Color. Fiber. Layering. Area rugs aren’t exactly new to the world of interior design, but they’re more than just any old accent. They can draw the eye, warm a room, even make you think twice before sliding through the hall à la Tom Cruise.
Want to find the right rug for your area? Here are some tips for you to consider:
- Size it up. First things first: where’s it going? Rugs are often used to define a space or set boundaries, so if it’s for a living room, make sure it’s got at least one furniture leg to lie under. Then, you can successfully designate that boundary for conversations.
- Colors and patterns. Remember, you want to complement, not constrict, your color palette. Just because the room is a solid green doesn’t mean the rug has to be—better to jazz it up with an additional, complementary color or pattern. Want a quick trick? Consult a color wheel!
- The material world. Whether wool, cotton, silk, or synthetic, a rug’s material is as important in a room as the color. Really feel the textures you’re working with to determine the best route.
- Rugs on rugs on rugs. Just as you might layer up for a brisk fall day, smaller rugs can also be coordinated to set those neat little boundaries we were talking about. Speaking of layers, did you know area rugs can also be set on carpeting? They can—in fact, it helps protect high-traffic areas from wear while adding a nice pop of color.
- Padding (for rugs, never shoulders). Though often overlooked, a pad will not only keep you safe from accidental slippage, but it can also add an extra layer of comfort under foot.
Now Clear the Area and Check Us Out!
Décor may change, but one thing will always remain the same: area rugs are an affordable way to grace your space, and Malkin’s Flooring has hundreds to choose from in our Menomonee Falls showroom. While you’re there, our home fashion consultants are happy to help you choose the best color, fiber, backing, and size for your home or business, and also answer your questions about other flooring options like hardwood floors, tiles, or the popular new luxury vinyl planks (LVPs). Sharing information and inspiration is how we create raving fans every day!