With the Holidays just around the corner, do you plan to spruce up your home? I’m not referring to the usual Holiday decors and all the trimmings, I’m talking about re-decorating to totally incorporate a festive Holiday look.
I personally know several people in my family that changes their decors in keeping with the changing season. That involves a total make-over from draperies down to floor coverings a.k.a. area rugs.
Having said that, red rugs are definitely appropriate for the season. I’ve never had red rugs in my own home now that I’m a homemaker and my own interior decorator, but when I was still living in my parents’ home, we’ve had several Oriental rugs in red. It was a permanent fixture on some areas of our home, but I remember later on that my late Mom switched her preferred color palette to something more subdued and neutral.
Red rugs used as accent pieces or simply to anchor and define a room is a good idea especially for those who are somewhat afraid of colors. Red used in conjunction with a neutral palette brings warmth to any room, I believe.
I’ve never been to a formal interior decorating class but I’ve immersed myself into many decorating books through the years. Besides, I’ve had the chance to work with an Interior Designer when we renovated our place seven years ago, and I learned a lot from that experience. Though it involved intense discussions and many conflicts along the way, the awesome end result was all worth it.
There are hard and fast rules in decorating, and we all know that, but the precise use of coordinating color palettes, fabrics and materials can always be tweaked to accommodate personal preferences. After all, it is the opinion and preference of the people that live in the space is the only thing that matters.