Do Rugs and Runners Have to Match

The New Trend in Area Rugs: To Match or Not to Match?

When it comes to home décor, it's easy to assume that if you purchase an area rug, you're also obligated to get the coordinating runner for the hallway or the complementary scatter rug for the entryway. This notion, however, is evolving. The stringent standards of "matching" are fading, and here's why.

Breaking the Matching Mold

Once upon a time, a perfectly matched home was the epitome of interior design. Every piece had its counterpart, creating a seamless and often monotonous aesthetic. But, as with most things in life and design, change is inevitable.

In recent years, the world of interior design has been embracing diversity and individuality. The idea of mixing and not necessarily matching has gained traction. By avoiding strict matching, homeowners and designers alike are free to express creativity, introduce eclectic vibes, and weave a richer tapestry of textures, colours, and patterns.

At Rug Love, we champion this philosophy. While we do offer fantastic collections of matching rugs and runners, we also believe in the power of unique combinations. An area rug from one collection can beautifully juxtapose a runner from another, offering a dynamic and refreshing look to your spaces.

So, the next time you're browsing our vast range of rugs, remember that there's no hard and fast rule that dictates a match. Whether you're into perfect pairs or delightful disparities, Rug Love has got you covered.

Do Your Runner and Area Rug Need to Match?

The key is finding what resonates with your personal taste. There's freedom in blending various rug designs, provided they harmonise in hue and/or theme. If ever in doubt, timeless choices include natural fibre, cowhide, or single-color area rugs.

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