Rugs for every room: Finding the perfect blend of style and durability

A rug is a fantastically versatile item that can completely transform the personality of your space. The trick lies in what kind of rug you select and its placement.

For example, are you looking to add some warmth and cosiness to bland tiled or hardwood floors? A rug with subdued colours and textures can transform that lacklustre space into a soothing cocoon of cosiness. Or maybe you want to liven up your space? A bright or patterned rug can introduce a pop of colour and make a bold statement piece, especially when balanced with neutral furniture.

With all the options out there, it can be hard to pick the rug that feels right you. So let’s take a look at ten types of rugs that can elevate your home décor.

1. Persian Rugs

With their intricate designs and rich colours, Persian rugs are a classic addition to any home. They come in various sizes, styles, and patterns, making them versatile enough to fit any room.

2. Shag Rugs

If you want to add a touch of luxury to your home, a shag rug is a perfect choice. These rugs have long, soft fibres that feel cosy underfoot and add a cosy, casual vibe to your living space.

3. Jute Rugs

Jute rugs are eco-friendly and made of natural fibres. They have a unique texture that adds depth and warmth to any room, without overpowering the other décor elements in your space.

4. Kilim Rugs

Kilim rugs are a type of flatweave rug perfect for adding colour and pattern to any space. They are lightweight, durable, and come in various colours and designs.

5. Moroccan Rugs

Moroccan rugs are known for their unique geometric patterns and vibrant colours. They are perfect for adding a touch of bohemian style to any space.

6. Braided Rugs

Braided rugs are perfect for adding a rustic or country feel to your home décor. They come in a variety of colours and patterns and are made of durable materials.

7. Flokati Rugs

Flokati rugs are made of wool and have long, shaggy fibres that add warmth and texture to any room. They are perfect for creating a cosy atmosphere in your home.

8. Tibetan Rugs

Tibetan rugs are handwoven and made of wool or silk. They are known for their intricate designs and soft colours, making them a luxurious addition to your décor.

9. Southwestern Rugs

Southwestern rugs are perfect for adding a Western flair to your home décor. They come in various colours and patterns, and their bold designs make them an ideal statement piece.

10. Faux Fur Rugs

If you want to add a touch of glam to your home, a faux fur rug is the way to go. They come in various colours and styles and are great for bringing texture and warmth to your space.

It's also useful to think in terms of the 'moods' rugs can elicit. Wool rugs in a muted palette create a relaxing, open environment, while rugs with deeper, richer tones and textures create a cosy, intimate or moody atmosphere. When choosing the pattern of the rug, think about where it will be placed and what colours are already in the room. If the rug is going to be partially covered by furniture, a patterned rug may not be suitable. Choosing the material of the rug depends on its purpose, whether it is purely functional or a touch of luxury. If the rug needs to be durable, look for synthetic fibres, wool blends, or hardy natural fibres such as sisal, which can take a lot of wear and tear.

Also, never underestimate the power of rug placement. Rugs anchor a room to create a cohesive space, which means they should be in sync with the other elements in the room. Consider the room's layout, seating arrangement, rug style and materials, and its shape.

It can be hard to visualise a space sometimes, so try out our free colour visualiser. It can help you visualize the rug or any fabric in your space, and even try out new colours to match with your walls and décor. Alternatively, if you are planning to re-paint your interiors, why not make your rug the starting point to create a matching colour scheme? With Coloursmith, you can easily pick and create a colour of your choice, order a test paint pot, and achieve the perfect harmony between your rug and the rest of your home decor.

A client recently visited our Coloursmith Studio, inspired by the vibrant colours of their holiday in India. Using the Coloursmith device, we were able to create a unique and harmonious colour for their room by extracting it from some hand-dyed fabrics they brought along.

Credit: Coloursmith Studio in Clifton Hill VIC

Follow your heart and your own design aesthetic, especially when it comes to playing with colours and textures. The result will be a space that you can truly call your own. If you're afraid to experiment with colour, you can visit your nearest Bunnings store to create any colour on the spot and get a sample pot to test the colour in your space.