Unleash Your Inner Designer: How to Distress and Impress with Your New Rug

A distressed rug can be a beautiful addition to any room, adding texture and warmth to your space. However, it can be challenging to style a new distressed rug if you're not sure where to start. In this blog, we'll go over some tips and tricks for styling a new distressed rug in your home.

  1. Choose the Right Size

Before you begin styling your new distressed rug, you'll need to make sure you've chosen the right size for your space. If you're placing the rug in a living room or bedroom, you'll want to make sure it's large enough to fit under your furniture. A good rule of thumb is to leave at least 6 inches of space between the rug and the wall. In a dining room, make sure the rug is large enough to fit under the table and chairs with plenty of room to spare.

  1. Consider Your Colour Scheme

When choosing a distressed rug, you'll want to consider the colour scheme of your room. A rug with muted tones can add depth and texture to a neutral room, while a bold rug can add a pop of colour to a more subdued space. If you're not sure where to start, consider picking a rug with colours that match or complement the colours in your existing decor.

  1. Layer Your Rugs

If you're looking for a more eclectic look, consider layering your distressed rug over another rug or carpet. This can add depth and texture to your space and help to create a cosy, inviting atmosphere. When layering rugs, make sure that the bottom rug is larger than the top rug and that the two rugs complement each other in terms of colour and style.

  1. Mix and Match Textures

Distressed rugs can be a great way to add texture to your space, but they're not the only way. Consider mixing and matching different textures in your decor to create a layered, dynamic look. Pair your distressed rug with a chunky knit throw, velvet pillows, or a leather sofa to add depth and interest to your space.

  1. Don't Be Afraid to Experiment

When it comes to styling a distressed rug, there are no hard and fast rules. Don't be afraid to experiment with different styles, colours, and textures until you find a combination that works for you. Play around with different furniture arrangements, mix and match different patterns and colours, and have fun with it!

In conclusion, a distressed rug can be a beautiful addition to any room, but styling it can be challenging. By following these tips and tricks, you can create a cohesive, inviting space that's both stylish and comfortable. Remember to choose the right size, consider your colour scheme, layer your rugs, mix and match textures, and don't be afraid to experiment until you find a combination that works for you.

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