Are you yearning for color but a little hesitant? Here’s a suggestion: don’t look around…look down.
Instead of wall color and room-centering pieces of furniture, focus on your floor. Building a color palette from the ground up is a great way to create a color story for a space in your home. Here are some tips on how colorful flooring can add wow factor to a new room or easily transform an existing space, whether through solid blocks of carpet or the layering of decorative rugs.
As a designer, I know that even in a neutral interior, color is extremely important. Flooring in bright colors can make a neutral room pop. Keep furniture and accessories in calm and classic tones like brown and cream. Then add creative textiles to tie the room together. Using a carpet with a mix of tones can dramatically expand the color story for your entire space.
If even bolder color is what you’re after, pick a plush carpet in your favorite hue as your main accessory. Start with a carpet in purple, pink or blue. Then layer on a few of your favorite trimmings in a matching tone to complement the carpet.
Move beyond color blocks and find a favorite design in a color scheme you love. A decorative rug with a leaf pattern in deep purple gives this clean white space a pop of color, and the over-sized design element becomes the primary decorative touch.
Whether you like to swap out your color scheme every year or every season, an area rug is the perfect way to make a quick change without breaking the bank. So experiment, and have fun with color. As you can see, one colorful design element can make all the difference in livening up your floors and making your whole room pop.