An embellished wall, compelling art, a handmade area rug — the focal point of a room is a striking addition to its decor. Making a definitive design statement, it does precisely as intended: becomes the central focus of your room’s interior design. Yet, as dynamic a decorative element as a focal point is, it must complement the overall aesthetic of the home’s decor as well.
That’s why area rugs, particularly Oriental area rugs, are such a distinctive choice for focal points. A striking display of design power, area rugs inject a splash of color, a touch of whimsy, a dash of personal style into an interior design. Underscoring these points, consider the following uses of rugs as focal points:
Splash of Color
In the cool sophistication of a monochromatic room whose singular color creates a peaceful ambience, a splash of color in the form of an area rug injects warmth into that tranquility, drawing all eyes to its vivid hues. Likewise, a colorful rug in a room designed in classic black and white immediately becomes a vibrant focal point.
A Whimsical Approach
In a traditional decor, characterized by straight lines and symmetry, the addition of an Oriental area rug, may well seem the likely choice. However, select one in contrasting hues and it springs to life with caprice. Adding to the whimsicality could be the shape, with a round shape being a decided departure from the expected in this decor.
A Dash of Individuality
Sometimes a rug displays your own originality. Such is the case with Oriental area rugs that depict village scenes. At once commanding attention and displaying your joie de vivre, such rugs are powerful decorative elements without overpowering your decor.
If you are inspired by these ideas to use area rugs as focal points in your interior design, consider the superlative array at Medallion Rug Gallery. Works of art without the accompanying high price, these rugs are handcrafted in the renowned tradition of the masters, easily becoming focal points and even conversation pieces in your decor.