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Strut your stuff on the red carpet! Have you ever come across a beautiful bold area rug that you had to have and once you got it home you thought, “How am I going to design my room around this?” Rugs with a bold colour or pattern can be intimidating to work with, especially if style and design aren’t your strong suit. It can be menacing if you aren’t sure how to pull complementary colours from it, then incorporate it into your home decor. But if you find yourself falling for a red Persian rug with an amazing pattern, a delicate balance must come into play when decorating.
A quality area rug is an investment, most people worry about choosing the wrong colours, patterns, or sizes to fit their space. As a result, it’s common to end up playing it safe, selecting an underwhelming rug that doesn’t fit your style or aesthetic. The fortunate owner of a Persian rug holds history in their hands and puts art onto the floor, so don’t be afraid to go bigger and bolder. Examine your rug to discover what other colours are dominant in the pattern - most carpets containing red also use cream and dark blue. Choose the colours you wish to use in your decorating scheme and incorporate them using your rug as a centerpiece. A red Persian rug is a bold statement and the foundation of your room - instead of passing up that gorgeous rug, look at these tips to help you design your space around your striking area rug.
COMPLEMENT A RUG WITH A RICH WALL COLOUR
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If you choose a beautiful red Persian rug for your home, you may be tempted to play it safe with white walls — but such rich hues deserve an equally rich wall colour. The best way to unite the floor with a bold wall is with a beautiful patterned area rug - the look is pulled together and not overpowering to the eyes. Going bold in your interiors is also about balance and still making your guests feel comfortable in your home - a deep, warm hue can help a red Persian rug gorgeously fit into your room. If you choose to have patterned wallpaper, use it as an accent wall adjacent to a wall of windows letting in plenty of light and new focal points.
KEEP THE LARGEST PIECES OF FURNITURE NEUTRAL
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A dazzling red Persian rug can be a powerful focal point in a room if executed correctly. When most of us think of bold, we think bright colours, bold patterns, and over the top graphics. When you choose a rug with this much going on, make sure the main elements of the room are neutral to give the eye a place to rest. Then you can bring in playful accessories, artwork, and flowers that you love, without stressing if it all matches. Keeping large furniture neutral is more adaptable; it will allow you to change up the design scheme more easily in the future.
MATCH A COLOUR FROM THE RUG TO THE ROOM'S ACCESSORIES
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If you want to ensure that your rug blends gracefully into your space, pull a colour from the rug’s pattern and bring in a few small accessories to match. While your style of bringing in a bold rug probably goes along with your powerful personality and lifestyle, choose carefully what areas of the room to continue your daring aesthetics. If you are lucky to have a blank slate in your room, why not start with the rug, and build the decor around it? The wonderful point about starting with the floor is it gives you a chance to build a space piece by piece, rather than getting overwhelmed with the rug, furniture, walls, and window treatments all at once! Planning your design around a centerpiece rug allows you to start with a striking colour, then bring in pops of similar hues around the room through home accessories.
KNOW WHAT LOOK YOU’RE GOING FOR, AND CHOOSE A RUG ACCORDINGLY
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Your space should feel welcoming and perfect with the addition of a great rug. If you’re trying to figure out how to choose the ideal Persian carpet for your home, determine what colours already dominate in your room. Then, pick a rug that has at least one to two colours that will easily coordinate. Ideally, if you can choose your furniture and area rug together, it will take the hassle out of finding the perfect match later on. Even if you’ve fallen hard for a rug, take a moment, to be honest with yourself about the overall look and feel you want to cultivate in your home before making the purchase. Remember, the challenge is not what can go with it, but what lifestyle and feel you want to convey when inhabiting the space.