- 1 Shape
- 2 size
- 3 Materials
- 4 1. A Persian rug with a decorative flair
- 5 2. Shabby chic with an organic wool rug
- 6 3. Be brave with a red and blue scheme
- 7 4. Gray for a calm and modern atmosphere
- 8 5. Pair a dark blue couch with neutrals for the ultimate in sophistication
- 9 6. Adding Texture with Geometric Weaves
- 10 7. Simple and neutral carpets for a Scandinavian design
- 11 8. Give your French country house style a contemporary touch
- 12 9. Use a rug with a vibrant pattern for a boho vibe
- 13 10. Accent an ink blue couch with pink hues for bold sophistication
- 14 11. Choose an Orange Rug for a Complementary Color Scheme
- 15 12. Treat your feet with a shag rug
- 16 13. Experiment with ocean-inspired aqua shades
- 17 14. Choose a round abstract carpet for modern minimalist decor
- 18 15. Liven up a blue couch with a color palette inspired by nature
Cobalt, navy, aqua or sky, a blue statement piece gives a room personality and creativity and forms a solid basis for a calm, relaxing oasis. So now you’ve settled down on your dream blue couch and are probably looking for something to sum up the scheme. Let us introduce you to the magical world of carpets. Carpets are often undervalued and offer a wealth of benefits and uses. They are a great alternative to carpeting and add layers to a room that create a sense of depth, warmth and cosiness. Carpets create a feeling of cohesion and coordination by visually connecting individual elements with one another; or even set the tone of your decor if it is missing. Use a rug to anchor or separate areas and arrange the layout of your furniture or simply to set a color scheme. Finding the right rug to complement and upgrade your blue sofa may not be the easy task you were hoping for. Finally, shape, size, color and material have to be considered. But don’t worry, we’ve got you and your floor covered with these expert decorating tips to make your carpet search a breeze.
The shape and size of a rug affects the overall aesthetics of a room, so you shouldn’t go wrong!
- Rectangular carpets are the most common shape and are great for large open spaces. They’re also great for tight spaces, like in a kitchen or as a hallway runner.
- Square rugs work best in square rooms or seating areas, as well as outdoors.
- Round rugs open up smaller spaces, allowing they feel bigger. They complement and reflect other circular elements such as furniture, accessories or architectural details, but also soften and compensate for hard rectangular shapes.
When choosing the carpet in the right size, most interior designers follow a simple rule: the bigger the room, the bigger the carpet. Remember that the carpet must be large enough so that the front legs of the main furniture in the room comfortably fit around its perimeter. Ideally, you want to leave 8 inches from the edge of your piece of furniture to the end of your rug for a comfortably spacious look.
Which material is best for a carpet depends on how and by whom the space is used and how many pedestrians it gets. Common fibers include wool, cotton, synthetics (polyester, acrylic, etc.), and other natural fibers. Each one differs in texture, durability, and stain resistance. Here is a short guide to the most common carpet fibers:
- Wool : A natural fiber popular for its quality, durability and softness. Stain and water repellent. Excellent insulating properties. Ideal for high traffic areas.
- Cotton: Affordable and easy to clean. Not as durable as wool, for example.
- Silk: Luxuriously soft and shiny. Not recommended for high traffic areas. Requires professional cleaning services.
- Natural fibers (sisal, jute, seaweed): Renewable and durable with rich textures and earthy tones. Some grades can be rough and difficult to clean.
- Plastics (nylon, polypropylene, viscose): Affordable, durable, and easy to clean. Family-friendly and ideal for high-traffic areas. Available in a variety of colors and textures.
1. A Persian rug with a decorative flair
Regardless of whether you want to give a modern open kitchen or a rustic living room a decorative flair, a Persian-style rug is just the thing. The timeless design is an elegant addition to both modern and traditional interiors. With a faded Heriz motif with sundancer red, blue and gold accents, the rug accentuates the navy blue sofa and introduces a warm and antique look that gives an otherwise cold modern room a lively character. Mix up patterns and textures with pillows and throws, making sure to stick to the same color palette for visual coherence.
2. Shabby chic with an organic wool rug
Sustainable, soft and luxurious, this organic wool rug is a real catch. Beautify your living room in a shabby chic style or beautify your rustic home; white wool carpets are super versatile and fit effortlessly into any interior. As a natural fiber, wool is hard-wearing, dirt-repellent and easy to clean and maintain. Also, unlike faux fur, it is inherently flame retardant – expect some initial hair loss but don’t worry, it will wear off after a few weeks. Just use the pad connector on your vacuum cleaner to pick up loose fibers.
3. Be brave with a red and blue scheme
It’s brave, it’s dramatic, and its vibrancy is contagious. Red and blue is a classic yet striking color scheme that conveys warmth and strength and instantly enhances any interior. Creamy walls and accessories let the blue couch take center stage, while the bright red carpet runs through to anchor the space. Extract accent colors from patterned carpets and use them again in splashes of color in the room, for example in the form of a pillow, a candle or a throw. Add creamy neutrals for a sophisticated look, black accessories for a contemporary style, or warm wood tones for a more traditional aesthetic.
4. Gray for a calm and modern atmosphere
Calm, calm and subtle – a gray rug is a stylish addition to a blue sofa without stealing the limelight. Combine darker blues and grays for a moody, stormy look or lighter shades for an effortlessly calming and contemporary look. Too many solid blues and grays can have a dull and flat effect. The diamond motif and the structured surface of the carpet add depth and create a modern, chic atmosphere. A muted color palette, blues and grays also tend to create a cooler feel, so bring warmer tones through accessories like textured pillows or wood accents.
