Warm Tone Rugs
How To Use Cozy Rugs for Warming Up Your Interior Decor This Winter
The weather outside is frightful, but your living space can still look delightful. The most popular methods of interior decorating often change based on the season, and winter is no different. During the cold months, your decor, including your area rugs, should be all about textures. They can be warm and fuzzy without losing their modern appeal. These tips and tricks will help you find the best way to update your home decor by incorporating warm and cozy rugs to create a textured winter decor theme.
Create a Cozy Layered Area Rug Look
Layering rugs and textures is a popular fashion trend during cold months, and the method works well for your home decor as well. Combine rugs, blankets, and pillows of different textures or colors in your bedroom or living space to create a warm and cozy vibe. If you choose to use different textures, try to keep them within the same color scheme for a cohesive feeling. If you prefer a variety of colors, try to stick to textures that are similar in thickness and feeling to maintain the consistent feeling of the room.
Add a Cozy Rug Under Your Furniture
If you want a soft and luxurious feel, look to the shag rugs that were popular in your grandparents’ homes — just skip the avocado green or bright orange shades. Shag carpet’s thick fibers are an excellent way to add comfort to any room while maintaining the textured interior design you wanted all along.
Maybe your main family room has hardwood floors. Adding a shag rug under your sofa creates a comfortable, warm place to rest your bare feet as you watch your favorite TV show. Do you have a home office? Using cozy shag area rugs in the space breaks up the boring corporate vibe of your desk and electronics to create a more inviting space to work. Shag rugs are also excellent in front of the kitchen sink, beside beds, or next to your bathtub. Choose them in colors that work with the decor already in the room for the easiest fit.
Combine Patterns If You Prefer Less Texturing Your Interior
Some people are sensitive to the feeling of changing textures beneath their feet. Luckily, there are ways to give the illusion of texture without adding truly textured rugs to your living spaces. Consider patterns instead. Certain patterns, such as chevron and traditional vertical or horizontal stripes, give the illusion of a textured surface when combined. If you choose to use patterns in lieu of true texture, make sure you don’t choose a rug that’s too busy. Stick to a single color family that matches the other decor in the space to get the best results.
Choose Warm And Darker Cozy Rugs To Create a Sophisticated Interior
Your home doesn’t need to lose its sophisticated vibe just because the winter months are so often associated with “warm and cozy” decor. In fact, going darker with your home’s interior details can create more depth. Do you have a bedroom with white color walls, ceilings, and floors? Use white for your sheets and bedspread, too. Then add depth by using black pillowcases, painting your closet doors black, and adding a textured black rug under or beside your sleeping space. The dark accessories add intrigue and elegance.
Know Which Textured Cozy Rugs Looks Best for the Room’s Interior
The type of textured rug you select for a room depends on the size of the room. A large texture that has a lot of loops in it can be too much for a small space, such as a bathroom or small bedroom. As a general rule, the bigger the room is, the bigger and bolder the textured rug can be. Remember, a rug should be cohesive with the rest of your decor, not dominate it. Visible texture is good, but it shouldn’t be so visible that it’s the first thing you notice, unless the rest of your decor is purposefully understated.
Consider How To Effectively Layer a Nice Cozy Rug Over Carpeting
Many people choose to put area rugs over a room’s installed carpeting to add a layer of extra comfort or create a more intriguing decor style. However, you must be careful when adding a rug to existing carpeting. A thick shag rug looks best over installed carpeting that has short piles or loops, as it adds an elegant, soft, and comfortable appeal to your living space.
On the other hand, if your installed carpet is already luxurious and plush on its own, choose a more understated area rug. Consider a woven rug for the best results. Many carpeting experts recommend avoiding area rugs over long-pile carpet. The plushness of it can mean a lack of support for the area rug, causing wrinkles, buckles, or other types of shifting.
