A rug doesn’t just have to be a home accessory, but instead, if placed correctly, can create the foundation of a gorgeous space. If you’re serious about using a rug to brighten up, or liven up the home, it can be a good idea to choose your rug first. Rugs can be more limiting when it comes to Designer David Scott says that the room’s "colour scheme, furniture placement and accessories should all connect back" to your chosen rug, bringing the room to life.
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If you have children, or house pets, this certainly has to be taken into consideration when deciding on colours and fabrics, as they can bring quick wear and tear to a rug. If you have children and pets, opt for a woollen rug, which can be cleaned easily, or something patterned, that would definitely help to hide those signs of wear. Designer David Scott suggests that "the number one rule of decorating with area rugs is to purchase the rug with your lifestyle in mind”.
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The size of the rug is down to personal preference, and furniture layout. If the rug is in the living room, perhaps place the front two legs of your sofa, or armchair on the rug. And don’t completely cover the floor – make sure you leave some showing. The rug should be large enough to bring together and support the space, yet small enough for flooring to come through, and allow circulation around the rug area.
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Don’t be afraid to use a bold colour, print or pattern when choosing your rug, as they can be the accessory that adds a jolt of colour, or a touch of personality to the room. A bold colour or pattern used in an otherwise neutral room will be sure to add a focal point within the room, so don’t be afraid to add something a little unexpected. The zebra print cow hide is certain to draw attention, so can be used to bring the room all together. It is also a nice and simple way to add colour to the room, when you don’t want to commit the boldness to the walls or an item of furniture.
Animal hides and skins are the perfect option for showing a little personality, and being daring in the home with their unique colours and prints. Just be careful to check the suitability for use as rugs on the floor. For example, reindeer hides are prone to shed when walked over, or in the heat (think underfloor heating), but cow hides and sheep skins are perfectly suitable! We just love the individual and unique prints on each of the cow hides.
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Love Kelly x