the importance of rugs

Rugs are usually the last element people think of  when decorating an interior and sometimes even forgotten altogether. This is why we thought we’d share with you some reasons why rugs are extremely relevant in interior design and why they shouldn’t be overlooked at all!

An area rug is the perfect game changer for the space of an interior. Here are AWANAY’S main reasons!

1. COLORS, TEXTURE AND PATTERNS

Aesthetically, it has an impact on the the colours in the room! For example,  it may be the perfect feature to add color with, in a neutral interior.

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Zumthor House by Peter Zumthor (1986) vía @31chapellane

Our AWANAY Pardo Rug would be the perfect pick for an interior like this!

It also adds texture to a room giving it extra personality and a sense of character, resonating on the general aesthetic of the interior.

It’s also the easiest way to add patterns in your home. Patterns for sure add some character and extra personality to an interior.  Having it in the floor makes it less intrusive than adding them of your walls.

For example our black and white Tango Rug can add a very characteristic and original element to an interior!

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Tango Rug 

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Rugs can either stay in harmony with the rest of the elements in a room, tending to a  monochromatic aesthetic:

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Our Margaritas Overa Rug Featured in this lovely monochromatic interior arranged by @theplatformexperiment

 

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Greenwich Hotel by Axel Vervoordt and Tatsuro Miki, New York vía @studiolowsheen

Or be the element of surprise by standing out from the rest of the pieces inclining to a eclectic style:

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Either way, it definitely reinforces the overall style and mood of the room!

2. WARM & COMFY

No one can deny the pleasant and friendly touch of a soft carpet on your feet and body! Specially in homes were the floor tends to be cold, it feels so good to step in or lie down on a mushy rug. This can be ultimately achieved by placing a small rug beside of your bed, waking up every morning with a tender touch on your bare feet.

Not only does it feel good to the touch, also it visually adds an element of warmth and definite cosiness!

AWANAY’s Espuma Rug would be the ideal rug to create a comfy and inviting living room!

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3. LIFT UP DARK SPACES 

Rugs can definitely lighten up interiors with darker color palettes and specially in those with lack of natural light.  Bright rugs can bring the perfect contrast to brighten up the room!

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The Roma House by Buro511 vía @courtneyschrank
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4. COHESION

The most important effect we think rugs have on interiors is cohesion.  A rug essentially ties up a room together giving a intimate atmosphere. Without a rug all the furniture in a room might appear to be ‘floating’ about. A room without a rug might feel empty…

Take a look at the difference between these interiors with and without rugs:

5. CONNECTING SPACES

In open plan interiors placing rugs with a similar style in different spaces creates a unification and visual connection between them.

Also, in open plan interiors the elements are usually spread out in way that there’s no space limitation between objects. Rugs will reinforce the areas within an open interior, giving it cohesion and anchoring the furniture together. This is a very clear example:

We think our new Matcha Rug with our Valdés Rug would look stunning combined in interiors like these.

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6. CORRIDOR, HALLWAY AND ENTRY RUGS

Rugs create a visual pathway in corridors and hallways, spaces which usually tend to be unwelcoming and dead areas. This way there’s a greater sense of connection between rooms and spaces.

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7. SOUND ABSORPTION

Do you ever notice a slight echo when waking in a room? Specially in open spaces with tall roofs with hardwood, concrete or tile floors, the noise can get pretty loud! Rugs and really effective in making a room quieter by adding a layer of sound absorption in the room.

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Awanay’s Llama Blanca Rug

8. BETTER AIR QUALITY

Recent studies have shown that rugs absorb allergens, filtering particles in the air like dust and pollen! This improves the overall air quality of a room especially for those who suffer from asthma, allergies or other breathing problems.  This practical use will indeed work if the rugs are cleaned regularly!

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Awanay’s Margaritas Silvestre Rug

9. PROTECT WOOD FLOORING 

Wood flooring can be quite expensive. This is why rugs can be the ideal way of protecting them in high-traffic areas like the dining room, hallways and corridors!

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Awanay’s Cebra Rug

All of these reasons certainly give rugs a very important role in the design and decoration of your home. If you can think of any other please share it with us below on the comment section.

Also if we convinced you on the importance of rugs, you can view all of our rug designs on our site.  Our AWANAY rugs have some special features which make them even more beneficial! Due to their 100% handmade process, our rugs preserve all of the natural characteristics of sheep wool.  These properties make our rugs:

1. NATURAL TEMPERATURE REGULATORS: This means that when the temperature is warm, the wool naturally cools down and when it’s cold it warms up.

2. STAIN RESISTANT: Due to the presence of lanolin in wool, it naturally keeps stains, liquids and dirt away.

3. FLAME RESISTANT: Wool does not set on fire! If it’s a large fire it will eventually burn down, but it doesn’t generate flames.

And of course, they’re ECO FRIENDLY ♡

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