Between hardwood flooring and cozy carpet selections, there is a multitude of flooring options to choose from when figuring out what best suits your interior decor. Unfortunately, all of them require you to make a (somewhat) permanent decision, a decision that will be laced with extra costs and unnecessary energy. However, there is a solution for this stressful situation — rugs.
These colorful arrangements of thread and yarn can command the ambiance of any room. Whether it is a hand-made Persian rug or last season’s Ikea purchase, rugs give home stylists the flexibility they need to design something magical indoors.
by Sutro Architects / Aaron Leitz Photography
Picking out a piece of furniture is like journeying to find a partner in life. But sometimes when we think we found the right piece of future (or the right decor design), other options begin to throw themselves at us.
Just like every other kind of relationship, commitment can be tough. But it shouldn’t always be that way, and luckily, it isn’t. This is the one time that cheating is allowed. Give yourself a little breathing room and introduce flooring options that are not set in stone. With rugs, you can maintain a level of freshness in your design and the level of interest you hold for your home.
Think of it this way: Rugs are those random splashes of color you throw into your home to make it more alluring. They are interior building blocks that you can experiment with to introduce a whole new ambiance in the living room, bedroom, bathroom and hallway – the possibilities are endless.
Sugar and Spice Makes the Room Look Nice
When it comes to the complete presentation of your home, it might be nice to stay on the safer side of design. Just because you choose to keep a simple color scheme or a more humble atmosphere doesn’t mean you need to extinguish the fire that’s fueled by bright ideas. Homes with a more relaxing vibe generally feature a more distinctive type of rug to make the puzzle complete.
Rugs do not need to be extravagantly flamboyant; instead, one little distinction can spark a whole level of interest. Depending on the kind of mood you are going for, a rug with a unique character will do wonders for any room.
by Dyna Contracting
by Leslie Ann Abbott / Dennis Mayer Photography
Everything But Modern
It is easy to get caught up in mainstream ideas like modernism, minimalism and all the other “isms” out there in the design world. Sometimes it’s nice to just embrace our roots and let tradition take its course. Ethnic patterns and themed designs dominate the other spectrum of elegance and beauty. They illustrate a world that is enriched with culture and fantasies, creating a cozy and warming setting that is highly sought after by professional and amateur designers alike.
Patterns, Patterns and More Patterns
Solid colors are bold and brilliant enough to make a big statement as soon as you come into contact with them; patterns, on the other hand, will flirt with your emotions. The right kind of pattern can even enhance your level of energy. With so many different patterns to choose from, you can change the attitude of the room every now and again. Roll up a rug and replace it with something new every month if you like.
by Shirley Meisels / Stephani Buchman Photography
by Iden Convey
Rugs are a unique medium of artistic expression; they are accents within the home that provide ample amounts of color, beauty and life. Without being too domineering, the perfect rug will speak of your elegant tastes and demonstrate to others the level of creativity you embody. But if you are going for a bold and extravagant wild card, rugs will also get the job done. When you are playing around with ideas, just know that whenever you decide to roll out a new piece of flooring, you will explore another part of creativity that you didn’t even know existed.
by Jae Chang / Rob Kassabian Photography
by Drew McGukin Interiors / Brett Beyer Photography