Colors and designs for area rugs run the gamut from serene and subdued to spunky and bright. But don’t be confused about your selection. Here are a few guidelines.
Color and Design
If you want to make a bold, contemporary statement, consider a large floral pattern or dazzling geometric that becomes the room’s main focal point. To add warmth, texture and quiet style, try a rug with more subdued colors or a classical pattern in subtle shades.
Tips for Choosing
- Living Areas: A rug should be large enough to hold seating groups and small enough that the floor forms a contrasting frame around it.
- Dining Areas: Choose a rug large enough to accommodate chairs when they’re pushed away from the table.
- Foyers: The rug should cover a large portion of the area, allowing a generous 18- to 24-inch border of floor to frame it.
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Source: Shaw Floors