How to Marry Winter Rugs with Decorative Touches
Between November and March there is a distinct wintery wave that washes over the UK. With Christmas and New Year’s marking the end of the year and heralding a time generally full of celebrations and family gatherings, decorating for a season is never more necessary than during Christmas.
With such as vast range of patterns and colours at Bazaar Velvet, we have the perfect rug to put a winter stamp on your home. We’ve compiled three decor colour palettes that will capture the best of winter along with the accessories that will make your winter rugs look even more beautiful.
Use vibrant blues to avoid feeling cold
Blue is seen as a cold and cooling colour. Associations with water usually render it a staple of the bathroom only. However, you can use blue this winter to reflect the crisp cold without inviting it into your home.
Electric blues, such as in our Rajasthan No.26 persian rug, will add a bright shine to your room. The spark of colour in a classic, intricate pattern can be the focal point of a lounge room, even under a coffee table.
To compliment such a dynamic rug requires some mirroring and some neutralisation. Equally blue candles in shimmering silver candlesticks will look elegantly wintery. To balance the fierce colours, have different light shades of textured grey throws and silver or grey cushions.
Channel Christmas with deep reds or earthy greens
The classic reds and greens of Christmas are perfect for the winter season. Dating back to the Roman times, we see the two colours reflected in the mistletoe we hang, the holly and its berries which become wreaths and, of course, Santa Claus.
Along with these seasonal home decor options, you can decorate you home with the colours of Christmas in more subtle yet dynamic ways, such as with a himalayan wool rug.
For an evergreen and earthy look, consider the Gum Gum Kelim Green flatweave rug which features a muted green and shaded pink stripes. The brush stroke style of the lines is reminiscent of the needles on a Christmas tree, perfectly slotting it into the season and beyond, all the way up to spring when new greens will appear.
If you prefer a more daring colour, perhaps a warmer red rather than the natural green, check out the Silk Flash Madder rug. The glinting deep maroon pattern appear like cubist stars with angular shapes formed by the thick and thin red lines. The added sparkly create an air of celebration.
Apart from the traditional wreath and tree, pairings for these rugs in your home could include:
Poinsettias – which includes red and green dually in its leaves,
Red bows – easy to make red bows can be tied around the backs of chairs,
White candles – for simple, cosy lighting.
Add gold and silver to celebrate the new year
Patchwork is a famed, traditional pattern that speaks to a family home. For the familial feel using golds and silvers, consider the soft colouring of the Grey Gold Vintage Patchwork rug. This is one of our more special rugs as it has been pieced together from re-dyed turkish rugs that have been carefully hand stitched together.
To continue the gold theme within your home, you can seek out colour accents that will work with the range of golds. Creams and off whites work well as they help to brighten a room and invite variation in shades.
Candles in gold and bronze would add to the traditional aesthetic of the rug, with the earthier tones coupled with freshly dried pine cones. Cinnamon sticks are the right colour to marry into a gold themed room, tying a few sticks together with easy-to-make pomanders – clove studded oranges will infuse any room with a sweet, spiced aroma.