People have been using rugs for thousands of years. From early civilization using rugs to protect themselves against the cold and elements, to royalty using rugs to reflect their wealth and status.
Rugs have stood the test of time and are still being used by people in their homes today.
Rugs bring with them practical benefits, such as floor protection, noise reduction, and to heat retention. But lets face it, rugs are pretty. We use rugs today as part of interior design. They are a great way to express individuality and to compliment existing or new interior décor.
If you are looking to incorporate a rug in your home, take a look through our list below of different and interesting ways you can accessorise with a rug.
Start with a Rug
If you are planning to redecorate, instead of using a rug as the finishing touch of a room, use it as the basis for your design. If you are using an antique rug, such a Gabbeh rug, you can use it as a theme that can be mirrored by the ornaments and colour scheme in your room.
Make a Statement
Rugs are a great way to accentuate a specific area in your home. Make an impact as soon as people enter your home by adding a lavish patterned rug to your hallway, or create a sense of comfort by adding a cottage style shag pile rug to your living room.
Not Just for Floors
Who says the rug needs to go on the floor? Many antique rugs are considered to be art rather than something to be walked on. When mounted on a wall against a plain or neutral colour, a rug can act as the focal point of a room even better than a rug on the floor can.
All Shapes and Sizes
You can use a large rug to cover the majority of your floor, but what if your floor isn’t rectangle? Rugs come in all shapes and sizes, square, triangle, circle, oval and semi-circle. You can use a small or shaped rug to accent a space in your home, or to mirror or contrast your existing furniture.
Don’t Stop at One
There are no hard and fast rules that state you must only use one rug per room. If you have a large space, play with it. You can use rugs of different sizes and colours to compliment and contrast one and other. If you have a small space, be bohemian and use rugs to cover the whole or part of the floor. You will be surprised at how inviting different rugs layered together can be.
We hope that these suggestions have inspired you to think about rugs a little differently. Use a rug to express yourself today.