I’m envious of all the cool people that can carry off a Moroccan style rug such as the Beni Ourain rug or one of the really good knock offs. Their spaces seem so relaxing and Zen and well just really cool.
That is far from my reality-with kids and dogs in and out of the house all day I need a rug that will hide it all. I was then thrilled to see all of the colorful Turkish Kilim rugs that started popping up everywhere in the blogosphere.
There are numerous reasons to choose an amazing, colorful, patterned rug for your space. Take a look at the list…
Every room needs one statement making piece in it to bring that “Wow” factor. It could be an oversized piece of original art, an amazing chandelier, a jewel toned velvet sofa, a great patterned wallpaper, curtain panels in a custom fabric…..or a colorful eye catching area rug. A statement making rug can be that focal point and won’t cost you a fortune. It will instantly update and wake up an otherwise tired room.
A bold rug can act as a springboard in a room. You can build and layer your room with the rug as the color inspiration. You can pick a few colors from the rug in order to create your color palette for that room and the surrounding rooms. It’s then easy to pull the colors and match your throw pillows and other accessories.
HIGH TRAFFIC AREAS
Colors and patterns do wonders for hiding stains whether it be on furniture or floors. In homes where there are children and pets constantly in and out of the house a light non patterned area rug would be a disaster. It’s inevitable that in areas such as the entry, foyer, kitchen, mudroom, and laundry room dirt will be tracked in, however, with a colorful statement rug you will have no worries plus it looks fabulous.
A colorful rug is a great place to experiment for a color shy person. If you have been playing it safe with neutrals go out on a limb and get that statement making rug. It won’t be overwhelming because the color pops from below and doesn’t completely envelop you as a bold wall color would. This allows you to then play it safe with your investment pieces such as furniture and choose neutral classic fabrics that you won’t tire of. You’re also not locked into it because it’s as non permanent as you can get. A rug is easy to remove or move from room to room.
A colorful statement rug is perfect for the layering rug trend. Why even layer? If you find or have a rug that you love that is perhaps too small for the large space you had in mind you can still use it! Just layer it over a simple solid rug that will then create a border effect. It also allows you to buy that amazing rug that you can only afford in the smaller size.
No matter what style you are looking to achieve there is a perfect colorful rug that will fit the bill. If you want to achieve a relaxed, casual, boho type look then you will look for a Turkish/Kilim style rug. Perhaps you are drawn to more classic/traditional interiors then you will want a Persian/Oriental type style. The contemporary, modern, mid-century look can be achieved by the numerous Geometric/Graphic rugs that are available today.
I took my own advise and purchased a bold/statement making rug for our family room. It is going to be a Starting Point for the room. The room is not completely empty but I am on a mission to refresh the room little by little. Some things will stay and some will go. Next post I will share with you what I have planned and what the room looks like now.
Also coming up I will share with you a selection of bold rugs from each of the styles that I mentioned and where you can purchase them. I was going to include them in this post but on second thought it really deserves it’s own post.