This week, I posted a photo of one of my favorite neutral rugs that I used in a project a few years ago. I got so many questions about it so I thought I would do a round up of some of my favorite rugs currently on the market with a few tips on why rugs are so important to a space.
Rugs are one of those things that can make a room. They're the perfect way to add color, pattern and texture in a way that transforms the space. That being said, if a rug is doesn't compliment the colors in the room or isn't an appropriate scale, it can also make the room look like it was just an afterthought.
I would say that the number one element of design that my clients pushback on a lot is why rugs are so expensive? And I get it. But it really depends on what you want to add to your space. From an aesthetic standpoint, of course my eye will always go to the most unique patterns and colors. However, what I also look for in rugs is durability. How long have those vintage Turkish rugs been around without falling apart on the edges?
When I begin designing a space from scratch, I look at colors first and pattern second. This is the best way, in my opinion, to avoid creating too much going on. I'll use specific rugs as inspiration and color for my clients. Truthfully, the rug is one of the first things that goes into a room for my clients.
It's also about size. There is nothing worse than a rug that is too small for scale in a space that would have been exceptional with a larger rug! Pricing for this definitely goes up (almost double) as the size of the rug does. That doesn't mean you should go smaller. If this isn't something you want to splurge on, there are still so many options. My favorite site for this is Overstock.com. That being said, make sure you have ample time to sort through all their options. I actually got all my rugs in my home from Overstock!
I have one more small rug left in my e-shop. Don't forget to check back as I am adding updated items regularly.
I've listed a few of my favorite rugs on the market below. Their pricing ranges from $$-$$$$$.