Turning a house into your dream home is a process that takes patience and an attention to detail. Décor accents are those finishing touches that transform a space that feels homely and familiar. One of our favorite additions to any room are area rugs! Whether you are looking for a pop of color or a cozy feature for under your feet, rugs are essential. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite rug styles that will win the affection of your space.
Find the Right Fit
Before you start shopping for the perfect rugs for your home, figure out what you’re looking for. It’s important to decide what size and shape works best for your space. Ask yourself the following to make the decision:
- Where is the rug going?
- What are the dimensions of this room?
- What are the large features of the house or apartment? (Windows, molding, etc.)
- Do I need a rug that is durable against children or pets?
To find more information about selecting a rug size and material that’s right for your home, check out our other posts! You can also use Pinterest as a digital inspiration resource. While scrolling, if you find a style you like but unsure of where it’s from, just use the photo as a benchmark to recreate your desired look.
Now, it’s time to start your journey to find the perfect rug!
A Neutral Look
For a timeless look in your home, browse neutral styles! This style is always on trend because of how it helps to complete the space. A subtle rug helps keep the room bright and airy, which can give the illusion of more space. But never mistake neutral for boring. You can spice up your beige and cream color palette with a patterned rug. The subdued color palette will keep it in theme with the rest of your space, so no need to worry about a clash.
A Faded Favorite
For a vintage-inspired vibe with the quality of a newer style, look for a purposefully-distressed rug. The faded look gives your space that lived-in feel that always brings comfort. These rugs are inspired by classic styles of antique rugs but give you the confidence of purchasing a high-quality piece. The worn effect on these styles tone down the patterns, which helps match it to the rest of your space.
Embrace the Blues
Wake up every morning and walk on water when you put a blue-hued rug in your master bedroom. The style will create a calm atmosphere in the space, and the neutral color will go with any aesthetic. Pair with white linens in the bedroom to achieve an even more serene look.
Bright Eyes, Brighter Spaces
If you’re looking for a piece that will draw your eye into the space, try a vibrant area rug. Here are some ways you can incorporate a colorful rug into your space.
How to Add Color in Your Space:
If you are skeptical about incorporating color into your space, don’t worry! Deciding which colors you want to look for in a rug are easy, just look around your space. Ask yourself the following:
- Do I have a lot of plants in this space? What colors would complement that?
- What pieces of decor do I already have?
- How can I make the space look cohesive with color?
- Which colors do I want to avoid?
- Are there any colors that bring my joyful feelings?
When selecting a colorful area rug, pick a style that features colors already present in your space. Have a magenta pillow? Find a rug with pops of magenta in it to create that put together look you want. Or use that technique to build the rest of your décor around the rug you have selected.
Abstract (Area Rug) Art
Rugs with an abstract pattern are great additions to minimal spaces to add personality. You can also create your own color-block effect by layering single-colored rugs on top of each other. Pairing complementary colors together will add a tonal contrast or pick shades within the same color family to create a subtle pop of color.
For those of you going for a boho chic look, transform your floor into an eye-catching kaleidoscope with a vibrant rug. Find a style that is tonal to keep it more minimal or go all out with a multi-colored look. To enhance the bohemian vibes in the space, layer a faux sheepskin rug. This will also add another layer of coziness to the space.
Bringing color into your space might seem overwhelming, but the result can boost your mood every time you walk into the room.
Whether you are outfitting a three-bedroom home or trying to give the illusion of more space in your studio apartment, rugs are the perfect option. They draw the eye to the center of the room from the moment you walk through the doorway. Their patterns and texture create dimension that gives the illusion of more space. Not to mention they save your toes from cold floorboards and tile.
With so many patterns and sizes, you’re sure to pick a style that fits your home perfectly Show us how you decorate your home by tagging us on Instagram with #MyAshleyHome. Who knows, you might even end up on our feed! Find more ways to complete your home on our Pinterest boards.