Do you ever feel overwhelmed and wonder where to start when you’re facing your design projects? I used to feel the very same way. So Today, I want to a share one of my insider tips on how exactly how I would overcome that overwhelm on all of my projects. Whenever I was working with my design clientele or even in my own home and especially on a brand new space, there’s one piece that can truly capture the essence of the design. Are you ready for it – I would start with the rug!
I know this sounds so counter-intuitive, but honestly this is one of the very best ways to hone in on how to approach the project. When I start a design project, I usually start with my rug selection for a few reasons. When you start going through rugs, you’ll see you will really respond to certain patterns, certain colors, color combinations, design motifs and all of these factors will really drive your design decisions. By selecting a rug, you will start to reveal a little or a lot of your personality and how you want your room to turn out. It’s much easier to see the “end result” with the rug design over the fabric selections. Can you see how a room with this rug might turn out compared to this room? Once I narrow down the options from modern, transitional, traditional, oushak, wool, silk and so forth I then start to pull in my related fabrics and then – here’s the trick – tie them back into my rug design for a very cohesive well designed style!
So how do you know which rug to select? Honestly, I would go with what you love. That’s what I would do with my customers and in my home. You know what you love, if it’s red& blue and the trend is gray – go with what you love!! The rug really helps you identify your own style. I did and still do this very exercise in my home and all of my design work. It’s just my own little system I created to help overcome project overwhelm!
Now I bet you’re wondering what size to get? Rotate Stuck or Seized Torque Converter and flywheel video Whenever I’m working on a room I love for all of my furniture to touch the rug so I let that help me figure out the right dimensions for my room. Generally, most of my rugs take up a large area in the room, but you if you measure around your furniture you’ll get a good idea of the general size you need So for example in a bedroom the minimum I might use is a 9 x 12 or 10 x 13 because I love hopping out of bed onto a cozy rug. Does that make sense?