You often hear that adding a rug is all you need to spark up an area with appealing character. That is undoubtedly right and rugs do add color, creativity and warmth to a room. However, that is not the only reason why rugs are used. Their purpose is much wider than that. It all depends on how you use them within the décor.
To add variety:
A room can be a little dull with similar pattern in space. In this context where one can simply use one rug, a better thing to do would be to put down two different varieties of rugs that complement each other and the room interior. You can also use a distinct rug size or try layering a small patterned rug over a solid larger jute rug.
To define certain areas and create harmony:
Larger apartments can lack a certain definition they need. For example, you can separate the hallway by adding a hallway runner, or you can simply highlight a coffee table by putting a rug underneath it. Similarly, rugs in your dining area would also help in separation of that area with the living room, especially in a studio apartment.
Do you think you just need one more element to tie up the entire look of the room? Rugs can flawlessly help you in creating the harmony you are looking for. However, you have to make sure they don’t end up distorting the harmony. For example, a number of warring patterns can take away the sense of coordination giving an unsteady and unpleasant effect.
Shape of the rug:
We often think of a rectangular-shaped rug as the perfect rug shape as they are the most common ones. But don’t let that stop you from exploring the endless variety of shapes that rugs can come in. Square, round and oval shaped rugs often give a spectacular look to the rooms. An oval shaped rug between the two staircases can give off a high-end sophisticated vibe to your home. So you have to figure out which shape would look picture-perfect and ensure it balances with the arrangement of the furniture.
Creating a focal point:
Rugs can be used as the focal point of the entire room. There are a variety of ways to create a focal point through use of rugs and it all depends on which context you want to take it in. A good example would be to color your wall in conjunction with the most apparent color of your rug.
A small tip to end with would be to always use a rug pad under the rugs, regardless of where you’re using it. This prevents the rugs from slipping away and thus saving you from any fall.