You’ve got the new sofa, side table, bookcase, and curtains. You have the coffee table book ordered and have been researching easy-care houseplants for weeks. You even started to work on your long-awaited DIY photo-framing project. Still, your newly furnished living room seems lacking without a rug to pull together all of the pieces into a coherent space that expresses your personality.
The sheer diversity of modern rugs now available to the contemporary homeowner provides an easy way to give a room that extra oomph or can serve as inspiration for the discouraged decorator. Switching out an old, dull rug for a modern style instantly transforms any room into a brand new space, infusing tired décor with new energy.
Why are Modern Rugs a Great Way to Enhance Your Home?
1) You Can Put Them Literally Anywhere
Area rugs, outdoor rugs, doormats, runners, bath mats, those oddly shaped mats that people put around their toilets – there are a lot of uses for rugs these days. One of the best things about modern rugs is that they come in a million sizes, shapes, and materials. It’s easy to find the right contemporary rug for your living room, dining room, entranceway, hallway, bedroom, or awkward out-of-the-way spot you’ve never known what to do with.
2) They Come in Thousands of Different Designs
Contemporary rugs are ideal for homeowners who are tired of the familiar patterns and colours of conventional traditional rugs. There are striped rugs, chevron rugs, floral rugs, Ikat rugs, or solid colour rugs for those who want to keep to a classic style, or there are crazy, abstract, colour-popping geometric rugs or novelty rugs with prints of monkeys, famous paintings, or cartoon characters.
3) They Can Make a Big Statement
In a neutral-toned room, that monkey print novelty rug or pop art floral design will make quite a statement. Modern rugs are designed to fill every niche of personality and personal passion. A loud and exciting modern rug can become the focal point of a room or serve as a starting point to jump-start your interior decorating senses.
4) Or No Statement At All
Modern rugs are not just for the exuberantly creative or young at heart, there are also sleek and sophisticated modern designs that appeal to the more glamorous among us. With refined lines and muted tones, contemporary rugs can seamlessly blend into a room’s overall appearance, adding to its aesthetic without detracting from any of its other elements.
5) No Budget is too Small for a Modern Rug
High-quality, low-quality, ironically kitschy or refined, the diversity of modern rugs means that they are available in prices that span a wide range of budgets. Machine-made and less-durable materials are likely to be less expensive while larger, high-quality area rugs are likely to be more expensive. The name of the game in modern rugs is choice.
6) Modern Technologies Have Their Perks
Sure, fine and delicate silk antique rugs are gorgeous and full of history, but can you stick them in the washing machine in the aftermath of a wine spillage? Machine-made modern rugs are usually not one-of-a-kind or more than a few years old, but they come in the latest styles and follow the newest trends. They’re an easy way to keep your home up-to-date and fresh.
With such a vast array of shapes and sizes, patterns, pictures, and designs, the modern rug market has never been a more exciting way to add instant character and flair to your home. Stop by the Weavers Plus showroom in Toronto today to check out our selection of bold, unique modern and contemporary rugs for your home.
About Weavers Plus
If you happen to be in the Toronto area, visit Weavers Plus, one of the premium broadloom stores and persian rug stores in Toronto. We have a great selection of antique rugs, contemporary rugs, Persian rugs, modern rugs, Oriental rugs, and traditional rugs. We also offer services for rug repair and rug cleaning.