HOW TO PAIR RUGS IN OPEN CONCEPT SPACES

How to Pair Rugs in Open Concept Spaces


Everyone is knocking down walls and building new homes with open concepts lately which is such an amazing open and airy space! But they can be tricky to decorate because there is a lot of awkward walls and difficulty making the areas flow together. One of the best ways to join open concept spaces is to connect your rugs. By looking for common denominators in rugs you can make them work seamlessly and create a scene of harmony with your color palette.

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HOW TO ARRANGE PILLOWS FOR YOUR LIVING ROOM SOFA

Use at least one Solid or tone on tone pattern rug.  Pair with a detailed pattern rug that has at least 1 connecting color (a similar shade of gray was used in this example.)  Contrast your pattern rugs with a light & dark neutral or a light and dark color.  Choose one medium sized pattern rug to go with the detailed and solid rug.
  • Use at least one Solid or tone on tone pattern rug.

  • Pair with a detailed pattern rug that has at least 1 connecting color (a similar shade of gray was used in this example.)

  • Contrast your pattern rugs with a light & dark neutral or a light and dark color.

  • Choose one medium sized pattern rug to go with the detailed and solid rug.

Mix natural fiber, neutral rugs with various other textured rugs for variation and depth in your design.  Use a bold statement rug for your main rug. The other rugs should complement your main rug in some way and not compete with it.  Pull a lighter color from your main rug and use it in a tone on tone patterned rug. This color will link these rugs together and create harmony.
  • Mix natural fiber, neutral rugs with various other textured rugs for variation and depth in your design.

  • Use a bold statement rug for your main rug. The other rugs should complement your main rug in some way and not compete with it.

  • Pull a lighter color from your main rug and use it in a tone on tone patterned rug. This color will link these rugs together and create harmony.

Choose a center pillow that contrasts the pillows that it is in front of. This pillow should tie the color palette together. It can be either a lumbar or the same sized pillow.  The outer pillow should contrast the sofa and be either significantly lighter or darker.  Add a pop of color that you can change out for different seasons. Use 2-3 Colors and the rest neutrals.  Pillows can all be the same size- get a cozy look with larger pillows, 20-24” with feather down inserts that are 2” larger than your cover.  Use different textures to add depth to the arrangement. This is a faux leather camel colored pillow.
  • Use a neutral flat laying rug for areas that require frequent vacuuming. Like under a dining table or an entryway.

  • Choose a primary rug that has a couple of colors that you can pull into corresponding rugs. In this example there are charcoals with neutral beige and slight rust tones.

  • Use a larger pattern rug paired with a detailed primary rug and a solid color rug in an open concept space.

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