The Power of Rugs: How to Transform Your Home with the Right Rug

Rugs are an amazing accessory to add to any room to incorporate a bit of character, insert a pop of colour, or just make a space look more compelling. Rugs can hold this much power in a space!

The thing is, many of your interior decor dilemmas can actually be resolved by putting the right rug in the right place. The right rug can tie a room together, define a space, add warmth to it, and change the way you see its existing home decor. 

There’s more to rugs than just patterns and textures. To find the right rug, you need to understand its purpose and find the best location first to avoid ending up with cluttered, disjointed interiors. 

So to help you get started on your rug journey, we’ll share ideas on how you can refresh and redefine your space through rugs!

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1. Get rugs with interesting colours

For those who are bored of neutral colours, why not try bright and bold colours? These are the types of colours that can add a positive, lively energy to a space. 

A colourful rug can brighten a neutral, pale-coloured room and may even serve as the starting point for the rest of the decor. Admittedly, rugs with flashy colours and patterns can be difficult to decorate around, so this is where your creativity will get tested!

Before choosing a rug colour, take a moment to ask yourself about the overall look and feel you want to create in your room. 

Do you want to go the traditional route but want a rug that can stand as a statement piece, something that grabs visitors’ attention and prompts a conversation? In that case, any rug of an unusual, striking pattern or colour could work for you. 

A colourful rug can make a big impact on the look and feel of a space, so have fun with it and experiment with different styles and arrangements to find what works best for you and what you feel most comfortable in.

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2. Understand how textures work

More often than not, homeowners tend to treat texture as an afterthought when decorating their spaces. This probably explains why rugs are always at the tail end of their list when shopping for home decorations and furniture. 

Texture is what makes a room pop and what ultimately changes how ordinary home decor looks and feels. 

Just like how colours can affect how a space feels, texture works almost in the same way. Soft and smooth rugs are more likely to make a room feel cosier and more intimate, while rough textures bring an edgier feel to a room. 

Texture is particularly important if you’re trying to achieve balance in a room as well.  

For example, when you have a monochromatic colour scheme, make sure to pick rugs that heavily contrast it. The clashing elements will bring a sense of harmony to your space when they come together.

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3. Play around with shapes

The most common shape for a rug is a rectangle, but there are many other shapes that you can experiment with. Ask yourself which shape is better suited to your space and will help you achieve the look you’re going for. 

Could a round-shaped rug help you dull the edges of your room? Maybe you need a rectangular rug to create separate spaces in a large or even small room?

Don’t forget to consider the vibe that you want to have in your space before settling with any rug. A chill, lounge room setting may benefit from a neutral-coloured, minimal square rug over a large rectangular one with bold shapes and colours.

Brighten up your space with rugs

For many, area rugs may seem like a fairly insignificant decorative piece in a home, but in reality, they hold so much more power than we realise. 

Area rugs can warm up a space, enhance its existing decor, change how it looks and feels, and the list goes on. Basically, they can transform your space in all the right ways!

If you’re interested in adding a customised rug to your space or want to know where to buy rugs in Singapore, feel free to get in touch with us. We can design one just for your space and give you more decor tips along the way!