Stop for a moment and think about where you place rugs in non-carpeted spaces. One of the most common is underneath a dining table, but why? It’s not walkway and there better places for the practicality and warmth of a soft rug under your feet. It’s all about the aesthetic. We use rugs to create contrast, bring in colour, patterns and textures. Adding a rug completely changes the look and feel of a room no matter what is underneath. If you love the feeling of walking on thick, plush carpet, you can place a rug with the same soft feeling on top, or you can break it up with a natural jute rug.
Colours, patterns and material all determine the style of rug. This is where you can let your creativity run wild. Find a rug that you absolutely love, or even better, find a few rugs you love and begin to layer them in the space. If you’re unsure how to get started, or what kind of rug your like, start browsing. Check online and head into your local rug store. For our Canberra readers, my biggest tip is to head into Instyle Rugs in Fyshwick and start chatting to the staff. They have a huge selection you can browse and will provide you with personal tips for you needs. If you still feel as though you need a little bit more help give us as call to find out more about our Styled to Stay service.
The strength of rugs cannot be oversold. If there is a single item you should invest in when styling your home it is a beautiful rug that will liven and balance your room.