As the founder of Company C, it should come as no surprise that I’m madly in love with color. On the floor. In upholstery. On the walls. Everywhere – from the ground up. I love to advise customers that when it comes to color, don’t be afraid to take a risk. When used well, it’s energizing and inspiring. We often hear customers comment that they love a particular rug…but their friend doesn’t. Next time you get the thumbs down from your shopping companion, remember: it’s your home. If your shopping companion is your husband, have him choose his favorite rug for one room and you get the choice for another… as long as both designs work well together.
Color, and plenty of it, is quintessential to so much of what is beautiful in the home. So, have fun with it. To get you started, here are a few tips on how to bring color to three different rooms. Let me know what you think. Enjoy!
You know what they say about first impressions. Depending on your style preference, define this ‘welcoming’ space with saturated hues or a toned down approach to color. Enter two entryway options:
- Rug as hero: Use neutral paint on the walls. Then, add artful accent pieces in complementary colors to round out the visual appeal.
- Rug as complement: Saturated walls enhance the colors of the rug. And, pops of color via art and coordinating throw pillows rev up the room even more. Wow!
Choose where you’d like to focus pattern: on the floor? In the upholstery? (or both?)
- Rug as hero: Keep furniture fabrics neutral to let the rug pattern and color take center stage.
- Rug as complement: Choose patterned upholstery to coordinate with the colors found in the rug.
Be inspired to spice up your dining room with loads of color underfoot. Since most dining tables are made of wood in various finishes, coordinating with vibrant rugs is easy! The rug can then set the mood – dressy, modern, or just fresh and fun! If you prefer upholstered seating, stick with textured solids or geometrics. Oh, and word to the wise: easy-care fabric accommodates spills.