Area Carpets that make your room POP!
Now this is an easy one! Area rugs are great for bedrooms, living rooms and dens.
Here are 9 Awesome Tips to Consider when Area Rug-Shopping…
- A bold, graphic rug creates a dramatic focal point in a room. Let it really sing by choosing a barely-there coffee table made of glass. Too bold for your tast? A large, sturdy coffee table will break up the print and lessen the impact.
- Use a rug to define areas within a large room or to punctuate a foyer.
- Working with a small space? Light or pastel rugs make a room seem spacious, while deeper colors create a cozy feeling.
- A large rug topped with furniture has a more casual effect than a small rug surrounded by a formal furniture setup.
- Patterned rugs are great for two reasons: they help anchor your room’s color scheme and visually unite a space, and they’re slow to show wear-and-tear in high-traffic areas.
- Try layering rugs. Just be sure to unify your choices with at least one common thread, like weave type of color palette.
- Don’t get stuck in a rectangle Rut. Circular Rugs create a sense of movement.
- Size matters: hallway rummers need to show some floor on all sides; dining room rugs should be large enough for chairs to be pulled from the table without catching the edge (and scuffing the floors).
- Rugs aren’t just for floors. They can be used as wall hangings to create the focal point of a room.
My favorite places to shop for VIBRANT area rugs are…
Anthropologie/Anthropologie.com: a great place to shop for carpets that have prints and patterns from nature and for multicolored colored area rugs (I mean 4 to 10 colors in one rug).
Wayfair.com: Hundreds of quality rugs in one place and you can SHOP BY COLOR Wayfair carries some of my favorite brands in area rugs, including: Safevieh, Dash and Albert Rugs, Surya Rugs, Milliken and DwellStudio.
JonathanAdler.com: My imaginary, dream apartment is filled with Jonathan Adler everything. Mr. Adler has the best prints in lots of fun vibrant colors. I particularly like anything with a greek key pattern, and his cruelty free “zebra” rugs.
West Elm: While West Elm’s color palette is generally more muted than that of the vendors I’ve listed above, their rugs have amazing prints and patterns and tend to add a certain level of sophistication to a room. And if that weren’t enough their pricing is extremely reasonable!