Since this was all somewhat new to me, I found myself questioning sizes, patterns (like is a pink rug too bold for a kitchen?) and layout (how do I select rugs for an open floor plan?) so I reached out to Summer from Adeas Interior Design for advice countless times. If rugs ever leave you feeling somewhat overwhelmed keep reading because our expert designer, Summer is back this month with a new post in the Summer Series sharing some of her best rug decor tips. Also, check out her original work in the photos below for inspiration!
When faced with wanting to change a space in your home, the task can seem daunting. Is it a paint color, a sofa, artwork, a rug……where do you start? Well the answer is really easy, whatever comes first! If you fall in love with a piece of art, then work your room around those colors to create your space. A favorite color is a great to way to get the mood going for a space, and if you are lucky and can start with a rug, that’s a great place to get inspired and find direction. When choosing a rug though, try to stick to some basic designer techniques to get the right size rug to fit your space. The right type of rug can really pull a room together, and the best thing about the rug is that you don’t have to worry about getting it dirty with spills and dirt since there are local services similar to this Rug Cleaning Clifton Hill company that can help you keep your rug and space clean.
Here are some of my favorite ways to figure out how to layout your furniture in a room with your rug:
The Cozy Mom Hug:
The Grandma Squeeze
The Jack of all Trades
In any case, always keep in mind by mixing it up you want to stick to rugs that don’t have a defined center pattern (like a large center damask) because this will leave that pattern off-center and may even hide that center feature because of how you are laying it out asymmetrically. Instead pick solid or minimal patterned rugs, or rugs whose patterns are small and repetitive to make this methods work.
Your Funky Aunt
The Middle Child Syndrome
This is where you want to make it all about the rug! The rug is looking for attention and so you leave it all on its own, shining bright with no one to take its spotlight away. If you found a rug that is extraordinary and you want to showcase it, leave all the legs off, although still keeping in mind to leave less then 6 inches away from the furniture so it doesn’t seem detached from everything else in the space. This technique is great for hallways, foyers and offices.