Sometimes I wonder why I bothered with the bleached oak floors in our flat, as wherever possible I can’t deny the urge to cover it in beautiful rugs!
Not only does a rug give a soft finish underfoot, but they really can set the tone of a space, determine a style for your furniture and influence the colour palette for the rest of your room.
If you are looking for a way to use a rug in your space or need some inspiration, here are some of my current favourites…
Inject some colour into a neutral-toned room with a bright kilim rug, as used here by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design.
Subtly tie a room together with some simple co-ordination, demonstrated in this small nursery with the dusky pink light fitting, box and rug. By Koncept Stockholm.
One of my favourite designers Nani Marquina injects her style into this room of her Ibizan home with the Losanges rug, and by picking out colours from the rug for the bed cushions and carefully selected clothes on display. Photography: via Dwell.com.
This monochrome rug creates definition for the eating area in this Melbourne kitchen. Photography: via nordicdesign.ca.
Not all rugs need to be expensive – this £55 Lappljung Ruta rug from Ikea draws the eyes between the zebra heads and the floor to complete this ‘Earth Trending’ space. Photography: via Born and Bred Studio.
I’ve passed shops that sell these little persian style rugs many times, but using them as entrance mats on this bleached wood floor has inspired me to make a future purchase. By INT2 architecture via desiretoinspire.net.
By co-ordinating your curtains and rug like this very on-trend dip and tie dye look, you have another way to create an over-arching colour theme in your space. Photography: via Bloesemliving.
In this summer sun who needs a parasol when you can sling up a rug and channel Mr Louboutin’s French holiday home style! Photography: François Halard.