Setting The Foundation with Rugs

Much like your home has a foundation, your room does as well. Set a solid foundation with a rug. It sets the tone and defines your space. They come in every color, pattern and many different shapes and sizes. So if rugs are so diverse, why begin here? Let’s dig in with these helpful tips.

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COLOR. Whether you like muted tones or bodacious bold colors, let your rug do the talking for that pop of color. You might think necessary pieces like sofas and tables may come first, but ask yourself this, “What crazy sofa color am I going to design around?” Chances are beige, cream, navy, gray, or black. Am I right? Ok, maybe throw in red or turquoise if you’re really shaking things up.

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Go ahead, get crazy with the rug color. It’s easy to swap out when you’re ready for a change, and much more practical on your wallet.

PATTERN. Not only do rugs come in every color, but also every pattern. Serious floor flair will kick your space up a notch. Personally, this is where I tend to get tripped up if I don’t start with the rug as my foundation.

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From a beautiful hand knot to funky graphics to Moroccan casual, a rug will set the tone of your space. If you lean on the traditional side, look at our oriental rugs or a muted damask. Want a boho feel with a pop of color? Try an over dyed rug in turquoise or fuschia. Feeling casual beachy? Our nautical rugs are exactly what you need to make you feel ocean side even if you live in Nebraska.

SIZE. When it comes to rugs, size matters. Measure your seating area first and take into account any weird corners, stairs, or fireplace.

If you’re asking yourself, “Should I go bigger”?, the answer is almost always yes. Yes a smaller rug costs less, but trust me, go big or go home. You don’t need your guests whispering, “Honey, You Shrunk The Rug” during your next cocktail party. If you have a rug that you must have, but you know full well that it’s too small, go for the layered look.

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If possible, you want all four legs of your furniture on the rug, but if your room is in the #smallspacesquad just float it. Whichever you choose, be consistent. Try your best to have either all legs on or all legs off.

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Are you ready to start shopping? Go ahead! Define your space, set the foundation to your room, and let your personality shine. By following these helpful tips, you’ll find the best rug to fit your style.

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