Rising to popularity over a decade ago, the neutral look has become an almost go-to for most homeowners. Undeniably, its wider appeal and simple aesthetic brings in both light the illusion of more space and it is likely this which propelled this look to its current status. However, recently homeowners and designers alike seem to be growing tired of these simplistic looks and are instead looking to colours and bolder looks for interiors. This introduction of colour has seen designs like industrial and patterns take off and are therefore offering houses stronger, bolder looks. So, what is the best way of introducing colour to your home? Rugs are a great way of bringing in that pop of colour to your floor by adding both dimension and the opportunity to work with accent colours seamlessly.
Firstly, the forever timeless traditional rug. Don’t be put off when you hear the word ‘traditional’. This simply refers to the classic pattern and style of rug which pairs intricate designs with warm tones. These look great when used in rustic inspired homes that pair classic designs with modern twists beautifully. These rugs look particularly incredible when coupled with contrasting modern furnitures and accessories as well as dark woods for a rich aesthetic.
There is no better way of bringing in that splash of colour than with an eye-catching rug. Your floor can oftentimes be overlooked when it comes to design, but this is a great space that you can utilise with the use of a rug. Bold coloured rugs, whether plain or patterned, offer the chance to work with dimensions in a room. Using a bold coloured rug draws the room together by creating a stunning centre point from which you can tie in other features. Choosing to colour-block will give you a great contemporary inspired look and is best when used in rooms that have plenty of floor space to use.
Theres no denying that Scandi homes have been huge these past few years. The simplicity and clean-cut creates a beautiful modern design scheme. Colour-blocking might not be your thing, which is where Scandi print rugs come to the rescue. Although they don’t work with such dramatic colours, Scandi print rugs instead focus on their patterns. A typical pattern of a Scandal look would be zigzag or anything slightly geometric. These shapes create a sense of fluidity on your floor space that, when used strategically, can help to lengthen rooms as well as act as gorgeous focal points.
Another key design trend to sweep through the interiors world as of late is the Moroccan look. Slightly exotic in appearance, the Moroccan look focuses on distressed woods and warm tones that make for strong rustic themes. A typical Moroccan rug uses a diamond style pattern with a thicker, shaggier material. This thicker material brings both warmth and texture to your floors and is perfect for building professional layers.
So, there you have it, a few ways that rugs can help you to create a sophisticated design in your home without breaking the bank. Rugs are incredible design pieces, but they also offer many practical benefits such as insulation, noise reduction and traction underfoot.