When the matter arrives to floor coverings, homeowners often resort to neutral shades so that it complements almost every décor and style. But what if you end up with a blue shaded area rug? Suppose you receive it as a gift from someone near and dear. Or, let’s say, you chose it simply out of impulsiveness, only to realise that you have run out of decoration ideas. To them, this article aims to be an inspiration. Whether you would play it down or make it the highlight of your room might be your preference but the ideas discussed here shall help you nail down the look you are dreaming to achieve.
A carpet is a textile floor covering typically consisting of an upper layer of pile attached to a backing. The pile was traditionally made from wool, but since the 20th century, synthetic fibers such as polypropylene, nylon or polyester are often used, as these fibers are less expensive than wool. The pile usually consists of twisted tufts that are typically heat-treated to maintain their structure. The term carpet is often used in a similar context to the term rug, but rugs are typically considered to be smaller than a room and not attached to the floor.
Carpets are used for a variety of purposes, including insulating a person’s feet from a cold tile or concrete floor, making a room more comfortable as a place to sit on the floor (e.g., when playing with children or as a prayer rug), reducing sound from walking (particularly in apartment buildings), and adding decoration or color to a room. Carpets can be made in any color by using differently dyed fibers. Carpets can have many different types of patterns and motifs used to decorate the surface. Carpets are used in industrial and commercial establishments such as retail stores and hotels and in private homes. Today, a huge range of carpets and rugs are available at many price and quality levels, ranging from inexpensive, synthetic carpets that are mass-produced in factories and used in commercial buildings to costly hand-knotted wool rugs that are used in private homes of wealthy families.
Carpets can be produced on a loom quite similarly to woven fabric, made using needle felts, knotted by hand (in oriental rugs), made with their pile injected into a backing material (called tufting), flatwoven, made by hooking wool or cotton through the meshes of a sturdy fabric, or embroidered. Carpet is commonly made in widths of 12 feet (3.7 m) and 15 feet (4.6 m) in the US and 4 m (13 ft) and 5 m (16 ft) in Europe. Since the 19th and 20th century, where necessary for wall-to-wall carpet, different widths of carpet can be seamed together with a seaming iron and seam tape (formerly it was sewn together) and fixed to a floor over a cushioned underlay (pad) using nails, tack strips (known in the UK as gripper rods), adhesives, or occasionally decorative metal stair rods. Wall-to-wall carpet is distinguished from rugs or mats, which are loose-laid floor coverings, as wall-to-wall carpet is fixed to the floor and covers a much larger area.
So, go ahead and read on to find out some of our decoration ideas to flaunt a beautiful blue rug at home.
• Settle for a monochromatic blue colour scheme indoors
There’s always room for blue floor coverings as long as you are aware of how to pair them up.
It’s great for evoking a calming vibe and a relaxing ambience by taking advantage of its cool undertones. Now, the question is – how to achieve the look? Simply by complementing the blue floor coverings with navy/cornflower/cobalt blue in bedding, robin’s egg blue/ sky blue on walls and white on pillows. You may also go for blue-white patterns on soft furnishings to bring out the tranquillity.
• Nail down a bold look
The easiest way to come up with something like this is by creating a contrast. Think of the colour wheel and the hues opposite to blue. Is it orange? Well, you can easily pick it for your accessories and let it create a striking look with a blue area rug at the centre. For the rest of the décor, go for neutral accents of brown, white and tan.
• Switch to a neutral setting
The safest and most popular look to don is neutral. Ran out of ideas? Go neutral! Wondering what would be timeless and never go out of style? Switch to neutral tones. A blue rug, much like a loud purple rug or an equally bright one like a pink rug might seem out of the place but trust us, it won’t. You would only need soft furnishings to be in tad subtler shades to balance the look of your residence. And, this applies to almost all the rooms, whether it’s your cosy bedroom, a place to act sociable like the living area or a dining room.
However, things would change a bit for small, confined rooms. Shades in white, grey, beige and cream on walls alongside a deep blue area rug would create an illusion of a spacious interior. So, think accordingly and then act.
Also, too much of neutrals all-around a blue floor covering might seem boring to some. To them, we would suggest deeper accent shades like taupe and tan in throw pillows, furniture, window treatments etc. However, if you are up for a royal touch, chocolate brown and charcoal in dark neutrals shall work fine with your chosen blue carpet. Now, the ball’s in your court!
• How about evoking a coastal vibe indoors?
Most of you might be locked up indoors and unable to give your holiday plans a flight because of the pandemic. You must be feeling bored and missing the charm of sunny beaches. How about utilising all the time that you have in hand to build up a coastal-inspired décor? Not a bad idea after all for the beach lover, huh? So, begin by welcoming your blue area rug indoors. Then, paint your room walls in crisp white. Adding beadboard is optional though. If you choose in favour of it, it would bring about a cottage-like feel indoors. Now, combine yellow accents here and there to impart a sunny look. What about bedsheets or sofa? Instead of opting for stark whites, go for blue-white stripes to nail the nautical design. As for other furniture, wooden ones would best complement the coastal vibe. And, voila! You have accomplished in your endeavour.
Hope these ideas shall help you in decorating your home, the next time you end up with a blue floor covering. Share your thoughts in the comment section to inspire readers, who are in love with rugs of such a particular colour.
The author mostly writes articles on all sorts of floor coverings and interior decoration. Pink and purple rugs are her favourites. Go through her write-ups if you wish to seek ideas and tips on how to beautify your rooms at little cost.
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