Rugs are not just floor coverings, they’re art pieces too. A traditional rug can add style and flare to any room of your home but are most popularly used in living rooms and hallways.
If you don’t know where to start with styling your beautiful traditional rug, here are 5 ways to style it:
- A Traditional Rug for The Floor
Rugs can be used in a variety of places, including bedrooms, hallways and living rooms. If you're thinking about adding some new rug designs to your home, there are a few traditional patterns that will serve as a perfect foundation for your new design—or at least act as accents.
Take your traditional rug and match it with neutral colours and then combine with modern home décor. The result is modern antique home décor which is also known as the concept of fusion home décor. These rugs also look beautiful next to green plants and so placing faux plants on a planter such as this tall stainless steel gold planter will brighten and enhance the deep tones of your traditional rug. With just a few steps, you'll have achieved an eclectic look without looking overly messy or confused.
- A Traditional Rug for Colour Boosting Interiors
Rugs can create a splash of colour in your interior design and also help to bring modern-day colour into your space. If you want to add some colour, pick a bold rug but pair it with more subtle accent pieces. If you want traditional, choose soft colours that are neutral and pair it with soft furniture pieces.
Your traditional rug can also act as a layer of protection and texture throughout rooms without any carpet. They also add an alternative look for decorating your home. Choose rugs that fit with your home décor and plan for future changes as well. Many people enjoy creating new spaces with traditional rug designs because they offer so much character and colour for the home.
- Arranging Furniture around Your Traditional Rug
It’s easy to think of rugs as just decoration, but they’re an important part of home styling. Rugs can be used both for function and fashion—they add warmth, shape a room, and offer a neutral backdrop for arranging furniture. When you arrange furniture around a rug, it’s best to avoid triangular or L shapes; instead opt for squares or rectangles. If your furniture isn’t too large, place it at one end of your traditional rug so that you can use space on both sides.
- Don’t Overpower The Design Concept with Your Traditional Rug
While traditional rugs can certainly make a great statement piece for the home, they don’t have to be overbearing or overpowering. Traditional rugs and patterns are very common in homes today.
Instead of covering every square inch of your floors with them, let them do their job on bare floor space and treat them as a focal point or statement piece for your home decor. We recommend using four different kinds: wall-to-wall carpeting for family rooms and bedrooms; area rugs for hardwood floor areas; entranceway runner rugs (rather than drapes) that lead you from one room into another; and kitchen, dining area or living room tables with small accent rugs placed at both ends. The beauty of these traditional rug designs is their versatility throughout your home.
- Accentuate Colours with Your Traditional Rug
Area traditional rugs are great for giving your space a pop of colour. The key is choosing colours that match or compliment your decor. For example, if you have an all-cream traditional rug, try throwing in some purple accents for balance. Blue and red works well too. When selecting a rug, remember that size matters—it can make or break your design scheme.
Know that it’s okay to mix different styles of area rugs within one room (for example, traditional and modern), but make sure they fit together properly—traditional patterns shouldn’t be paired with modern or mid-century design patterns and vice versa.
The Rugs Outlet
Bring your interior design concept to life with the beauty of traditional rug designs from The Rugs Outlet. Explore our popular Sicily Collection, featuring a range of bold colour combinations and traditional style patterns to transform your flooring and home design concept.