Certainly, we have all heard and heard again why a rug can and often should be the foundation for the design of a room. We never tire of this ancient design principle and are happy to repeat it.
Well, yes. It is at the bottom. Just as the floor supports the furniture, the rug supports the visual and emotional structure of the room.
In the grand scheme of color, rugs offer a limited selection. But what a grand selection it is harvesting its bounty way back in time, from the beginnings of civil society.
Fabric colors are nearly infinite. You needn't feel overwhelmed, though. The rug has set you off in the right direction. Find what complements it.
Paint colors are infinite. But we know where to look because the rug has guided us.
Below are some examples from around the Internet that we like.
|Define an Area||
This huges space is made intimate.
|Set a Scene; Tell a Story||
This setting by Kevin Walz starts the conversation in the room. You want to know about the host. The simple weave design of the rug supports the sense of adventure.
|Color and Texture||
The charm of the rough brick is brought to life by the rug.
|A Great Idea for any Budget||
A great idea doesn't have to cost a fortune. This dining area pops on top of the blue rug.
|Tame and Highlight||
This vast open space in the Miller Residence in Indiana. The house is a famous example of architect Eero Saarinen's love of interior openess. Here the rug brings the space down to size, makes it intimate and charming.