Let’s face it; choosing an area rug is like buying a new pair of shoes. When the time comes, considering the current trends, how the item will be used, care and maintenance requirements, and, of course, that the price is within your budget are all elements of the process. Lately, at Rug Depot, we’ve been hearing a lot of mumbling about whether or not purchasing a black area rug is worth the investment.
Well, like anything, the choice comes down to preference. However, there are also a few other items to consider before jumping into black. Here’s a look.
What size is your room?
Whether you prefer darker colors over lighter ones, you need to consider the size of the room. Darker area rugs absorb light, therefore making a room appear smaller. If you intend on placing your new black area rug in a room of considerable size or one with tall ceiling height, this may work. However, if your room is on the smaller size with an average ceiling height and light sources, black may not be the best option.
Consider the décor and overall aesthetic of the room.
If your room is decorated mainly in neutral or light tones and has a significant amount of natural light, a black rug can add the finishing touch. As a focal point, the color will draw the eye towards the area in which the rug is placed, as hints of color elsewhere encourage your guests to explore the room in its entirety. Pops of light blues, greens, and tan tend to compliment black very well.
How much time are you willing to dedicate to maintenance?
A common misconception is that darker colors hide messes. In fact, it is quite the opposite. If you are looking to place your rug in a high-traffic area or a home with little time or furry animals, dark colors may not be your friend. From fur to dirt, every speck will show.
To summarize, a black area rug will never go out of style. However, considering where and how it will be used is essential when deciding if black is the color for you. Whether it is a black area rug or white, blue or yellow, Rug Depot Home has the perfect solution for your home.