With so many designer shows on television these days, it is no wonder that we all want to surround ourselves with an environment that looks like we have great taste and a great sense of design that can be accomplished on a shoestring budget. Realistic? Well, for some it may be; but most of us have an idea of what we like and what we are hoping to achieve, but need a little push in the right direction. In fact, if we were provided with a few tips to follow to help us pair items (for example, how to pair bold colors with natural rugs) we could most certainly pull the look together—and feel pretty good about it.

What are some things to consider when trying to pair bold colors with natural rugs?

First and foremost, you need to understand what you wish to achieve. Do you want to make a bold statement, or do you want to use bold colors to give you a pop of attitude? Are you prepared to go with that bright red couch, or are you thinking red throw pillows will accomplish the task?

Choose your focal point

One trick that many designers use is to determine what your focal point will be—is it going to be a fixed object in the space, such as a fireplace or pillar, or will you add a rug, unique clock, or chaise to become your focal point? Keeping your natural rugs more neutral allows you to become extremely liberal in how you apply bold colors throughout the space. However, if you are hoping to make your statement through a bold natural rug, looking at more unique patterns with bold colors interspersed might be your choice. In that scenario, your rug will be vibrant, your furnishings may be more neutral, and your additional splashes of bold color will show up in the accessories. Either way, the secret of pairing bold colors with natural rugs begins with identifying what you want people to talk about, and what you want them to focus on.

Choose a color that creates the mood you are trying to achieve

What do colors say about a space? If you are planning to pair bold colors with natural rugs, it is important to know what mood you are trying to create. The traditional colors of institutions and hospitals—those gray-blues and other muted tones—were chosen specifically to create a calming, unemotional response to the environment; however, a tone that was created was drab and inexpressive. The more bold or vibrant a color you are planning to incorporate, the more energy it will be associated with. Of course, the exact meaning of colors will be drastically different based on cultural references; however, the majority of people will respond similarly emotionally to some colors—for example, most people associate yellows with vibrancy, warmth, cheerfulness, and positive expression. Blues are colors that are often used in bedrooms for the calming effect. Add a splash of vibrant red or orange and you are creating a playful, high energy, highly emotional environment. The use of colors can clearly assist in defining the desired impact in that particular space.

When accenting your space with bold colors, consider the effect that color has on mood. Don’t overdo it! Too much of a bold color in one room can be distracting. To balance the mood, use a plain natural rug in areas where an accent wall and accessories (such as throw pillows) carry the bold colors. Alternately, if your walls and furniture is neutral, use a natural rug to add a vibrant burst of bold color.

Contact Natural Home Rugs

You can never go wrong if you choose the natural rug that speaks to you and helps you incorporate your own personality into the space. We, Natural Home Rugs, love our natural rugs and our reputation for building quality products speaks for us. To find out more information about our natural fiber rugs, you may contact us at [email protected] or call our toll free number at 1-800-601-6062.