RUG KNOWLEDGE: DECORATING
THE RUG DEFINES THE ROOM
A well-decorated room is a balance of color, texture, and pattern. Color and their value (Light, Medium, or Dark). You want a little of each. Different values give depth and interest to a room. A predominance of any one value will end up feeling a little “flat.” Add a juxtaposition of texture create interest (Hard and Soft, Smooth and Coarse).
DECORATING WITH AREA RUGS
By using a variety of area rug colors and designs, it allows the home decorator complete freedom and flexibility. With careful consideration, even the most colorful and bold area rug can assume its place in the three-part harmony of color, texture and pattern.
Say, for example, that you want to build a room around a sofa covered in large-scale floral upholstery. A rug with a small repeated geometric pattern would be a fine contrast. The key is to vary the scale of patterns. Such a rug might also complement a stripe or large-scale plaid. Conversely, with solid or mini-print upholstery, a strong floral rug would provide the appropriate change of scale.
Color hue, look for the secondary colors in the rug and let those colors guide your choice of upholstery, and vice versa.