• Jacqui Mitchell

The importance of rugs and how to use them,

Updated: Jul 2, 2019

Rugs are an important aspect to creating a fabulous home. They can be a game changer on how a room looks and feels.  Rugs can either sit in harmony with your room, or they can make a statement by adding an element of surprise, and I for one, love surprises! Don't you?




Hallways. They can have the tendency to be dead, unwelcoming spaces. So what better way to liven them up than with a rug.   One of the reasons you may want to consider a rug in your hallway is that they can create a visual pathway that draws the eye to any connecting rooms. This means you can have fun and introduce pattern and colour with your chosen rug.




Rugs are the perfect solution to sound absorption especially if you have hardwood/tiled floors in your homes and great for flats or apartments.




When choosing your rug look towards other elements of your design scheme, such as colour. If the rug you choose has an element of your design scheme, it will help reinforce, and create a more cohesive feel and look to your room. Rugs really are essential to creating a well-dressed room.




If you want to be brave and use pattern there is no better way than introducing it through a rug. For one, it’s easier to live with compared to decorating your walls. Using pattern below your visual field when entering a room makes it appear less intrusive.  Rugs are also a great way to introduce pattern to neutral spaces and provides your room with a sense of character and personality.



Layering rugs provides additional textural contrast which creates more interest. See the image below for layering ideas.





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