Adding colour and texture with an area rug

2015-10-22 06:00
Rugs come in many colours and designs that can instantly spice up a living space. When talking about focal points or ‘wow factor’, sometimes all it takes is an attention-grabbing area rug.
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Rugs come in many colours and designs that can instantly spice up a living space. When talking about focal points or ‘wow factor’, sometimes all it takes is an attention-grabbing area rug. PHOTO: supplied

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DESIGNER Andreea Avram Rusu believes that a good rug can anchor the entire composition of a room. She says an area rug can provide either something unexpected or add a jolt of colour.

“Don’t be afraid to use a bold colour or rich pattern. Set against a white floor, white walls and white upholstered chairs, a zebra-inspired rug adds a shock of colour and becomes the focal point in a room,” she said.

If you have a space that’s filled with a warm range of metallic accents, go for an eclectic feel. Mix rare art deco pieces and contemporary art and designs, and tie them all together using a luxurious rug that incorporates all the metallic hues in the room.

Contemporary designs come to life with just a touch of casual attitude. A chenille rug in pale hues will lighten a room and work wonderfully when paired with a stone-clad fireplace and dark-wood flooring.

Rugs are ideal for separating spaces within a large, open-plan room.

So, should furniture be placed on or off a rug? That’s entirely up to you and how the rug fits in the space. You can choose to place furniture halfway on a rug, or let furniture float on top of a rug. For example, a large graphic rug can be used to define a space and show the effectiveness of having all the furniture legs placed on the rug.

Animal prints continue to feature in designer homes. A faux zebra rug is right at home in an eclectic combination of modern and contemporary furniture.

A light-coloured rug, when combined with dark furniture and flooring, instantly lifts and lightens up a small space.

Rugs are wonderful at introducing colour to a room, or bringing colours together for a balanced setting. Who needs wall art when you have a kaleidoscope of colour on the floor?

If you need to add a feeling of warmth to a room, add a rug in warm tones such as yellow, orange or red.

The colour in a living room can flow up from the floor onto the couch and continue up the walls if you’ve chosen the right area rug and décor accessories. The rug is the centrepiece of the setting and anchors everything in place. - Property24

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