If you’re fortunate enough to have hardwood floors you have the perfect frame for an area rug that can instantly add color, texture and drama to your home’s décor. A rug can provide the focal point or overall inspiration for the room. You can go for a high impact graphic design to enliven all white walls or you can choose something more subtle to introduce just the right amount of interest to an otherwise monochromatic space. The options are endless depending on what type of effect you are trying to achieve.
Hard flooring whether you’re talking hardwoods, ceramic or porcelain tiles can deem a room cold and less inviting. Layering floors with area rugs not only adds warmth to the room but plays a vital role in absorbing sounds for a calmer quieter atmosphere. When it comes to entertaining it’s the atmosphere that makes guest feel comfortable and welcome. Even if it’s just you and a few family members watching a movie, listening to music or engaging in a conversation, the distraction of an echoing room is an avoidable annoyance. Not only does an area rug ground the room by defining the conversational or seating areas of a room, it can also direct the color scheme and enhance the overall acoustics of the room.
Kravet Monogram Rug
The previous two rugs are not shy about making a bold and graphic impact.
If your space doesn’t have hardwoods (or if their condition leaves much to be desired) there is always the option of wall to wall carpeting.
Lee Jofa Rug
This rug achieves a more muted subtle look that complements rather than competes with the floral draperies.
Rugs and carpets have the power to totally transform a room and turn up the level of elegance. Floor textiles perform the same function that a beautiful silk scarf or tie provides for a nicely tailored suit. When you want to make your best first impression it’s the accessories and details that sets a look apart and determines whether a look is considered fashionable. The same is true for a well designed room.
This is the third and final installment introducing the elements that can potentially provide the foundation and inspiration for a well designed home. If you have a project that you are currently working on or one that you have completed, and want to share what inspired you, please feel free to get the conversation started.