From floor to ceiling, there are many places and spaces in your home where you can utilize geometric patterns. They can appear on textiles, walls, floors and even light fixtures – but let’s face it, some of those bold patterns can be a little intimidating, right? A good way to begin introducing geometrics into your life is with an area rug. Here are a few things to avoid when working with geometric patterned area rugs.
1. Don’t hide it
If you have made the leap to buy a geometric rug, don’t tuck it away in a corner or bury it under a large piece of furniture. Geometric rugs are a fantastic opportunity to create a focal point in a room, or to make a statement in any space. Give the rug center stage in your living room, or let it flow freely in a hallway.
2. Don’t let it get lonely
Contrary to what you might believe, patterns love each other. If you are brave enough to put a geometric rug in your living room, then you are brave enough to buy a few throw pillows with a great pattern, too. Other ways you can accessorize your space with pattern are with ceramics, light shades, and even your curtains.
3. Don’t be afraid of color
Geometric rugs look great in any shade or hue – and while you may be tempted to stick to a neutral palette, adding color to your space will draw the eye more effectively. Rich mustard yellows, gemstone purples and deep blues, all work wonderfully for rugs and help set apart your space. Choosing darker hues in rich colors will also help the carpet wear better. Spilling coffee or red wine on a neutral colored rug may very well ruin it, but a rich tone will allow for a much easier clean up.
4. Don’t skimp on size
Perhaps the most important aspect of decorating with geometric rugs is getting the correct size for the space. Proportionality can make or break a room. Ensure you buy a rug that fits the room properly. You don’t want it covered your entire floor; leaving exposed wood, or tile around the edges is important. But you don’t want a little postage stamp in the center of a room filled with large couches, bookshelves and tables, either. Choose a geometric rug in a size that will match the space. Measuring the overall size of the room before you shop is key. Our customer sales associates will be able to help you decide what size you need based on your own home.
Keeping these points in mind, you can easily broaden your home decorating abilities by venturing into the exciting world of geometric patterns. Remember, be bold, be daring, and do let patterns seep into other aspects of your design.
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