Rugs that floor guests
NOT just a cosy treat for the feet, a rug can also make a bold statement in the home.
“Rugs are like an artwork for the floor and a great way to give your home a quick and easy makeover,” says Sarah Nicholas, of Fantastic Furniture in Balgowlah.
When choosing a rug, take visual cues from your existing surrounds.
A clean, contemporary space makes the perfect setting for a bold colour or patterned rug.
“You can’t go past black and white for an on-trend monochromatic look,” Nicholas says.
If the room is busy with pattern and colour, a block-colour rug would be perfect.
If your intention is to inject warmth into a room, try a longer pile rug, says Nicholas. “A thick wool pile is great if you want to create a cosy space where you and your family can lie around and watch TV, read or chat.”
Around a dining table or in areas where kids and dogs play, dark colours and patterns will do the best job of hiding spills or marks.
Just as important as colour and pattern is getting the size right.
A rug which does not fit well can make a room look cluttered or unbalanced.
To avoid this, measure your space before you go shopping, leaving extra width and length around each piece of furniture. fantasticfurniture.com.au
A collection of natural woven rugs from Fantastic Furniture.