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Black might not be the first colour of choice if you’re looking to buy a new rug for your home.
You’ve probably heard that darker colours tend to make objects seem smaller, especially when it comes to interior design.
However, when placed in the right setting, black rugs and carpets can completely change the ambiance of a room.
Often thought of as a colour of mystery, adding a touch of black to your bedroom or living area can create an air of mystique and elegance. And with the right textures and patterns, you can use a black rug to express and match a whole other range of atmospheres and moods as well.
Thinking of getting a black rug but not sure what to look for? Here’s some tips for how to shop for black rugs and where best to place them:
How to Shop for Black Rugs
Start with the look you want
Although you might be tempted to buy a black rug simply because it looks nice, the best starting point when buying any piece of interior furnishings — whether it’s a sofa, bathtub, or kitchen island — is to consider how you want the specific room to look and feel.
Are you going for a more rustic and earthy-looking bedroom? Or do you want to feel like you’re walking into an upscale nightclub on New Year’s Eve?
You may already have figured out the overall style you’re trying to achieve with the room you have in mind. In that case, you’ll still want to make sure that the black rug you choose will go well with all the other furniture and designer accessories you’ve picked out for your room.
Establishing the general appearance and emotion you’re going for gives you a compass to help you filter through the many black rugs available and will eventually guide you to the perfect black rug.
Think about where you will place your rug
While it’s important to buy a rug that looks nice, it’s just as crucial to check that the rug you pick is a good match for your space functionally.
To be more specific, you want to be sure that the texture, materials, size, and other features of your black rug will fit well with where it’s used.
If you’re looking for a black rug runner to place in a high-traffic area like a hallway or corridor, then you’ll probably need a rug that’s durable and easy to walk on.
On the other hand, if you’re shopping for a bathroom rug, you likely won’t care as much about “walkability” and will want a mat that absorbs water and dries quickly.
Look at all kinds of black rugs
It’s easy to purchase a black rug if you know exactly what you want to get.
Unfortunately, it’s often very difficult in general to decide on which furnishings and accessories you should use to decorate your home — especially when there are so many attractive options available!
Although it may take you a bit longer to settle on the perfect black rug for your space, it’s always best to cast a wide net and consider everything in front of you before you start narrowing down your search. As long as you have the time, allowing yourself the freedom to shop around will give you much more reassurance that you’ve made the right choice after you’ve purchased your new black rug.
The Benefits of Buying a Black Rug
Beyond matching the colours and tones of your living space, there are several advantages to adding a black rug to your room.
Easy to Maintain
Compared with rugs that are coloured with brighter hues and shades, black rugs are much more forgiving when it comes to stains, spills, and dirt.
While that doesn’t mean you can forget about cleaning your rug entirely, you won’t have to worry about cleaning a black rug as often, especially if you have children or pets in the house.
Black or darkly coloured rugs also tend to hide stains more easily, which is helpful when you’ve got a last-minute party to host.
Provides Contrast in a Bright Room
Finding your dining room to be a bit too far on the bright side?
Throw a black rug underneath your dining table to infuse a hint of elegance and luxury into your next meal.
Slipping a black rug into a light and brightly decorated room offers some contrast to balance out the visual appeal. When done correctly, adding darker shades can actually help to highlight the brighter colours in the room and focus your attention on particular areas or conversation pieces.
If you’re decorating a room filled with windows and lots of sunlight, you can use a deep black rug to absorb some of the light and give the space a more relaxing and softer feel.
Adds Warmth and Comfort to Your Home
Because of how light interacts with black tones, black rugs retain more heat than rugs and carpets with lighter colours. This is especially true of black rugs with decent thickness and fluffier textures, which makes for a more comfortable and well-insulated floor for your living area.
Having a thick black rug is particularly practical in the colder winter months. On top of keeping your feet warm, the additional heat from your black rug can also help keep you and the rest of your home snug and cozy.
Black rugs are extremely versatile, both functionally and aesthetically.
Whether you want to add a bit of depth and complexity to your space or you’re looking to balance out an intensely lit room, there’s many benefits to getting a black rug for your home.
Check out our extensive selection of black rugs at Jamila Rugs and find the perfect match today.