Area rugs make wonderful decorating options. Their versatility can transform a room from dull to dazzling in minutes, creating a whole new room style for minimal investment. But how do you choose the right rug for the room?
Start with the basics. There are three uses for area rugs in decorating: as accessories in a design theme; as a focal point, to tie together a room’s elements; or for practical reasons, to provide warmth and cushioning for traveling across a floor. An area rug can serve more than one purpose, of course, but it’s key to decide which function will be its main purpose. Once you’ve decide why you want an area rug in your room, you can choose the rug’s colors and pattern to match your decor, and choose its fibers depending on its location, the amount of foot traffic it will receive, and so on.
Transitional Rugs & Area Rugs:
After usage, the next most important characteristic to consider when decorating with area rugs is to match the style of the rug to the room’s decor. For instance, does the room have lots of traditional-looking furniture in darker woods, set in a formal, symmetrical pattern? Then it’s more likely a Traditional decor and will look best with a Traditional rug. On the other hand, does the room have a minimalist look, with lots of clean, sharp lines and shiny surfaces? That’s a Contemporary style, and needs a bold Contemporary rug for some spark.
However, aside from the opposing styles of Traditional Rugs and Contemporary rugs, most rooms will benefit from an area rug in a Transitional style. Transitional Rugs cover a variety of styles, patterns, designs, and colors. They actually blend ancient and modern designs, and in doing so come up with a unique style all its own.
For instance there are many materials used to make Transitional Rugs. Whether the rug is wool, cotton, synthetic or a blend, it’s important to know the properties of each material and how well it’s suited to the proposed use. Does the area where the rug will be used get much foot traffic? Then it’s a good idea to get a rug made of a material that’s easily cleaned, in a low-pile pattern that will hide dirt between cleanings. If the rug is intended for a less-used, more formal space, then it could be a deep-pile Transitional Rugs in a striking pattern.
Transitional Rugs are floor coverings that run the gamut from formal to informal in any pattern and color imaginable. Floral and botanical patterns are good examples of rugs in this category. However, there are also lots of Transitional examples in geometric and other patterns and colors.
A Transitional Rugs often forms the element that pulls together a room in a home of traditional design that is furnished with more contemporary furniture. Rugs of this style can more from subdued and detailed to simple and bold. The choice of rug will depend on the effect you’re trying to achieve, so it’s import to understand something about rugs in order to make a good choice from the range of options offered by Transitional Rugs.