Over-dyed rugs are a great way to bring vibrant, all over color to a space and are a wonderful alternative to a simple solid colored rug that does not have a design. These rugs are first zero-washed and then dyed in vibrant colors.‰Û÷_Zero-Wash rugs have been purposely washed multiple times and then bleached out in the sun to obtain a patina look. Think of it as the equivalent to stonewashed or distressed jeans. Over-dyed and zero-washed rugs have become quite popular with designers as they add a touch of aged warmth to a space without sacrificing color.
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.