more warm option, cotton rugs can be used as they are quite good and sometimes can also keep the room warm.
Whatever choice of rug that you make, taking into consideration the size of the room the material as well as the color and pattern of the rug in such a way for them to blend with the design and furniture of the room should provide you with great visual effect and very nice rooms.