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Decorating with rugs

June 11th, 2012 · No Comments

What are the possible decorative uses for rugs? Rugs are common, ordinary, household objects that are often overlooked. However, if you pay close attention to it, and keep a mind that is open to possibilities, you will discover that there’s more to rugs than the practical and obvious functions you use them for. 

Rugs can serve both practical and decorative functions. The former, you can be quite familiar, as this is what you usually use rugs for. The decorative functions of cheap rugs, however, are often left unexplored. 

You may be amazed at what rugs can do when you consider the various possibilities of using it as a tool in home decorating. When properly and carefully chosen, rugs can make a difference in the appearance of a room. It can contribute a subtle grace in the overall look of an area. 

You can use rugs as a means of artistic expression. Use it as a means of achieving the mood and feel you want to bring out from a certain room or space in the house or in the office. Personalizing a room using rugs can actually prove to be a fun and worthwhile effort. 

True, rugs are practical and functional art in the floor. However, you can extend the creative benefits that you can get from them by using them as wall decors. As wall accessory, rugs are unique, and both practical and decorative. A well-chosen rug, mounted on the wall, can add life to barren sides, while hiding dents, blemishes, and stains that you would not want anybody to see. 

To effectively decorate a room using rugs, there are a few things that you should always consider. First, is the relationship between the role of the rug to its size. 

Rugs have different purposes in different areas of the house. When used as a focal point, like in the foyer or living room, the rug should be proportional to the size of the room. The main point here is to choose a design that catches the eye and exudes the look or feel you want to convey. You can use rugs with colorful and striking hues to create a happy looking floor, or you can use intricately patterned rugs to give off an elegant feel. 

As an accessory, rugs are just an accent to help make the room more attractive. These rugs should be small and subtle, so as not to draw unwanted attention to itself. 

When using more than one area rug in a single room, it is important not to use rugs of the same size. Two differently-sized rugs in a common room appear balanced, while uniformly-sized ones will only make the room look divided. 

Here are some other ways on how you can improve the look of a space with the use of rugs: 

  • You can also place rugs over carpets to create interesting color combinations in the flooring of the room.
  • Hang rugs on wall to accentuate it with something new and attractive.
  • Use either matching or contrasting rugs to show off your personality. You can either go for mild or wild, depending on which is more YOU.
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