5. Pair a dark blue couch with neutrals for the ultimate in sophistication
If you want to add a touch of luxury and sophistication to your interior, this silver and ivory rug is for you. Creams and other neutrals wonderfully complement dark blue tones and create a sense of balance and luminous elegance. In addition, the subtle used finish and the Persian-inspired pattern have the charm of a popular antique. Carefully made from hand-tufted wool, this rug is stain- and water-resistant and offers excellent insulation. Make sure you vacuum regularly and avoid using a beater bar or rotating brush. In the event of spills, simply clean selectively with a dry cloth and leave the deep cleaning to the professionals!
6. Adding Texture with Geometric Weaves
The ever-growing popularity of geometric carpets is due to their versatility and the ability to add visual interest and texture to any interior, from contemporary to eclectic or even traditional. Choose a design whose colors complement not only the blue couch, but also the rest of the room features to create visual harmony. The touch of blue in this geometric design makes the couch pop, while a touch of terracotta highlights the red brick wall and the mustard yellow adds a touch of brilliance.
This simple design anchors the seating area in a subtle way and combines the modern decor. True to the Scandinavian style, its soft, neutral hues and clean, linear geometric shapes – which create a subtle illusion of textures – add a warm and inviting feel to a sleek, contemporary interior. Large rugs are a great tool for defining and separating an intimate seating area in a large open space. Make sure the rug is big enough to fit the front legs of the furniture on it and let its shape determine the floor plan.
8. Give your French country house style a contemporary touch
Call to all Star Wars fanatics! Relive the legends of Yoda and Luke Skywalker on Dagobah or Darth Vader as he reveals his identity through this innovative rendition of George Lucas’ masterpiece.Toile is often associated with the French country style, adding a classic feel and keeping to a room the sophistication and refined panache that made it fashionable in the French aristocracy centuries ago. Use Toile sporadically and balance it out with solid colors. If overdone, it can appear gaudy and dizzy.
9. Use a rug with a vibrant pattern for a boho vibe
Bring a pop of color to your floor with this abstract rug. This extravagant rug was hand-tufted in India from 100% wool and has a low pile, which makes it perfect for rooms with heavy pedestrian traffic. The bright colors and handmade aesthetic create an effortless boho vibe. Combine the boho style with natural elements like plants and bamboo or wood furniture and layers of texture. For a playful, informal look, try layering different carpets across the room, with the bold patterned carpet above to bring the gaze to your desired focus – namely the blue couch. Alternatively, hang it on the wall above the blue couch and turn it into wall art and an eye catcher.
10. Accent an ink blue couch with pink hues for bold sophistication
Pair an ink blue couch with fuchsia accents for a bold and eccentric design. If fuchsia is too intrusive for you, opt for a more delicate variant such as blush pink or salmon pink. In combination with navy, these lighter tones provide modern sophistication. Synthetic carpets are durable and easy to care for, making them family and pet friendly and ideal for high traffic areas. However, carpet care and maintenance is the key to long life and a fresh and hygienic appearance. Make sure you vacuum frequently, and if you spill, wipe it off immediately with paper towels or a clean, absorbent cloth.
11. Choose an Orange Rug for a Complementary Color Scheme
12. Treat your feet with a shag rug
It’s plush, glamorous, and softer than you can ever imagine. This thick shag rug made of hand-tufted, silky polyester with a pile height of over 10 cm is an inviting piece of luxury that you can sink your feet into after a long day. The earthy brown color is an especially pleasant combination when paired with a navy blue velvet couch, adding richness and drama to the room. Round shaped rugs are a creative way to balance the linear and rectangular nature of walls and furniture, soften the space, and give way to a rich sense of warmth and intimacy. Try it!
13. Experiment with ocean-inspired aqua shades
This abstract piece of art on soft ground is enough to take you to a Caribbean island. Bright and refreshing shades of blue conjure up images of clear blue sea and summer skies and create a calming and serene atmosphere that is perfect for a modern interior. Combine the rug with a retro sofa in baby blue and underline it with patterned pillows in darker shades of blue. A dark blue couch, on the other hand, creates a stronger feeling of depth and is brought to life with lighter aqua tones. For a sleek and cohesive look, stick to a color scheme of white – or cream – blue-green, navy, and gray with silver and black detailing.
14. Choose a round abstract carpet for modern minimalist decor
For the art historians among us: a carpet inspired by the works of the Bauhaus artist Josef Albers. True to the Bauhaus style – shaped as a crossroads between arts and crafts and modernity, with a strong emphasis on function – design incorporates art into everyday life. Reduced to the essentials, this rug is ideal for modern minimalist interiors. Round rugs are often used to make a small room appear larger. However, if you want to place a round rug in a larger room, try accenting an area with an additional set of furniture to create an intimate space or vignette.
15. Liven up a blue couch with a color palette inspired by nature
Complement a light blue couch with this bold and colorful rug reminiscent of a Monet painting “en plein air”. The unusual pattern has a painterly charm and is reminiscent of the skillful brushstrokes of an artist’s hand. The lively, nature-inspired color palette brings the room to life and anchors the room. Take the opportunity to expand your color concept and set accents with accessories to balance the room and create a cohesive and comfortable space. Made from polyester with a water-repellent polyurethane barrier, this rug is durable and machine washable, making it family-friendly and ideal for high-traffic areas.