We’ve always admired a rug’s ability to complete a design. Whether it is a runner in the kitchen, an area rug in the living room, or a welcome mat in the entryway, rugs add warmth, color, and texture. Clearly, rugs do more than function as a soft place for your feet. They complement the overall design scheme and deliver a layered and finished look in any space.
Sometimes, designers start with a rug and pull colors from the design to implement in other areas of the room. Other times, the rug is the final touch that ties everything together. There are many different rug styles and materials to choose from, but finding the right fit is the first step in securing the right rug. Next, find a material that is made to last. When it comes to interior design, livability is imperative. You shouldn’t be tip-toeing around your rug, and it should be able to withstand wear and tear. The number of options can be overwhelming — that is why it is necessary to consult the experts (including us).
Designers and rug boutiques understand the importance of seeing a rug in a room before committing to it forever. Don’t be afraid to ask about a trial period so that you can see the rug’s impact firsthand.
Scroll through the photos below of recent Beth Haley Design projects for inspiration.
Although this rug primarily features shades of red, it doesn’t distract from other elements in the room. When it comes to rugs, a neutral palette comes in many different varieties.
Different hues of blue fill this living space, and the textured area rug lends to a cohesive design. Don’t be afraid to mix and match different shades in the same color family.
When choosing a rug for the dining room, opt for a material that can be easily cleaned — just in case someone spills a glass of wine or drops a plate.
Rugs can protect hardwood floors, but they don’t have to hide them! In this urban loft, the rug softens the natural materials without distracting from the elements that make the space unique.
Coordinating But Not Matchy-Matchy
For this living space, Beth Haley chose to develop a color palette based on the blues in the rug. She pulled shades of blue into pillows and accent pieces for a uniform look that isn’t too matchy-matchy.
Yes, runners belong in the kitchen! A stylish runner goes a long way in making a kitchen design complete. Similar to the dining room, the kitchen requires easy-to-clean materials.
Sometimes the rug plays second fiddle to the rest of the design — and that is okay. This light neutral rug doesn’t detract from the natural surroundings nor the creamy leather sofa.
Two Winning Rugs
You can use rugs to define different spaces in an open concept design. In this home, the living space features a blue, vintage-style rug, while the dining room boasts a more contemporary option.
Make a splash with an entryway that wows! Entryways and hallways deserve the royal treatment, including beautiful runners, light fixtures, furniture pieces, and art. Check, check, check, and check.
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