“I’m looking at pairing rugs in my space, what should I do?”
It’s a question we get asked all too often and as the saying goes, there is more than one way to skin a cat, or pair rugs in this instance! Regardless of which way you want to tackle this styling hurdle, the key is to find a common trend.
The simplest and easiest way is to double up on the same rug, but there are plenty of other ways to make pairing rugs in your space work for you.
Choose the same
Whether it be two similar solid colours or colourful pattern combinations, we suggest pulling colours from your existing furnishings and/ or decor and use rugs with similar colours and tones to complement the space.
Select contrasting colours
What does this mean? Choosing colours that are at opposite ends of the colour wheel, that will look visually appealing together. Eg. blue and orange, red and green, and yellow and purple.
Solid coloured rug with a more colourful patterned rug
By adopting this technique you allow one of the rugs to be the hero of the space, allowing you to draw attention to what may be considered the focal point of the room.
Match two rugs with a similar style pattern
The trick here is to select rugs with patterns that display a common theme or style. For example pairing two traditional kilim style rugs or two tribal style patterned rugs.
Use similar or contrasting textures
Whether you decide to pair two natural elements, or natural with a silkier synthetic option for contrast, playing with texture is the perfect way to add visual interest to any space. Think grassy jutes coupled with soft chenille cotton and you have a pair matched in heaven!
Go wild with lots of colours and patterns
This is the perfect way of achieving a bohemian style feel to a room. The rules are there, well there really aren’t any but by keeping in mind common elements discussed previously you can’t really go wrong!
As you can see – the combinations and possibilities are almost endless when it comes to pairing rugs. Stay safe or go wild – it’s entirely up to you!
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