Rugs are an excellent interior piece; they give your indoor spaces a unique ambience yet add other practical benefits. Hardwood and other stone floorings can turn extremely cold and chilly. So, if you are looking for cost-effective insulation therapy for your wood flooring, rugs are the best option. However, when you have your living area furnished with chunky modern furniture, adding traditional rugs will leave an essence of aesthetic appeal. With that said, oriental rugs still take the upper hand over modern rugs as they are timeless and artistic.
Utilising traditional rugs, the choicer way
Whether to cover your faulty flooring or to furnish an empty and blank living space, traditional rugs can bring a culture-rich look and serve the purpose. Most oriental rugs come with fine artistic details and are an effortless way to transform the look of any indoor space.
Some rugs provide soundproofing properties along with adding warmth. Especially during Australian winters, when the temperature can drop promptly, woollen rugs can serve effectively. That is, along with being an aesthetic decor, they also double up to absorb noise economically. Since oriental rugs come made of thick fabric layers, they also present a sturdy grip on slippery tiles.
Now that the benefits of oriental rugs are apparent, here are five ways to use them wisely,
1. Rugs to showcase a spacious illusion
Small and compact living spaces can turn messy over prolonged usage. Also, when you have guests coming in, a snug living/dining area can be a tricky setback. Though renovation or a constructive extension is the only practical solution, certain tricks can make spaces look spacious. Luckily, oriental rugs play a vital role in making your living area seem huge, but only when arranged the right way.
Always ensure to arrange the furniture such that they do not go over the rug. Pick a solid or patterned oriental carpet that complements the hue of your furniture and rearrange your chairs so that they do overshadow the rug piece.
2. Why just one?
Rugs, especially oriental ones, are always bought as a single piece and placed to create a central or focal point of a room. However, if you feel it is boring, here is how to spice up an oriental rug. Consider adding multiple other smaller rugs beside the centrepiece to make the designs look intricate and detailed.
Especially when you have several rooms adjoining the hall, various coloured rugs can direct the guests into the room and give your hallway a richer look.
3. Adding rugs to carpets
One of the best ways to accessorise a simple/plain rug is to layer it with smaller yet funky ones. The right colour combinations like burgundy and beige for a room with blank white walls can do some extra magic. Alternatively, you can layer a light shaded, solid rug with a patterned, dark hue rug. You can also mix and match rugs of different shapes. For instance, you can add oval or round rugs onto a single piece of rectangular carpet.
4. Rugs for walls?
There is a common misconception that rugs, especially traditional runners, are for floors. In reality, rugs can work as impeccable wall decor and add an artistic appeal to rooms with high and blank ceilings. You can use the same patterned rug on the floor and the walls to create a unique design and add cosiness to the space. Always ensure to pick small floor rugs and large wall rugs or vice versa for the best results.