When deciding to purchase a new rug, it’s important to make sure that it’s going to fit well with the interior style of your home. Luckily, many rugs are wonderfully versatile and suitable to a wide variety of interior styles, however, getting your rug wrong can really damage the overall look of your lovely home.
To avoid this, here is our expert rug advice on choosing the right rug style for your interior, based on the style of your home!
Matching a rug to a traditional décor can be a really exciting process – there are so many new-but-old rug designs available, particularly in our traditional rug collection! Traditional rug designs are often a window of insight into historical influences – from decadent Persian designs and motifs to patterns that have been used by tribes for centuries. And whilst you have the opportunity to go for original pieces with a large price tag, we sell many new rugs made from durable, modern materials, but featuring the wonderful traditional patterns that you love.
When choosing a traditional rug for your traditional space, one of the most important features to look at is colour. Traditional designs can be quite ‘busy’ – in a good way – but the last thing you want to do is choose a rug that is going to clash with your space.
But how to choose a rug colour? To get the best results, pick out colours that you already have in the room. Whether you have reds, greens, or yellows, choosing a rug that features colours that are already in sight is a sure fire way of choosing the best traditional rug for your space. Equally, if you have a lot of colour already in the room, consider investing in a more neutral rug colour. It’s all about finding the perfect balance.
If you have a modern interior with clean lines and simplistic furniture, consider adding some subtle pattern to your space. Diamond rugs are brilliant for this as they feature a classic design that is still minimalistic and very chic. See our Valencia, Noble Diamond Shaggy, Fashion Carving, Cambridge Shaggy, and Aysgarth Tribal rugs for diamond patterned textiles!
On the other hand, you might be looking to make more of a statement with your newly chosen rug. If this is the case, bold colours and/or vivid patterns can do just that. For instance, our Villa Multi Blocks rug incorporates nearly every colour under the sun and this results in a fantastic bold statement piece!
The beauty of having a modern space is that you can also still successfully style a traditional rug in it. Just check out our How to Fit a Traditional Rug in a Modern Space guide to find out how to master the trend. Traditional-style rugs can add some character and style to a contemporary room, and you don’t have to go full traditional. We have some beautiful and fashionably distressed Persian rugs that have a contemporary influence and feature modern colours.
Decorating a small room can be difficult as there’s much less space to work with and it’s essential to get the space that you do have right. When choosing the right rug style for your interior, we recommend steering away from bright and busy rugs. As jazzy as they are, they can overpower a small room and make it feel even smaller. Instead, focus on rugs that are neutral, simple, and light, as this can open up your space and help it to feel more spacious.
You can really go to town when choosing a rug for a large room. In fact, if you have the space, you could even style multiple rugs in a room – check out our multiple rug styling guide for inspiration!
First thing’s first, make sure that you choose a rug that is big enough. A small rug will get lost in the room and look extremely out of place. Instead, invest in a large area rug that is going to complement the size of your interior.
Looking for a rug to go into a dark room brings the opportunity to add some light into your dark interior space. Go for light neutrals and greys rather than dark colours that can drain any much-needed light.
For more interior tips on lightening a dark room, take a look at our interior advice where we talk about effective ways of adding light into a dark room!