The season of hosting never seems to stop! With a few minor adjustments, you can build the ideal environment for your visitors that will leave a lasting impression. Showing them to their own luxuriously furnished bedroom is the ultimate luxury. And when friends and family are far away from home, a well-designed guest bedroom will make them feel at ease.
Add a rug to a guest room, and the problem is solved. Although this is a convincing excuse in and of itself to decorate with a rug, there are many more. You might also argue it visually unifies a space by linking all of the disparate elements together. A rug can help layer a room's decor by anchoring it, defining it, and adding warmth to it.
Here are several different ways to decorate your guest room with area rugs:
Rugs may be used to describe or divide areas like seating or dining areas, as well as foyers. This is particularly useful in studio apartments or larger rooms that need to be defined.
Rugs can be used to add variety to a room. When using two rugs in a room, keep in mind that rugs of the same size will visually divide the space. To build a sense of variety, use rugs of various sizes.
When using more than one rug, it's preferable if the rugs have similar styles. If you don't, you could get a jarring or unpleasant effect. There will be no sense of comfort in a space if there are so many "warring" patterns.
Use a favorite rug as the foundation for a room's color scheme. If you install it after your furniture is in place, on the other hand, you can use it to accent or tie in your existing colors.
Turn up the volume or use a rug to visually quieten a room. Choose an area rug with a more subtle pattern if your upholstery or wallpaper has an ornate pattern. When the walls and upholstery are relatively neutral, a busier pattern or bolder colors may be used to add attention to the room.
Rugs can make a big difference in a space, so use one as the focal point. To do so, paint your walls a color that echoes one of your rug's accent colors to provide contrast.
Don't make the mistake of thinking that a rug needs to be rectangular. Allow the shape of your rug to be dictated by how you arrange your furniture. If a square, circular, or oval shape seems to suit your furniture arrangement better than a rectangular one, try finding out which shape will look best.
Subtract 3 feet from the length and width of the space when purchasing a rug. Space appears to be bigger when the edges of the floor are left empty.
To protect your rug from sliding or creeping, always use a liner. The rug liner should be suitable for your floor type and large enough to prevent the rug from slipping.