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 sit down and still be entirely on the stunning antique rug.

On the other end of the spectrum, if this rug in this hallway were any bigger, it wouldn’t fit properly within the walls of the space.





A general rule of thumb when deciding on a rug size for a living room is to ensure that all the furniture sits entirely on the rug, with a bit of extra around the outside, or that the furniture is at least three quarters of the way on the rug. In a dining room it is preferable that all the furniture sits on the rug with extra space all around for when the chairs are pulled out.

In the bedroom, it is common for the rug to cover the entire space around the bed, leaving extra on each side. This room covered that same amount of space in a more creative way, using various smaller rugs in a Jigsaw puzzle manor to vary the style while maintaining a good balance of rug to floor space.


A Color Palette To Complete The Look

There are so many colors to choose from when it comes to rugs, and each color conveys a different feeling within a living space. Some colors are even better suited to certain styles. Coastal style is synonymous with blues and whites, for example.

Reds, oranges, yellows, and some purples create a warm feeling within a room, whereas blues and greens tend to create a cooler environment. This can also change depending on how dark or light a color is. Obviously a lighter color will make a space feel brighter and more open in most cases and darker colors have a moody affect on a room and can make it feel more intimate.

Below are a few examples of rooms styled with Holly Peters rugs, in varying color schemes, and you can see how it alters the overall feeling of the room.

Not only are these colors creating a specific ambiance in the room, they affect your mood in the space, so it’s important to consider how you want to feel in the room and what it will be used for.


How Will You Transform Your Space?

Given how much time we’ve all spent in our homes recently, don’t you think it’s time for an upgrade? Come in today to Holly Peters Oriental Rug & Home to find the perfect rug for your space!