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Update Your Home Decor Using Colorful Rugs
By Tasneem Mirza
Retro, checks, black and white...looks like MOD is back. A color explosion
- bright tomato red, tangerine, lime green and even yellow - is whats
hot. In Europe, designers are using opt-art checkerboard patterns. The 60s
mod influence that practically defined fall has gone back in time about 40
years and its now very much a 20s thing. Patterns and prints
are back in a big way. Color prevails.
How can we integrate these trends in our design process? There are several
ways to liven and update the look of your room. Today, people want something
colorful, bright and fresh. Contemporary design is gaining popularity with
more & more individuals opting for the clean lines and sleek furniture.
So, where does one without expert design skills and limited budget begin?
Here are three simple & inexpensive ways to revive your room decor.
Lets start with a room that has a basic solid color couch or furniture with
sparse pattern fabric. Rooms need not be limited to pale colors; color palettes
in various combinations can speak volumes. By simply hanging picture frames
with abstract art that compile color and geometric shapes, one can change
the look of the room instantly. A low-cost approach would be to visit websites
selling framed art of impressionist artists such as Mark Rothko, Wassily
Kadinsky, David Bailey and others. Once you have selected a painting, choose
a rug that complements the painting.
There are a number of modern rugs available in variety of colors and designs.
Pick an inexpensive hand tufted rug, which has the look and feel of a hand
knotted area rug. To complete the look toss some bright colorful throw pillows
on the couch. These bold ingredients distract the eye and give the tired
old room a new lease on life. For example, a David Bailey 36" x 24" print
retailing for $31.99 can be complemented with a solid color rug or minimum
pattern area rug.
A blue shaded rug is fresh and appealing and can enliven any living space.
A retro rug has clean lines and style in a contemporary look that is today.
A vibrant solid red area rug borrows inspiration of Scandinavian contemporary
This spring put the color back into your interiors. Paint, it's cheap, you
can often do it yourself, and can create a lot of effect with color. Use
bold colors. Emphasize with accessories like rugs or by adding a stripy cushion
or throw. How about a hand crafted twentieth century decorative arts inspired
stripe area rug or 1950s Abstract expressionism contemporary design
rug with circles? If you decide on bold wall paint color and a bright pattern
area rug keep furniture pieces and other accessories simple.
Black & White
Another very popular look these days is the monochromatic, black & white
This look can be achieved easily. Instead of opting for a solid white or
black rug, one can add texture by integrating another trend of 2004, animal
prints. A wilton woven, 3.3 x 4.8 rug cost as low as $79.00. In fact, this
type of rug is light in weight and can be alternately used as a wall tapestry.
This is one economic way to update an otherwise uninteresting room. To restore
an old worn out couch use either plain solid white or black slipcovers- a
smart alternative to purchasing new sofas.
Incorporate these elements of design to create an updated, modern and comfortable
living space. To source these exquisite, colorful high quality rugs visit
Tasneem Mirza is the Managing Partner of Exquisite Rugs LLC. and member of
AWBA, NJWA and Beta Gamma Alpha- honors society for business students. Under
the leadership of Tasneem Mirza, Exquisite Rugs launched in April 2002 has
gained increased recognition. Tasneem Mirza has indebt knowledge of the rug
industry. For questions related to rugs or Exquisite Rugs products please
feel free to contact her: