I’ve long believed that one of the best ways to chose a color scheme for a room is from a great rug. What better way to give your room a pop of color?
Particularly in a rental situation, you probably want to cover the flooring in some of your rooms. Let’s just say that you don’t know what pets were there before you, if you know what I mean. Or, maybe that’s just every place I’ve ever rented.
At any rate, you can go from soft and subtle to down rate crazy when it comes to rug colors in patterns. Case in point: this crazy CB2 indoor/outdoor Caution rug.
I like to encourage boldness, but maybe not quite that bold.
Instead, pair a bold pattern or print with some neutrals. I love how West Elm has layered their citron Iznik Dhurrie rug over a larger sisal rug. It adds enough color to draw the eye to it, but it’s not over the top. In fact, I think the touches of color in this otherwise neutral room are completely swoon worthy.
Last year, my friend Rhoda and I designed an entire room around a vibrant rug for Shaw Floors and HGTV. We chose the blue and green Delilah rug because we loved the colors. Although we decided to paint the walls in the room, this rug and furnishings would have still looked pulled together with a more neutral wall.
If you are looking to purchase a new rug, don’t overlook discount retailers such as Marshall’s, T.J. Maxx, and Tuesday Morning. I’ve seen beautiful rugs at all three places for great prices. If you can spend a little more, I can’t say enough good things about the HGTV Home line from Shaw. I have one of their rugs in my living room, and it is incredibly soft underfoot.
Do you have neutral rugs in your home or do you currently use them to add color to a space?