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Home Accent Rugs

Written by Anmy Leuthold
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When selecting colorful home accent rugs keep this in mind: Warm colors give a sense of comfort and they are good for informal rooms. Cool colors are conservative and dignified, and fit best in sophisticated rooms. Bright colors attract and rouse attention. Light, pastel colors are good for small rooms or wherever a female touch is wanted, because they give a sense of feminine space and airiness. Dark, rich colors give a sense of solidity and strength, and are good for masculine type rooms.

Colors are thrilling! You can make your room as formal and sophisticated or as quaint and informal as you please, with the combination of texture, color, pattern, and line from your large area rugs. With one color scheme, your room can be restful and relaxing; planned with other colors, the same room can be vibrant and exciting. In any case, choose which is to be the dominant color in the room, and use the brightest color or colors as accents in the smaller accessories.

Use Home Accent Rugs to Decorate Your Home

Large borders can be used in larger living rooms. You can even go three or four feet wide with texture or dissimilar colors to add excitement and contrast. This can make the room feel a tad comfier or create sections in the room. Rather than having one uninterrupted design you might have a go at two smaller, harmonizing rugs, if you have a large living room. Borders that are smaller, two to three inches wide, open up the area, particularly if you use quiet textures and neutral colors.

Take a step back check out various designs in history. Have a go at designs from the ancient Orient, Persian, to Americana to get a sense of your own taste. For a more casual or tropical sensation you may select one of the natural fiber area rugs like sisal and jute. This gives an indoor-outdoor experience, welcoming the essentials of nature into your household. You may end up loving a more contemporary style with bold, stimulating color on color. Or you might love the subdued tones, which lend themselves to a more reserved and formal appearance. Your creativity can take you in many directions, so enjoy yourself when planning your home accent rugs.

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