Area Rugs to Spark up Your Family Room
August 13, 2017 11:26
While Southwestern wall art or trees wall sculptures can bring style to a room, whenever you want to add a touch of comfort and style to a family room, area rugs can be a great choice. They can also add a touch of warmth, which can be quite welcome in the case of tile, hardwood, bamboo or other hard surfaced flooring.
Area rugs can be useful for those times when you'd like to add a bit of protection to your flooring, such as using one to shield your hardwood floor from pets, heavy foot traffic, or children's toys. Plus, in addition to the many useful benefits provided by area rugs, they can also add a beautiful and interesting look.
Simply adding an area rug or two to the family room is a great way to give it a decorator look. If you'd like to brighten up your family room with a couple of area rugs, here are a few decorating suggestions to help get you started.
Choose a Great Area Rug
If you're looking for a really great area rug to use in your family room, you should first give some thought as to how the room is used. If you have pets or children, or if your family room gets a lot of use, choose a durable rug.
Darker colors are also better at hiding stains and dirt, making them a good choice for busy family rooms. Patterned rugs are also good at disguising dirt and wear. You could add extra durability to your rugs by treating them with a dirt and stain repellent. You'll also want to take moisture into consideration when choosing a rug.
For example, if you want to place an area rug inside your front door, choose one that will be able to withstand moisture. Ideally, a rug chosen for a heavy traffic area such as the entryway of your home should also be washable and dryable. No matter which rug you choose, make sure it has a non-slip backing to help prevent accidents. If the rug you choose doesn't have a non-slip backing, place a specially designed non-slip rug pad underneath to help minimize slippage.
Play with Colors
If you want to add a quick dash of color to your family room, an area rug can be the perfect decorating accessory. Although neutral shades can be versatile and easy to match, a pretty contrasting or coordinating shade can add visual excitement. For example, a sage green, pumpkin or brick red rug could add a touch of color to a predominantly taupe, brown or cream colored room. Then, simply use the same accent shade in various places throughout the room to tie the look together.
For example, if you've added a brick red rug, you could also add a vase, picture frame or candle in the same shade. If you'd prefer a slightly more subtle touch when adding an accent shade, try using a patterned rug that blends an exciting color with neutral shades. Warm colors work well in rustic or traditionally styled family rooms.
Cool colors such as light green, light blue, gray or black are good choices if your family room is decorated in a more contemporary style and you want to bring out the colors in the contemporary wall hangings above the glass tiled fireplace.
Posted August 13, 2017 11:26