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Don’t Be Afraid of Colour & Pattern

We know that muted colours are everywhere in interior design but we think it’s okay to go another way and choose bright bold colours for the home. Whether in wallpaper, in accents or of course, in the flooring. 

One element that often gets overlooked but that can make a huge impact in a room is the area rug. The entire aesthetic of a room can change just by changing the colour, shape, and pattern. It can add depth, visual interest, and a touch of personality while making a room feel warmer and protecting your floors.

Take a look at some examples of how the area rug changed the feel of this living room (psst…you can try this out too, just use our Visualizer to see what an area rug would look like in your room).

From a little bit of an abstract feel, this carpet adds some visual interest to an otherwise monochromatic room.

A little more traditional and larger, we think this carpet gives off an academia vibe - all that’s missing is some candles and an antique writing desk.

Okay, hear us out. It’s big. It’s bold. It’s an eye-catching piece and it’s hard to deny that it’ll catch your attention the moment you walk into the room.

This one is small and a little more subtle than the previous ones and it’s perfect for adding a little bit more of a muted look.

Thinking bigger though, area rugs also protect your floors. We know that living in Canada means your flooring sees all four seasons (mainly winter) and area rugs act as a barrier between your feet and the floor, preventing scratches, salt damage, scuffs, and general wear and tear. 

Once again, using our Visualizer we can see what an area rug might look like at the entrance of this home.

In the end, how you design your home is up to you but we wanted to show you just how much a little change in pattern and colour can change a room.