Finding Style With A Neutral Rug: A Perfect Addition For Any Home

Bringing area rugs, no matter the size or colour, will help define spaces, anchor a room, add a touch of style and sophistication, and make a bold statement within any home.

How do I style a neutral rug in my living room?

If you've invested in a neutral shade for a large area rug in your living room, it's likely the overall design and colour scheme of the room will tie in.

Neutral Rug

A neutral shade is a good option if you're wanting to visually turn the volume down, so to speak. It's also perfectly suited for any decor style, especially if you like seasonal changes with other furnishings.

Place the rug in the centre of the room and be sure to have furniture legs on the edges. Create a conversation area with a coffee table or leave the space bare for a more minimal aesthetic.

Bring warmth to rooms with area rugs:

Neutral earthy shades are warm and inviting and perfect for farmhouse style decor and most decor styles. Add rustic elements that help the spaces stand out with natural wood accents, greenery and soft lighting.

Don't be afraid to layer rugs within a room and play with other textures like linens and sheepskin. Wool is durable, an excellent insulator and great for kids.

Do neutral rugs come in different colors?

When we talk about a neutral area rug, it will likely evoke images of earthy tones like beige, ivory, cream and linen. This is generally what we think of when referencing a neutral colour palette.

Neutral Rug

However, neutral area rugs come in a variety of shades. For example, just as cream area rugs can be described as neutral, a grey rug can also be classed as a neutral rug depending on the decor of your room.

Add visual interest and texture with rugs:

Rugs can either tone down a bright room or create depth and textural interest for a wonderful focal point within your decor space.

A bedroom can always handle an element of lush sophistication through a luxurious and soft sheepskin. Layer a sheepskin over the corner of your bed for extra warmth or beside the bed for some cosiness when your feet touch the floor in the morning.

Sheepskin is a wonderful addition to any home and is an item you'll love for life if it's given the right care and maintenance.

What color do sheepskin area rugs come in?

If you're after true comfort and lush textures so soft to the touch that you'll never choose anything else, then sheepskin is your thing.

Wilson and Dorset's colour offering could certainly be described as neutral rugs in terms of tones and shades. Sheepskin is a natural product - think of the colour of, well, a sheep, therefore anything bright and colourful has been dyed. Keep this in mind when looking for your perfect piece and shop around our site to learn more.

How do you wash a sheepskin rug?

There are many excellent posts right here on our website about how to wash a sheepskin and the best way to maintain and keep them clean.

We'll list the 5 golden rules below and be sure to check out more detailed washing and care instructions here.

  1. Avoid direct sunlight. This prevents UV damage or fading of darker shaded products. Select lighter colours if being placed in a sunny spot.
  2. Shake rugs, cushions, bean bags regularly, if it can handle a shake, liven it up!
  3. Dry vacuum rugs. regularly with a plain suction unit. No revolving/ rotating/ turbo/ beater bar attachments.
  4. Blot up spills and stains as promptly as possible, do not rub the wool pile.
  5. Dyed product should be dry-cleaned only.

Should furniture sit on a rug?

Ideally, yes. Otherwise it can appear a little lost in the space.

When placing rugs in living rooms and the like, it's a good rule of thumb to ensure there is space around all sides. Visible floor boards and space around the edges will make the room appear a little more spacious.

Be sure that at least the front legs of a sofa or chairs are on the rug. This brings the spaces together and it also helps rugs stay in place.

Is a neutral area rug a good idea in a dining room?

Rugs in any room are a wonderful idea!

For a dining room, breakfast nook or kitchen area, you'll want to choose something that can handle regular foot traffic, chairs moving in and out and can be easily cleaned. This is especially so when working with a neutral or lighter colour, which is a perfectly fine choice.

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