The Benefits of Black Rugs
When choosing an area rug for your home, you have a wide variety of design and color choices. The right color can add emotion and awareness to a room if used properly.
Don’t be afraid to change the ambiance of your room with a darker shade. Black is not entirely bleak and dismal, despite the reputation often put upon it. In fact, a black rug might be exactly what you need to pull your unique design together.
There are some obvious advantages of black rugs. Anyone with pets or kids knows that spills and dirt can be a given in any living space. Stains can blend more easily into a darker rug, especially if it has a lot of detail in its design.
And as discussed in a previous post, a thick black rug can also retain some heat in your home during the chilly winter months. A shaggy black rug can make a room feel luxurious and warm while the snow is falling.
The simplicity of black can lend to an elegant atmosphere in a bedroom or dining area. Black never goes out of style. If you have a bright room with several windows or neutral décor, a black rug can actually bring life and interest to the room through the contrast in color.
In a light-filled room, a black rug can draw people into the space as the focal point. If that’s not your goal, you can put it under darker colored furniture to blend into the surroundings. Just make sure you have lots of natural light to balance with the darker shades. If it gets too dark, it could feel gloomy and stifling.
Black can add a little mystery to your room if used in moderation. Dark floors add style and class to a white or neutral-colored room. As can be expected, black and white make a great pair in any setting. There is something crisp and clean about using black next to white.
Be bold, try black
Black rugs don’t have to be one solid color. If you’re interested in trying a black rug, but afraid to bring too much darkness to your room, consider a rug that blends both black and lighter shades.
If geometric design is your style, there are many rugs with geometric shapes in black and white. Traditional rugs often come in black and gold to create a rug that isn’t too dark. There are also rugs with artsy, abstract designs in bright or light colors against a black backdrop. There are so many patterns that work well with darker shades.
The beauty of black rugs is that they are versatile. You can use them to blend the colors in the room or to emphasize a pop of color. Either way, your guests will be drawn into the space.
Will it work for you?
If black still makes you a little uneasy, you could try a rug with darker shades of gray, maroon, or blue instead. Deeper shades of rugs can lend a sleek touch to a room. Royal blue and purple can create a regal style if kept simple.
If you decide to try a black rug, it will be easy to match with almost any other color out there. There’s no need to buy new furniture or décor. Whether your space has a rich, dark colors or solid white, black goes with it all.
We have a wide variety of designs, sizes, colors, and textures to fit your needs. Take a look at the large selection of dark rugs available at Plush Rugs.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.