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  • Writer's pictureLaura Redd

Quick Tips: Start with your floors

A great way to change the look of a room is with a new rug. Rugs have become very affordable and are an easy way to refresh a space. I have really loved all the new colors and patterns that have become available. The tricky part is, with so many open floor plan homes, there are many times you’ll have 2 or 3 rugs come together. So, how do you mix your patterns so they all flow?

Whether you are keeping the cool and neutral color scheme or adding a bit of color, either way a fresh new rug is a great place to start.

Mixing patterns can be a bit tricky so here are some easy tips to follow. Start with a large scale pattern under a living room or den sitting area. This will allow the rug to peak out from the furniture and not overpower the room. The colors can be neutral or you can introduce color, the only thing you should have are shades of your wall color or furniture color in the rug to create a connection.

The second rug should be a medium or a small-scale pattern or a geometric. This rug should follow in the same color scheme or pull out one color that is dominant in your original rug.

A great way to see this before you buy is to put the two rugs together virtually. There are many apps that can do this, and you can even take a picture of your room and drop a rug into the space.

Also, knowing the correct size to use is really important. The front legs of your furniture (couches, chairs) should be on the rug at the least and the rug should cover and define your space.

Once you’ve introduced your new rug you can add fun pillows in new colors, and now you’ve created a fresh fun look just by switching out a rug!



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