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Top Tips for Floral Rug Design

Top Tips for Floral Rug Design

Floral rug designs can be as varied as the gardens of the world they are based on. Thinking of rolling out a floral rug in your space? These rugs have been around for centuries and have stood out as an evergreen trend. Spreading their roots throughout the design world, floral rugs can fit various interiors, from elegant and modern décors to the timeless charm of a traditional interior design. Continue reading to discover how you can make the most out of a floral rug in your design.

Floral Design Rug in living room

Don’t be Shy in Design 

Floral rug designs are not shy, and you shouldn’t be either! When incorporating a floral NZ rug, it’s important to make it the star of the show. You got this rug as a statement piece, so let it shine by pairing neutral colours with the bombastic colours of the floral rug.

 Bold floral rug design in neutral living room

Design Rules are Made to be Broken 

Matching your rug to your curtains was once a golden rule of interior design, but rules were made to be broken! When it comes to modern rugs, you shouldn’t get hung up on matching your curtains to the rug. As mentioned previously, the loud colours of floral rugs pair well with less intrusive colours; crisp white or neutral colour pallet curtains will create a lighter look around your windows and feed into the garden-like atmosphere.

Birds eye view of floral rug design in living room

Creating Cohesion Between Furniture and Rugs 

Large furniture pieces like armchairs and couches are foundational elements of your interior design, so it’s best to keep these in neutral territory. However, it’s always a good idea to pick up a little colour from the rug by layering cushions or a throw of a similar colour over the furniture. By bringing in these accents of colour, you create a cohesive feel to the space without overwhelming it with colour.

 Large leather couch paired with floral rug design

Floral Designs are more Flexible than You Think

You may think floral rug designs are resigned to soft, romantic spaces, but they are actually more versatile than you realise. While there’s no doubt that floral rugs have a sweet spot in vintage and shabby chic interiors, garden-inspired rugs are making their way into more and more modern homes. The light and natural floral colours can really compliment modern interior design.

Floral rug design for traditional décor

Think Beyond the Living Room

Floral rugs planted in the living room give you a great starting point for the rest of your design to flourish. However, the living room is not the only space these rugs thrive. A hallway that’s feeling a bit dull or an office space that looks a little more like a dungeon can benefit from the vibrant tones of a floral rug design.

 Small floral rug design for dining area

Lay a Proper Foundation

Pick your floral rug before designing your room; choosing a rug can be a great jumping-off point for a room design. Rug designers put a lot of work and expertise into creating a pattern and colour palette that works, which means you can then use it as a built-in colour palette for your space! But if you already have your room designed, no worries: it’s not too late to choose a floral rug. Just be sure to take into account the colours you already have going on in your space and repeat them rather than taking off in an entirely new direction.

Floral rug design in modern home

Find Your Floral Rug with Rugs Direct

Floral rug designs are a fantastic way to breathe new life into an old room. Like a flowering bulb, your décor will expand out from the rug, creating a vibrant and cohesive design. If you’re interested in planting a floral rug in your design, head over to Rugs Direct and check out our range today.

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