While “contemporary” is a word that is thrown around a lot and can have different meanings to different people, contemporary area rugs are really all about eye-catching, handmade designs that fit in with a variety of furnishings. Contemporary rugs aren’t as bold as modern rugs, and they tend to have more subdued designs and colors. Choose a contemporary-style area rug and you’ll come to appreciate a product with clean, usually straight lines (or sometimes slightly rounded) that are softer than those used for geometric or graphic-style furnishings. Custom contemporary rugs are available in a large range of colors, shapes, patterns, and themes and will provide a stylish lift to any room of the house.
Placing the correct size rug in your space is as important as choosing the right color or pattern. A rug that it is too small will shift the balance of the room unfavorably. A rug that is too big, especially in open floor plans, may put the area designations off. There are a few rules of thumb, but a picture says it better. Use these handy guides by Interior Designer Lisa Ferguson to make the best choice.