DECORATING WITH A BLACK AREA RUG
When it comes to choosing a color for your rug some people find it a daunting task while others respond to it as being not that big of an issue. Most often by the time it comes to picking out a rug they have run out of enthusiasm and sometimes money and will end up buying the first one they come across. In these cases as in many others, the black area rug may be the ideal solution.
With home decorating there are so many decisions to be made. Choosing the rug color is one of them and in order to get the color that is most suited depends on many factors. To begin with, do you want to go with a solid color such as a black area rug or do you want something with a pattern or even just a blend of colors?
As hard as it may seem to believe most often choosing the carpet colors after the decorating has been done is easier then trying to plan the decor around the rug itself.
A black area rug can be the ideal solution for many decorating problems but there are some things you must keep in mind when using a black area rug, which we will discuss.
If you have a room that you have used a lot of different colors in even if its earth tones then you have to be very careful with the colors in your rug. If you have a predominant color that overshadows the room and you go too strong with this in the rug then the color itself will overpower the room and downplay the other items such as furniture and accessories. In this type of situation, a simple black area rug will certainly suit the purpose. Again though it will depend on the size of the room, how it is decorated and the placement of the black area rug.
Some people feel that a plain black area rug has no character. When it is used correctly, it has the capability of making a room look simply elegant. For the multi colored rooms, it doesn’t interfere with the decor but adds warmth to the room.
Then the other side of the coin is the room that has basically no major color and the color is only provided by accents. Starting with a totally white room and perhaps a heavy reliance on chrome type furniture opens the door to utilize a black area rug to make this room a showroom of good taste. In this type of decorating, it is more pleasing if just one other color is used to accent the black area rug. For example, the walls could be white. The furniture ultra modern in the chromes and white leather. The floor with the black area rug then shades of red or even one vibrant shade of red for the accents such as the pillows and other accessories such as the drapes or window coverings. This gives the perception of a very high quality clean prestigious look.
Also, remember the shape of the rug will give a totally different appearance as well. You may feel that a square black area rug will not be fitting for the room, but try to visualize what a round or oval black area rug would look like. It may make a total difference to how you perceive the color black.
Sometimes black area rugs get a bad name because they are considered high maintenance. This is true but only depending on where they are used. If you are going to use them in the main traffic areas of your home or in the kids’ rooms then yes, you are going to be spending a lot of time vacuuming and cleaning them. In a room where their isn’t major traffic they are actually quite easy to maintain and require no more work than any other rug you might use.
Keep in mind the size of the plush to the black area rug as well as the thickness of the plush gives various types of unique looks. Small pile may not be all that attractive for the area but a thick plush black area rug may be magnificent.