SUMMER RUG ROUNDUP
Many times when designing a space, the rug has the role of "tying the room together." A neutral or simple style is selected that blends well into the space. Instead, I welcome an interesting pattern or bright color on a rug. It doesn’t feel as permanent as a floor pattern or wallpaper, and I find it easier to go bold with the rug. They normally come with a hefty price tag, so while still an investment; you can have a little more fun with your rugs without the fear of commitment.
Really great patterns are like art for your floor. I am always tempted to hang rugs on the wall as actual artwork, but so far I’ve refrained. Future clients don’t be surprised when I try and sell this look to you…
Wallhangings aside, rugs are the best way to add texture, pattern, color, and contain furniture within a space. With that in mind, I’ve rounded up some rugs with bright colors and my favorite blues, which feel like the summer, beach, sunsets, and vacations. At least to me.
Coral, pink, aqua, and teal are the shared colors in these rug selections. They are all fun colors to incorporate into a young and fresh space. Not teenager young, but a person who wants their youthful personality represented in the floor covering. I want to plan whole rooms around some of these rugs, and first row third rug is calling out to be hung on the wall.
This second set is brought to you by the color blue. I love blue in all of its shades, and I try to incorporate it into every space. These rugs are more subtle than the ones above, and are the traditional colors used in coastal designs but with a contemporary look. The flat weaves would upgrade any beachside living space, and a stripe is easy to incorporate into rooms with other patterned furniture.
P.S. I wanted to name this post summer ruggin’ (to the tune of the Grease soundtrack), but I talked myself out of it.