Tips for Choosing a Rug – Property Styling GeelongAugust 20, 2015
Have you chosen a rug and realised it’s too small or too large or too wide for the space? There is an easy solution to this. You can use an old trick of measuring the space on the floor with a tape measure first then placing newspaper on the measured area on the floor making sure the width and length is in line with the sofas you have chosen for your lounge room. My advice would be look at a bigger rug than a smaller one to get the balance right.
Property Styling your home with a rug completes the look and creates another layer to the style. There is nothing I love more than coming home especially after a long day and relaxing on the sofa with my cosy rug under my feet especially on those cold nights we have been having.
Rugs come in a wide range of designs and textures now. It’s an exciting process to choose the right rug for your space as rugs bring a scheme together. Bolder designs are becoming more prominent especially the Chevron design which if you know the textile lingo it’s like a herringbone pattern. This design is right in vogue in the interiors market at the moment most popular colours being the grey, yellow, black, orange and mint.
You can’t go wrong with adding a splash of colour to the floor space whether it’s a chevron or Ikat design if this will compliment the space. Otherwise you could work with a softer palette in the greys or neutrals. Other rugs that are widely used in interiors are looped wool, hand tufted, hand woven, wool, shag pile, sisal or coir rugs.
If you’re working with a textural rug you can choose a contrasting colour in the rug that is the main accent colour you want to bring together in the room. This will connect the space. Doesn’t have to match perfectly it’s all about bringing the colour tones and textures together to create a space that you can relate to. Make sure you follow the cleaning instructions especially with the sisal rugs and don’t use harsh detergents on them. It’s something I learnt a while back in my textile days and never forgot it.
If you’re looking to add warmth and layers to an outdoor area look at outdoor rugs in a variety of designs and textures. They are becoming more popular now as we are expanding our living outdoors. Outdoor rugs are designed to take a beating so don’t worry about them being outdoors they are constructed for this.
Start planning about your spaces now as spring is on it’s way and in Geelong this is a great time of year for selling your home.
Happy rug hunting!