For bringing a simple, but endearing, look into your home, nothing can match the subtle power that comes from contemporary rugs. Though the term means many things to many people, these rugs are all about giving a hand-made, attractive appearance that will fit a wide array of design choices. No matter what room you’re working with, a well crafted area rug can provide just the right touch to elevate your room into a work of art.
Many people tend to confuse contemporary design with modern design, and use the two terms interchangeably, as both suggest the here and now. While modern design tends to use bold, explosive patterns and colors to draw people's’ attention, contemporary relies on softer, subdued hues, tones, and shades to enhance the overall design of a room, rather than dominate it. Most contemporary rugs look to the Earth for inspiration, and many of the colors featured are of soft browns, greys, and yellows that you might find in a forest or desert.
The patterns in contemporary rugs are also subtle in their impact, relying on straight lines or gentle curves to suggest order and tranquility, that can help viewers feel comforted and at peace. These two key design elements found in this collection that will ensure that you have a wide array of options to choose from, that will allow you to compliment your pre-existing design, without have to take a completely different approach to enhancing your room’s beauty.
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.