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Flooring May 21, 2022

Chaleureux: 7 Tips For Decorating with Rugs

Rugs are like beautiful artwork for your floors. Learn to decorate like a pro designer with these top tips and beautiful rug choices from Chaleureux.

Add vibrancy

Is your room lacking colour or pattern (or both)? A simple area rug can solve a world of problems. At the same time, a colourful or patterned rug can add vibrancy, colour and personality to a space. No matter how small your room, you can spruce it up with a vibrant floor rug and create a designer look with ease.

Create contrast

Sometimes, when we play on the safer side of design, our spaces can feel flat and uninspired. However, you can create dimension and contrast with a textured rug to bring an aesthetic quality to your space. A rug adds warmth underfoot but can also create much needed contrast, drama and bold appeal in an otherwise plain setting.

Define your space

In an open plan living space, it may be difficult to demarcate specific zones for lounging, dining or even just relaxing on the sofa. Rugs can help you create a defined space, from one zone to the next. Choose a big, bold rug for your sitting area, and contrast this with smaller area rugs in the dining space and tv room. Together you create flow without and dimension in any open-plan home.

Gain clarity on a colour scheme

If you’re not too sure where to start with the colour palette of your room, be inspired by mesmerising floor rug designs. You can subsequently use a stylish statement rug as an anchor for the entire room. Pick up on the colourways found in your favourite rug and tie these into the rest of the room. The result will be a well-balanced and cohesive design.


Play with pattern

Draw the eye downward with a focal patterned area rug. This is a fun way to introduce colour to any room, without overwhelming the entire space.

Layer your rugs

Add textural delight to your interior with a beautiful layered look. Simply place two or more rugs diagonally over one another in a stylish arrangement. This is a fun way to play with your rugs and add depth and cosiness to a fun design.

Masai Rug 2 x 3m

Don’t overlook smaller spaces

Smaller rooms like a powder room or kitchen can also benefit from a stylish area rug. In fact, you can place a beautifully patterned rug on a smaller bathroom floor to bring colour and personality to this space. Don’t be afraid to play with colour and pattern in these smaller rooms and let it inspire your overall look.

Lingala dark rug

Shop the latest designs and patterns to spice up your floors with some of our favourite rugs from Chaleureux.

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