Area Carpets

Adding an area rug to a room design is a powerful way to add colour, comfort, dimension, texture, warmth, and even drama to the overall look. The colour scheme of the room may be inspired by the design elements of the carpet used. There are right and wrong ways to add the wonderful qualities to the room. One of the biggest mistakes that people make is to add a postage sized area rug to a large room. The rug looks lost and the intentioned effect is not achieved. The effect of a beautiful carpet in the correct size for the room cannot be overstated.

upscale contemporary modern dining room with nail studded chairs, subtle area rug, and paired artworks

In a dining room all the chairs should be entirely on the carpet. There is not only comfort underfoot for the diners, but there is also a sense of coziness as well as having the dining area defined. Some types of rugs are fragile and so should not be used under dining tables as the movement of the chairs would be detrimental to the carpet. The design impact of a colourful carpet in any room may also lead the room design from a more traditional look to a more contemporary one.

upscale funky wool area rug in abstract motif in charcoal and bright colours

Contemporary style room designs are must more popular now than in the past, and area carpets may have a strong leaning toward the abstract. This is not for every client but it is definitely a trend that we have noticed.

upscale dining room with inlaid wood table, Wallpaper mural, and red and grey abstract area carpet

Some contemporary style room designs may be a mix of contemporary elements and colours with an area rug of a more transitional, rarely traditional design. This results in a creative and refreshing looking room that is very easy to live in.

upscale living room with Kravet lime green sofa, navy and green chevron armchair, and neutral geometric area carpet

Truly dramatic room designs may be achieved through the combination of many interesting design elements in addition to the area rug. These rooms are wonderful from the perspective of interior design, but they are also very comfortable to live in and easy to take care of.

funky contemporary living room with shag area carpet and tall wallpaper mural

Some areas of the home are often neglected from an interior design point of view. Often, the foyer of many homes is surprisingly bland. This is unfortunate since this is the first impression that your guests have of your home. An exciting area rug can make all the difference. The right area rug can make an otherwise bland room into something quite welcoming and even exciting.

large open foyer with round centre table, zebra area rug, gallery wall, and modern chandelier

That being said, a room need not necessarily be dramatic, but rather, simply comfortable and cozy, with a bit of casual flair.

casual contemporary living room with shag rug and barn door

Many times, the overall finished room design is more a compilation of elements that work together to create a stunning finish. The furniture, lighting, decorative accessories, window treatments work with the area rug to become the room that we were hoping for.

wide view of upscale contemporary living room with grey wllpaper, gold sofa, and three gold mirrors

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