Picking a colour scheme for your home can be tough, with so many different things to consider from the walls, the furniture and even the little extras such as rugs. If you’ve sorted the majority of your interior design and you’re looking for the best way to complement your home’s décor with home accessories, there are a few things to think about.
Rugs are a guaranteed way to add character and personality to your home, allowing you to build on your existing décor. It’s important to make sure your rug fits in seamlessly; making a decorative impact without looking out of place. No matter which room it’s going in, a rug should enhance the interior design and really bring it to life.
While it may be down to personal preference and your own taste, it’s true that different colours will have numerous effects on the finished room and this should be taken into consideration. With that in mind, here is somewhat of a guide to help you choose the best-coloured rug for the various rooms in your home.
A neutral colour palette is often favoured by many households as it has longevity and has somewhat of a timeless elegance about it. Neutral colours encompass a whole palette of shades, from beige to tan and even darker shades of brown. However, the neutral shade that is often forgotten about that works beautifully with so many other colours, is grey.
A grey rug can blend in effortlessly with a number of colours, adding a calming and grounding element to your interior design. Grey is the colour of compromise; it is neither black or white, but a functioning shade in between the two. A reserved but effective colour, grey rugs are versatile and can work beautifully in multiple rooms from the bedroom to the living room. Incorporate pattern for a subtle room, or stay plain if your décor is already vibrant enough.
Of course, we don’t always need to opt for neutral in our homes and sometimes bright is better if you’re hoping to make an impact. Pantone has already revealed its colour predictions for 2018 and they’re an eclectic mix of bold shades. Iridescent or pearlised colours are tipped to be popular.
Choosing a brightly coloured rug for your room can ensure it is the focal point; the masterpiece that draws everyone in. Next year’s colour palettes include fun colours paired with subtle hues for an eye-catching combination, which could be perfect for brightening up your dining room or bedroom.
Red is known as a very intense, strong colour that can represent a number of emotions. A warm colour, it can be incredibly energising when used in interior design. Deciding to use a red rug in your home can attract the most attention out of all the colours, making a lasting impression every time you enter the room.
Recognised as a stimulant, the colour red may be best kept out of the bedroom where you go to relax and sleep! There has been some suggestion that it can increase your appetite, so try a bold red rug under the dining table.
With so many meanings behind the colour red, including extreme anger and passion, red may need to be used sparingly which means it could be the perfect shade for a simple rug, instead of splashed up the walls!
When you think of green, your mind may wander to numerous places; peacefulness, feelings of content or even nature. This is why green is becoming a more and more popular colour in interior design.
With so many shades to choose from, you can mix different hues for a striking effect, choose a muted olive for a subtle appearance or even go bold with a lime green if that should take your fancy. The beauty of green is that it isn’t overwhelming, instead bringing a sense of the outdoors inside and bringing a sense of freshness into your home. A green rug could add that element of tranquillity that you’ve been missing.
With this in mind, green is a suitable colour for spaces such as the conservatory, which will no doubt welcome the extra insulation!
Blue is a common colour used in interior design, and it’s not hard to see why. It evokes feelings of calmness; reminiscent of the sky and the sea, again it’s a very natural colour. Blue has often been deemed beneficial for the mind and body, steadying our emotions.
For this reason, blue should ideally be used in spaces you use to relax and unwind; such as the bedroom or even living room. Creating a serene environment for you and your family to enjoy, a blue rug can make the room more inviting and comfortable.