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There is no limit to what the perfect rug can do! Rugs can create a bold, eye-catching moment in a room design with a colourful pop of visual interest. Sometimes, however, you might choose to add some texture, depth, colour and pattern to a space with a more muted, monochrome, simple area rug. Here are some suggestions from the Urban Flooring team on rugs placement in any room.

Entryways

In addition to protecting your floors from dirt and debris, using area rugs at your entryways instantly introduces visitors to your sense of style. Rugs are perfectly suited to resist moisture, stains and foot traffic at the doorway. Minimalist design plays off of your lighting, and your entryways bring ample natural light. However try using a bright monochrome or speckled white, tan or light grey rug to brighten up your home as soon as you walk in.

Hallways

When following a minimalist design scheme, focus on clean, sleek lines that add balance and proportion. For this, choose a polyester or nylon runner. These materials handle foot traffic admirably while adding extra cushion and insulation. Consider a rug with neutral solid colours, earth tones, or neutral pastels. A washed or distressed pattern will also add interest without making your space look too busy.

 Kitchens and Bathrooms

Using area rugs in your kitchen and bathrooms not only provides comfort underfoot but can also prevent potential slips. Cotton rugs are easily washable, making them a great choice. Style wise, woven cotton rugs lend texture and many feature simpler, muted colours for subtle visual appeal. A solid rug that matches your flooring will blend well, while a heathered rug will add some minimalistic definition.

 Living Rooms and Bedrooms

In our bedrooms and living rooms, we want to relax without being overwhelmed. Consider utilizing a solid shag or cut pile rug to add supreme softness underfoot and a comforting texture to your space. You can even pick a shade that reminds you of your favourite calming presence in nature: a lush green shag carpet for a rich field, a cool blue to connect with soothing bodies of water, and beige or cream to recall a relaxing, long walk on the beach. You will effectively add luxury, sophistication and cosiness without trying too hard.

As you complete your minimalist design scheme, think about your rug placement, as artwork that you can use to achieve your desired vibe. Keep everything simple, clean, and high quality. Make sure to call Urban Flooring for any inquiries.

black rug on laminate floor dividing a areas space visually
Perfect rug placement to subdivide a sitting area from the rest of the lounge.

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