How to Use Color and Patterns in Area Rugs

​There was a time when area rugs were incredibly popular. That popularity faded however when wall-to-wall carpeting came onto the scene. But, like all good things, area rugs are again taking center stage in many American homes and for good reasons. Here are a couple of very useful tips for anyone who is thinking of adding these special enhancements to the home.

Making Area Rug Color Options Work for You:

Color is crucial to getting a good, well-rounded look to any room, and color applies to everything in the space, including the paint or wallpaper, furniture, etc. Interior designers know that color is what ties everything together. In fact, color can make or break a room's personality.

Doing the math, your floor accounts for about thirty percent of the overall space in a room. It also accounts for one of the very first things that a person looks at when they enter the room. With this in mind, you can use your new area rugs to bring the eye to where you want it. For instance, if your rug will be a main focal point of the room (meaning it will be large and placed prominently in the room), consider a patterned Karastan area rug that contains distinctive color themes. You can use the colors within the rug to select wallpaper or paints that will enhance the overall look of the room.

On the other hand, if your new rug is not meant to be a focal point, consider more neutral colors. You can still choose patterned rugs, but keep the tone of the color down so as not to directly draw the eye.

Textured and Patterned Area Rugs:

Textured Karastan area rugs are an excellent choice if you are looking for a backdrop for certain pieces of furniture. Choose a rug that has colors that are slightly darker or slightly lighter than the main color of the furnishing to get the best results.

Keep in mind that today you have a wide range of patterns to choose from. You can easily find modern, traditional, or even avant garde patterns to work with as you design your new look. 

A very good way to learn more about how Karastan area rugs can help you get that perfect look to any room is to visit with Onondaga Flooring at either their Syracuse or Clay, NY showrooms.