Complimentary Decor: 7 Rugs That Reflect A Home's Character
Rugs aren't just for wiping your feet on whenever you enter a home. They can be an integral part of the decor, either complementing or enhancing whatever surrounds them.
Colours, textures and patterns, rugs have as many aesthetic possibilities as the best lamp fixtures and dinner tables.
In a deeper sense, rugs are reflections of a home's character and unique identity. But only when they're chosen by those with a discerning eye for interior design, as these have been....
1. Chess, Anyone?
Not only does this particular rug match the rich wooden tones of the apartment, but its checkered pattern is subtly echoed by the pillows on the sofa.
Complimentary without stealing the spotlight, this rug provides the room with a natural flowing aesthetic.
2. Minimalist Approach
True to the minimalist spirit which characterizes Scandinavian interiors, this rug is likewise modest in scale and surrounded by open space.
However, its wildly colourful surface and geometric patterns immediately draw our eye. So what it lacks in size, it makes up for in personality.
At the same time, because the apartment is so bare the rug stands out without making the least effort.
3. Elegant & Decadent
In an apartment teeming with whites, from the gleaming floors to the brightly-lit ceiling and posh furniture (not to forget the candles), this luxurious brown carpet distinguishes itself by simple contrast.
It's thick, shaggy surface looks inviting; a place for family and friends on which to gather and converse, share a snack or maybe watch a movie.
The decadent carpet feels right at home in this sophisticated interior, its rich colour harmonizing with the lavish curtains and the rest of the palatial decor.
4. Bold & Bizarre
Almost antithetical to the previous example, this rug aims for a more playful and offbeat appearance.
Its monochromatic colour, swirling design, and uneven cut allow it to dominate a landscape full of odd and eccentric decor.
5. Dark Desires
If white is the colour of luxury, then dark colours are those of desire.
The subtle shades and cloudy layers of colour on this rug both synthesize with and amplify the rest of the apartment—chocolate browns, deep blacks, and murky grays, all of which come together to create an atmosphere that's mysterious and somewhat seductive.
6. Attractive Angles
A true masterpiece of interior design, the bold geometric patterns on this rug complement the audacious angles on the wall.
And if you look closely at the second picture you'll notice something interesting: when you stare down the narrow white space on the rug (between the black-framed squares) you'll see that it draws our attention towards the angles on the wall.
This symmetry between decor and environment is as subtle as it is brilliant.
7. Untamed Textures
Not every rug has to be clean-cut and symmetrical. This one certainly isn't.
Instead, it's soft and downy (like a teddy-bear), while its neutral tone blends perfectly into a backdrop that boasts a limited colour palette.
In addition, the rug adds another unique touch to the eclectic decor choices.
There we have it: seven rugs. Some luxurious and others playful, some geometrically precise and others wild and colourful.
Whatever look you want for your home, there's a rug that satisfies it.