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Adding a statement rug to your room

Adding a statement rug into your living space can help create a focal point in your room, as well as adding colour and definition to an otherwise bland area. It is an easy way to update the look of a room without the need for redecorating the entire space. Simply introducing a patterned rug into your room can transform the mood and create a work of art from your flooring.

However, choosing a statement rug for your home can be a tricky decision, especially if you want to make it an investment piece for your home. Here are some handy tips to help you make the right choice for you.

A classic style oriental-inspired rug similar to this one pictured won’t compliment your minimalist lounge area, but will suit a more traditional dining room. The key is to make it coordinate with existing colour schemes in your home. This way it can still create a contrast whilst reflecting your interior style.

It is also worth considering the existing flooring where you are thinking of adding the rug. Dark flooring can make a monochrome rug really “pop” in your room. Some schemes can clash together so it is important to keep this in mind when choosing the main colour of your rug. A rug with bright geometric patterns or shapes can instantly add interest and lift a more neutral themed space.

Rugs featuring a design or pattern are a great option, even if your furniture is patterned. Coordinating patterns is a great designer trick and works well in rooms with minimalistic décor and whitewashed flooring.

If you have wood flooring or restored floorboards in your home, it would be a shame to cover it in a large carpet or rug. However it is a great way to create the contrast and always nice to feel something soft underfoot. Small circular rugs can easily be added to cosy, relaxing areas to give it a more comfortable vibe, without detracting from your beautiful wood flooring underneath.

Sizing can also be difficult when deciding on which rug is best for you. Before browsing in store it is worthwhile testing out the floor space in your chosen area. This can be easily done by laying a sheet or large towel on the floor and arranging your existing furniture around it. In doing this, it is easier to visualise how your room will look with a variety of different rug sizes in.

Introducing a statement rug into your room can be a great way to create a talking point and tie the existing colour scheme in with a modern twist.

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