It’s officially the first day of Fall and as I watch the weather change and the leaves fall, it makes me think about how this day marks the beginning of the holiday season rush for me and my clients in the interior design world. Yes, I said it. The holidays are coming! But don’t panic, there is still plenty of time to prepare your home for the holidays and insure that everything is ordered, delivered and installed before your first guest of the season crosses the threshold. Many of my clients are looking for a quick way to spruce up their homes and freshen their existing spaces. One of the most effective ways to achieve a quick redesign is with a fantastic area rug. I love taking the patterns and colors in an area rug and design a room around it to pull all of the elements together. So many of the homes in Kansas City feature gorgeous hardwood floors which are a perfect canvas on which to feature a gorgeous rug and of course I have a few in mind that I would like to share with you in case you are considering transforming your space!

It’s All In The Details
One of the things I love about rugs is the wide variety of styles and textures and the difference that both can make in a space. Subtle variations in pile height and the density of the weave can help give your rug a very custom feel.

Handwoven area rugs come in many shapes, sizes and textures
No Slight of Hand Here
I love the subtle variations you can find in hand woven rugs. When I talk about hand woven rugs, I’m always surprised when people expect to see something haphazardly thown together. There are a large variety of area rugs that are artistically and expertly hand woven like the ones above that look and feel amazing, among my favorites is the classic black & white zebra rug. So versatile, it goes with just about anything and adds so much visual interest in a room!

Traditional patterns on area rugs never go out of style

A Traditional Take on Rugs
Classic rug patterns never go out of style. If you are more in line with the idea of having a traditional pattern underfoot, there are designs galore to choose from. The fun begins when you start getting into unique and colorful combinations of pattern and color that will definitely turn your floor into a show stopper! Pull it all together with some matching throw pillows and accessories in the same color family.

Fun patterns in subtle colors add a touch of the unexpected.

Subtle Does It
A rug can command attention and add to the overall feel of a room without being overpowering. The great thing about them is that you can change them out when you get tired of the colors or the pattern. There are lots of rugs like this one that incorporate subtle colors with bold patterns that really transform the room into something special.

Bright bold floral area rugs bring a playful element into a room

Pretty Florals Add Punch
If bold is more your style you can bring the outdoors in with a fun and funky floral like these. Paired with contemporary furnishings they are visually stunning and add some serious WOW factor to any room!

When you are considering an area rug for your space it’s important to remember that the size of the room and the size of the rug can make a huge difference in whether it “works” for the space or not. Also, the colors, the pattern, pattern size and the texture of the rug needs to be planned to ensure it will compliment your furniture whether you choose to pair it with existing pieces or purchase new. All of the rugs you see in my blog this week are from Chandra and you can purchase any or all of them through Design Connection, Inc.! You’d be amazed at how affordably priced these gorgeous rugs are and what an impact it will have on your home’s interior. If your room is ready for a transformation, come by for a FREE in-studio Interior Design Consultation, Inc. We can go over what you need, look at samples, colors and create a spectacular custom designed room where you’ll be proud to host your holiday visitors! We are one of the only interior design studios in the Kansas City area with a licensed architect AND a licensed space planner on staff so that we can take care of all of your needs from start to finish. Contact us today and let’s transform your space!