Rugs do not get their due - often they are a last-minute addition for people who try to design their own rooms. But they really should be one of the key components in a room's decor.
Yes, of course rugs are first utilitarian. They add warmth to bare floors and they are also a great sound barrier. But the right rug is also gorgeous.
Rugs can also make a bold statement, defining the room's vibe and color palette.
I also love rugs that play a supporting role, adding complementary colors and patterns to support the overall design.
In rooms that I design, I also like to use rugs to define a space - almost like setting boundaries.
Will you think differently about rugs in your rooms now? I hope so!