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  • Why You Should Add a Rug To Your Decor

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    Considering giving your living space a face-lift? One of the easiest and most dramatic design changes you can make is investing in a new rug. Rugs can effectively set the tone for the room and make an aesthetic statement that can compliment your artwork and furnishings. This is especially true with Western-inspired design. Investing in a Southwestern style rug can easily add a touch of elegance and warmth to the room.

    Rugs, especially the intricate style of southwest area rugs, can easily become a focal point for a living room or bedroom, anchoring the different pieces of furniture and the color palettes of your artwork. When you think of anchoring elements in a living space, you often think of large canvases or a statement piece of furniture, rugs are usually overlooked. However, the right rug can really tie the whole room together, and, in the right style and color, can serve as a powerful statement piece. Southwestern style rugs are the perfect type of rug to draw a visitor’s eye; their colorful geometric pattern elevates the sophistication of your home.

    When considering a Southwestern style rug for your home, there are two types: traditional hand-woven Native American rugs and modern Southwestern styled rugs. Traditional Native American Southwestern style rugs have been made by the Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni tribes and today their bold, earthy, and intricate designs have inspired modern Southwestern aesthetics. They are also available from popular brands such as American Dakota.  Southwestern style rugs feature block and line prints, mesas, and other geometric patterns that evoke the nouveau traditional of Western decor. The range of colors of Southwestern style rugs make them a perfect accompaniment to any home. The rich, earthy hues of Southwestern style rugs often come in turquoise blue, black, and red but are also available in neutrals, creams, and roses.

    Southwestern style rugs can come in area rug sizes large enough for an entire living room or bedroom but are also available in smaller accent sizes. This versatility of size is a perfect if you want to try adding a small flair of Southwestern decor to your home before investing in a larger and more expensive rug. If your living space centers around a Western themed decor, a Southwestern style rug is a crucial design element to truly make your living space feel like home. With countless color combinations and endless variations of geometric block patterns, Southwestern style rugs are a truly timeless statement piece that you will cherish for years to come.

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