The first months of the year are an excellent time to refresh your home. Small changes such as getting a new rug can breathe life into a space with different colors and textures; no significant alterations necessary. If you need some inspiration, read on to find some of the top rug trends that are in full swing this year.
Grays and Metallics
This is the year of neutrals. For example, is the warm, neutral Poised Taupe SW 6039. But while neutrals might be moving into a warmer, cozier direction, grays are still sought after for their fresh, modern look and their versatility. Metallics can range from cooler grays to warmer bronzes, which can give great contrast to any space, especially when combined with matte elements.
Nothing makes a room light up more than a luxurious leopard print or a dash of zebra stripes. These bold patterns go perfectly combined with solid, matte colors, and they are perfect for bringing attention and excitement to the center of the room.
Another popular option is rugs made with natural materials, such as sisal, wool, or jute. They usually come in neutral colors and add a sense of comfort, softness, and volume that contrasts with harder elements wooden floors. They also contribute to maintaining air quality indoors, which makes them a great option for people with asthma and allergies.
While it’s typical for area rugs and runner rugs to have bold patterns and colors (since they are usually the focal point of the room), sometimes you might just want a rug with softer patterns and more neutral colors. Their designs are inspired by nature and can be made of natural or synthetic materials. They might not make a bold statement, but they can help give a space a more classic look.
Break Down The Room
Covering almost the entire floor with one large rug is not the best idea in 2017. Instead, decorators prefer separating spaces in large rooms with different rugs. In big spaces, rugs can help contain furniture into smaller units that serve ones purpose. The easiest way to do this is to get matching rugs. However, depending on the space and the design of the rug, this can look predictable or not too exciting. To spice things up, you can get different rugs that complement each other or share colors or patterns.
As you can see, small changes can make a world of difference when it comes to decorating your home. Replacing a rug with one with a different pattern or color can transform your environment. You can make it more fresh and modern with grays and metallics, transform it into a cozy, neutral space with natural patterns and materials, make it lively with bold animal prints, or visually organize a large space with a set of rugs.
Try out these 2017 rug trends and breathe new life into your home.