Rugs that floor guests

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - HOME - Erina Starkey

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.

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