Setting the Tone
Many people think of area rugs as a “finishing touch” for a room, but a rug is a great way to begin decorating since it can give you a good color palette to start from. Area rugs can define a conversation area in the living room, a seating area in an office, or an eating area in the kitchen or dining room. They can separate rooms that have no defining wall and mark off areas by placing them on wall-to-wall carpeting. Throw rugs and area rugs provide an additional visual layer, making it easy to transform a room from cold and dreary to warm and colorful.
You need not reserve rugs for the floor; they can make equally impressive wall hangings!
To make a rug the focal point of a room, create contrast. Paint your walls a hue that echoes one of your rug’s accent colors.
Placing rugs on high traffic carpet areas is also a great way to extend the life of your carpeting.