Tip #3: Use Complementary Tones and Match Texture to Function
An attractive rug can be a room's centerpiece, with its neutral hue or bold pattern setting cues for furniture, accessories, form, and theme. For consistency, use assorted rugs in similar hues as color links from room to room.
Choose the rug's texture and durability based on the space it occupies. For example, a child's bedroom rug should have a thick, soft pile for playtime and romping. Entryway and rec-room rugs need to withstand muddy shoes or bustling feet, making a hard-wearing, washable indoor/outdoor rug a smart contender.
By paying attention to context—space, size and function—it's easy to find and place a rug and create a room you adore.