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How Does A Rug Change A Room?

 

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In the world of interior design, rugs often play the role of unsung heroes, quietly transforming spaces with their subtle yet powerful influence. While they may sometimes be overlooked in the grand scheme of home decor, rugs possess a remarkable ability to redefine the ambiance and character of a room. These textile wonders go beyond being mere floor coverings; they are versatile pieces that anchor the design narrative, adding layers of visual interest and personality to your space. 

A SPLASH OF COLOUR & PERSONALITY

A rug's colour palette serves as a visual anchor, determining the overall vibe – from calming and serene to vibrant and energetic. Soft, muted hues, pastels or neutrals can impart a sense of tranquility, making them ideal for spaces aimed at relaxation, such as bedrooms or cozy reading nooks. On the other hand, bold and vibrant colours inject a dose of energy, creating lively focal points in areas designed for socialising. The psychology of colour also comes into play; blues and greens induce calm, while warm tones like reds and oranges add warmth and excitement. 

Same furniture, different rug - our customer's home is a perfect example of how a space undergoes a complete transformation with a new rug colour. Not sure which colour effect you'd like? Experience the convenience of our home trial service!

Therefore, choosing the colour of a rug carefully becomes a powerful tool for both designers and homeowners like you - enabling you to craft spaces that not only please the eye but also evoke the desired emotions in the room.

ANCHORING THE SPACE: SIZE MATTERS

Understanding the importance of rug size goes beyond just looks; it's a smart design move that helps define and anchor different areas within a single space.

A properly sized rug is the puzzle piece that ties everything together, making the space feel cohesive.

When picking the right size, think about more than just measurements – find that sweet spot that works with both the room size and how your furniture is arranged. Too small of a rug can make things feel disjointed. Too big of a rug is rarely the problem; the space constraints usually define the ideal upper bounds.

Feel free to check out Living DNA’s helpful Rug Size Guide here.

Comparing the two rugs above - the larger the rug, the more breathing room your furniture will have. Conversely, with a smaller rug, the area appears more confined and crowded. Featuring the Flux Pastel Rug available in 7 different sizes.

TEXTURE & SENSORY EXPERIENCE

Different rug materials create a variety of feelings, adding a special touch to your room. Tencel offers a luxurious sensation reminiscent of a stay in a five-star hotel, whereas jute evokes the ambiance of a serene natural resort nestled by the beach. So what kind of vibe resonates with you the most?


A customised Flux Rug set in a timeless elegant home. Explore Living DNA's Patterned Rug Collection.


A customer's jute rug set among artisanal furniture pieces. Explore Living DNA's Jute Rug Collection.

Texture is like adding layers to a story – it not only looks good but makes your space feel cozy and inviting.

These small details transform a room from just looking nice to creating a fully immersive and sensory environment.

Want to know the pros and cons of each material? Check out our comprehensive guide on How To Choose The Right Rug Material here.

FUNCTIONAL ELEGANCE: RUGS BEYOND AESTHETICS

Rugs do more than just look nice – they're practical champs! They bring warmth, reduce noise, and protect your floors. Imagine them as multitasking heroes, especially in busy spots. They cozy up your space, quiet things down and shield your floors (and yourself) from all the activity. So, when you pick a rug, you're not just choosing decor; you're adding a functional touch that makes your home comfy, serene and ready for everyday living.

PERSONAL EXPRESSION & STYLE STATEMENTS

Rugs, much like an artist's palette, provide a unique opportunity to showcase your individual style and taste. Beyond mere floor coverings, they act as versatile design elements, seamlessly adapting to a myriad of styles and themes. Whether you lean towards contemporary chic, vintage charm or anything in between, rugs serve as transformative pieces that not only tie the room together but also reflect the essence of your personal aesthetic. It's the freedom to play with patterns, colours and textures that makes rugs an essential medium for crafting a space that truly feels like home.


Featuring the Custom Abstract Rug in a customer's home. Discover what Danielle's family, who recently relocated to Singapore, has to share about their Living DNA rugs here!

CONCLUSION: THE RUG'S ROLE IN CRAFTING YOUR HOME IDENTITY

Discover the incredible ways a rug can transform your room — more than just a decoration, it's a real game-changer. From picking colours that set the vibe to choosing the right size and adding texture for a cozy feel, a rug goes beyond being a simple accessory; it's a powerful tool for making a room pop. As we wrap up, think of this as your invite to dive into the world of rugs. Get creative and let your rug be the artistic touch that tells your story in your space. Exploring rugs isn't just about looks; it's about crafting a home that's uniquely yours.

For free personalised rug advice, speak directly with one of our rug experts.

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