It seems like with the start of the new year, many people I know have moved into new homes and are in the process of decorating their abodes. Those who did not move are re-decorating or adding the right conversation piece to their current homes. Whichever group you belong to, one decorating tip that I like (and currently use in my own home) is making a bold statement with a rug.
From the examples above, statement rugs just add the right zing to a room. Stripes (how about this one from West Elm), geometric patterns (like this one from C&B), repeating lines, a striking color, shapes (such as a round rug from Anthropologie), are all ways that make a statement rug stand out. The general rule of thumb I follow is if my rug is busy and bold, I try to keep the rest of the room simple and let my furniture and furnishings compliment the rug.
There are many options out there and all in various price ranges. There are even sites that let you create your own pattern/design. Some of the best finds are from small local businesses right in your town that would not be available to the masses. I’d recommend first looking at magazines, online sites, Pinterest, to get ideas. Maybe talk it over with your interior designer (if you have one). Once you have an idea of what speaks to you and have some knowledge of fabric options, sizes, and care, you can shop around and make adjustments as needed based on your budget (if you have one).
All images from Pinterest