Whether you’re decorating a child’s room with appealing textures and bright colors or turning your office space into a smooth neutral zone that your clients will love, making people feel comfortable is key to creating a successful interior design. Adding a rug takes it even further by creating a cozy and warm atmosphere during the cold winter months.
Some warm and cozy antique area rugs from our collection:
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Tips for Decorating With Warm Colors
Is fall your favorite season? Do you love the way the shades of red, yellow, orange, and even brown blend together to create something so beautiful each year? If you enjoy these warm colors, you may have considered decorating your home with them. Of course, nature does all the work to make the trees look beautiful. The job is up to you if you decide to decorate your home with the same shades. Don’t worry if you don’t know where to begin.
These tips and tricks will help you create the warm color scheme decor of your dreams:
Plan for the Size of the Room
Because warm colors are often darker in hue, they tend to make a room look smaller. For this reason, it is important to consider the size of the room you’re styling when deciding on a color scheme and how much of it to incorporate. If you are decorating a large living space, such as a living room or master bedroom, the warm tones can make the room appear cozier and more pulled together. On the other hand, adding too many dark colors to a small room can make it become too small. If you decide to use this type of color scheme in a smaller room, stick to one or two colors in the same shade and mix it with white to balance it out.
Add Your Warm Colors in Layers
Even in a smaller room, a single warm-toned piece of furniture, rug, or drape won’t be enough to truly pull your color scheme together. To make the room cohesive without overdoing it, add your color in layers instead of using a single centerpiece. To do this, use similar shades of the same color throughout the room, such as in patterned rugs, on patterned drapes, or as a focal wall in a room. Employing the same shade in multiple parts of the room creates the aesthetically pleasing decor you imagined. For added oomph, layer patterns such as chevron and horizontal stripes as well.
Decide Where You Want Your Energy
Psychology shows that warm color palettes tend to create more energy in people, which means you want to think carefully about where you use them. For example, if you want your kids to go to bed well every night, energizing colors may not be the best choice for their bedrooms. You may also want to avoid them in your master bathrooms, personal bedrooms, or anywhere else that is meant to be a calming, zen environment more than a stimulating one.
Try Shades of Green
When it comes to the warm colors of autumn, most people don’t think of green. However, dark green hues are the perfect earth tone color palette for a room that you want to come across as natural yet sophisticated and elegant. Choosing only warm colors may make a room look too “bright,” but deep green hues are darker and evoke thoughts of forest trees, succulent plants, and other beautiful scenes from nature. Pair with natural wood colors and black tones to keep a room elegant, modern, and ready to be the center of attention in your home.
Use Paint Samples First
All paint tends to look different in the store than it would in your home, but that can be especially true of warm colors. What looks rich and beautiful under a store’s harsh lighting may look too dark or drab in your home’s lighting, which is likely dimmer. For this reason, it is important to purchase paint samples and try them out in your home.
You may be tempted to skip this step, especially if you are set on a specific shade. Unfortunately, you’ll be out a lot of money if you purchase lots of paint that you then decide you don’t like. Try the samples at home and look at them in various lighting settings and at different times of the day to ensure you love the colors you choose all the time and not just in one specific situation.
Make Your Warm Color Scheme Easy To Change
Of course, there’s no rule that says you need to paint or add wallpaper or even buy new furniture to adhere to your new warm color scheme in your home. In fact, you can add to it in a variety of ways that allow you to slightly or completely change your interior decor or even move it to a new room when you get the urge. Start with the drapes, some throw blankets and pillows, or even the wall art you choose. Pick items in your favorite warm colors.
If you want something larger and bolder, try adding a vintage or antique area rug in a warm color. Using warm colors for your portable decor and leaving your walls and main pieces of furniture in neutral colors makes it easier for you to change your interior design whenever you see fit.
Whether you want a modern rug and art for a modern room or you prefer your warm colors to be traditional or vintage, one thing is for sure. With these tips, you can’t go wrong when creating your warm interior decorating color scheme.