Color is a fundamental part of room design and finding the right color scheme can be tricky. A rug is a great opportunity to enhance the colors in your home.
With an area rug, you can coordinate with the rest of your space or bring out one of the minor colors in your design. Follow these tips to pick the right rug color.
Contrast With the Color of the Wood Floors
Some people forget to consider the color of their wood floors when deciding on a rug color. However, this is a major factor. Make sure that there is a clear contrast. For example, if you have dark wood, you want to get a light-colored rug. It will be a striking visual for your room. The only situation in which you should not have a contrasting rug is if you want to accentuate other parts of the room such as the furniture or curtains.
Be Careful With Heavy Patterns in a Pre-Existing Room
Heavily patterned rugs can be a risky choice. If it does not match, the rug could be overwhelming and make your room look cluttered and loud. If you want a rug that has a strong pattern, it is a safer choice to buy the rug first and then choose furniture and accessories that match the rug. This will ensure that you do not have clashing colors and patterns in your room. If you already have the room outfitted and are set on getting a heavily patterned rug, take your time deciding and be careful about what you choose.
Do Not Play a Rug Color too Safe
On the flip side, make sure you are not playing it too safe. A bold, striking rug can sometimes be the perfect addition to a room. Neutral rugs combined with neutral furniture and accessories may make your room significantly less exciting.