How A Beautiful Rug Can Transform A Room

Many elements come together to create the interior design of a room. The first thing most people consider is color or furniture in the space, but what about the rug? Rugs are a distinct focal point in any room, and they can make or break a room’s design. Similar to deciding on art for your walls, it's important to consider what feelings and aesthetic you want to convey through the rug. Style, size, and color all play a role in the end result. It may seem daunting to try and decide given all the options out there — how do you choose the right one? A high quality rug is a work of art and something you’ll have for years to come, so we’re going to help walk you through some of the most important characteristics to consider before purchasing.   From Oriental Rugs To Modern Styles One way a rug changes the room is due to it’s style. There are many styles and themes to consider when redecorating a room. Do you want a modern aesthetic, minimalist design, or an antique look? Do you like floral designs or bold geometric shapes? A rug should be considered like a piece of art, a major design element that needs to compliment the rest of the room. Placing a modern rug in a room full of bohemian design elements won’t create the same ambiance and won’t look as thoughtfully designed as if all the pieces blend together nicely. To the right you can see examples of rooms styled with Holly Peters rugs. As you can see, each of these rooms is beautifully designed with a cohesive style, one contemporary and one antique inspired. The rugs enhance each style in the given rooms, and tie all the other design elements and pieces of furniture together. This is why style is such an important consideration when picking out rugs for your living spaces.     One Size Does Not Fit All Another important factor when choosing a rug is the size and layout of the space you’re designing. A rug that is too big for a room will overwhelm the design, and can even get in the way of the other furniture. A rug that is too small won’t make the ideal impact in your room and can also get in the way of your furniture. Take this room, for example. The rug is an ideal size for the dining room, extending past the chairs enough that someone could...