Southwest rugs offer unique color tones that please the eye and give a type of rustic charm to the room. Their historical significance dates back over one hundred years and brings with the history, special designs, textures and techniques of weaving. If you understand what it is that you are looking for, choosing the perfect rug will enhance your room and pull together the look for which you are striving.
There are a few factors to consider while reviewing rug choices that may help you avoid clashing with the rest of your decor. When blended with other rugs, those featuring a southwestern design often times compliment each other. This is something to consider if you plan on purchasing rugs for different rooms. The great thing about southwestern rugs is how well they stand out and share patterns of rugs near by. When desiring a room with a warm look, try using a rug with subtle colors and soft geometric designs.
Consider the area where you wish to place your rug. The type of flooring you have in the room may also influence the type of rug you want to display. Rugs with warm bold designs are complimented by hardwood floors. Since many rugs are hand woven, the textures will also stand out against the floor. You may also want to consider the setting of the room in which you intend to place your southwest inspired rug. The wall can be used as a back drop to show off your southwestern rug. Yet, some designs may be better suited for the wall to accent a rug on the floor. It doesn't matter if the romm will be used for dining, games or the gathering of family and friends, this can create a nice warm setting. Think of the pieces you will use as accent decor to be sure your rug offers a unique look. It's also possible you may want the rug to accent certain decor you have in the room.
Rugs with a southwest flair complement pottery, stained glass, basketry, sculptures and other Navajo or Native American inspired decor pieces well. You may want to think about what kind of foot traffic the rug will endure to ensure purchasing a durable high quality piece. Dark bold geometric patterns not only make a statement when you enter in the room, they also make a good choice for those who may experience high foot traffic.
Consider if there is a certain feeling or appearance you wishg to achieve in the room? Rugs can also create a spiritual and tranquil feeling to the room. Certain designs featuring popular Native American prints that are great for creating a western cabin or lodge look provide a more entertaining element. Some rugs feature earth tones that give the room a natural look, allowing furniture pieces and accents to fit in nicely. Southwest area rugs are also made with vibrant modern hues that can brighten up a room and welcome all who enter.
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