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How To Decorate With Patterned Rugs

For some of us, the thought of using prints and patterns in such a large piece as an area rug can be daunting. Though prints can be slightly more intimidating to approach than neutral shades, they can bring a bigger “wow-factor” to your floors than solid colored rugs can. Decorating with patterned rugs is a smart way to jazz up any space, and offers you a chance to bring some personality to the room’s design. Follow our tips on decorating with patterned rugs, and you’ll have a room full of perfectly paired prints in no time.

Decorating With Patterned Rugs Bedroom

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Our first suggestion is to avoid matching all your furniture with your print. Your rug should compliment the major pieces in your space but matching things exactly will make your space feel too cookie-cutter. For a great contrast, we recommend pairing stark geometric prints with warm wood pieces as seen in the room above.

Decorating With Patterned Rugs Living Room

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Just because you’re decorating with patterned rugs and covering your floors with a bright pattern doesn’t mean you can’t utilize prints anywhere else in your space. As long as you keep large pieces neutral like couches and chairs, you can feel free to play with prints on the floor, walls, and through your accessories. Pillows, paintings, and wall decor are an easy way to mix in prints that pair cohesively with your rug.

Decorating With Patterned Rugs Dining Room

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If you’re still nervous about bringing such a big print into your space our best advice is to start designing your space from the floor up. Choose a print that you’re in love with and build the entire room around the print and color scheme. Designing your space around a pattern can sometimes be easier than choosing a print that fits with your existing furniture.

For more inspiration, check out which rugs we’re currently lusting over on Pinterest and get more help choosing the perfect rug for your space with our rug buying guide.

Featured Image: Loloi Rugs