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Now that your new floor tiles have been chosen, laid and admired, it may seem counter-intuitive to think about accessorising your new floor with rugs - yet rugs really fulfil many different functions and they make a superb accessory, both for your floor and the overall look of your room.
Rugs can break up a large area of flooring, add focus, create a cosy spot and let your interior décor personality really shine through.
Accessorising your floor tiles with rugs will add texture and colour to your room scheme and will make a gorgeous counterpoint to your floor tiles.
Choosing floor tiles for a large area creates an impressive sweep and highlights the sense of space. However the addition of a rug can create an extra sense of luxury and a defined area within the larger space, for example under a coffee table, in front of the sofa or under the dining table.
Rugs also create a cosy, inviting feel - so using them at the sides of the bed adds a softer focus and is a treat for feet first thing in the morning. A rug laid on the floor tiles in a hallway creates a welcoming feel; it can be a focal point just inside the door, emphasising where outdoors becomes indoors and 'home'.
With so much choice in floor tiles and in rugs, it can be difficult to know where to begin, so start with colour. If your room, including your floor tiles, contains bright colours or patterns, a plain or neutral rug can complement your choices and really pull the room scheme together. A neutral scheme can benefit from a brightly coloured rug to really create a pop of colour. Think of your rug as artwork for your floor!
The texture of your rug is really important. It can help to create a layered effect in your room, so with smooth textured floor tiles your rug can create contrast. Wood effect floor tiles can look fabulous with a long pile rug, while the neutral tones of stone floor tiles can be really offset by an antique rug or some of the tribal patterned rugs, which are available in a rich palette of colours.
Finally, think about shape: a round rug will soften the contours of a square room, while a rectangular rug in a rectangular room can follow the room's orientation, or be laid at an angle to create an interesting visual impression.
Your floor tiles are a beautiful style choice, integral to your home's décor and your rugs can make the perfect soft furnishing accessory.
Our Camberley showroom boasts over one million tiles in ceramic, porcelain and mosaic, for floors as well as walls and sourced from reputable manufacturers across Europe and America.
At Ceramic Tile Warehouse we are pleased to supply wall and floor tiles to both trade clients and private customers – call us on 01276 678 845 or visit our showroom in Camberley, Surrey.