A room without a rug can often feel incomplete. In a space with hardwood or tile flooring, a rug is the finishing touch adding warmth, texture, colour and pattern.Sometimes the rug is the starting point for the colour scheme too. There are many styles ranging from antique orientals and French needlepoint to modern graphic. Choosing the right rug should take into account the size and shape of your room, the overall style of your home and your existing furnishings. For instance if you have a long, narrow room think about a rug with horizontal stripes to widen the space. Perhaps choose a dark rug to anchor a light colour scheme or add a circular rug to an irregularly shaped room. Another use for a great rug is to provide some sound absorption. In any room either all the furniture should fit on the rug or none of it. For instance in your dining room the table and all the chairs should sit on the rug. You should also leave some space around it don`t have the rug go wall to wall. A good plan is to leave approximately an 18 inch border if your space allows it. Here below are some great examples of rugs for all spaces.
On my wish list is this great black and white offset striped rug from IKEA, featured here in the home of design master ``Nate Berkus``. I have seen it over and over in many design magazines, it`s simple design and classic colour way makes it able to work in any space especially my house! (PLEASE!) My family room needs the warmth and texture of a rug to complete the feel of this most used space. Next to this piece my favourite rug designer is Paul Smith of England whose name is huge in the fashion world known especially for men`s suits. His designs are colourful, bold and interesting. Look below for a peek into the Paul Smith world..