Add lux­ury to your home with the right decor

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle - IANS

Rugs and car­pets are not just other in­te­rior de­sign ac­ces­sories but are the must-haves that you shouldn’t com­pro­mise with. They give a room, a vi­brant and warm touch. In­te­rior de­signer Samira Cho­pra shares some tips that will help in achiev­ing a lux­u­ri­ous look at home with rugs and car­pets:

Dress up the wall: There is no uni­ver­sal rule that rugs and car­pets are only meant for floors. You can deck up the walls by us­ing rugs as wall hang­ings. It's a great way to add vis­ual in­ter­est, and pro­tects them from pos­si­ble wear and tear in the ar­eas of heavy traf­fic.

Lay­er­ing: Don’t worry if you can only af­ford a small coloured and pat­terned rug, it can still do wonders. All you have to do is layer it over a larger neu­tral mat in a con­tem­po­rary shade. Mix­ing up pat­terns with plains and flat weaves with stubby tex­tures cre­ate an eclec­tic style state­ment to your place.

Main­tain­ing the

con­trast: If you are plan­ning for heav­ily pat­terned wall­pa­per or up­hol­stery, then it would be bet­ter to keep your rug sub­dued. And, if you are opt­ing for a busily pat­terned rug then keep min­i­mal or­na­men­ta­tion on your fur­ni­ture and walls. This con­trast will re­sist over­crowd­ing and will main­tain a non-chaotic feel in the house.

Place­ment: Rugs and car­pets don't have to be si­t­u­ated just in your liv­ing ar­eas. They can com­ple­ment any room, from your bed­room to bath­room and even the hall­ways of your house.

PHOTO: IS­TOCK

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