RUG LAYERING

A RUG ON ANOTHER RUG??

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Why,How or When ???
If you are one of the curios majority who want to justify the rug on a rug trend, read on to learn WHY, WHEN and HOW we designers prefer to use it.

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WHY???
Well, first of all,layering a vibrant rug on an old or boring carpeted flooring will definitely add texture and depth to your space.

Secondly, it will enhance the space it is used in and maybe even define new borders.So, ADD richness to your space by bringing in color or texture with rug layering.


ALSO, using a striking rug on a plain one will clearly draw more attention to the furniture placed on it. Therefore, it is the best way to dramatize the effect of a centerpiece.

If you have a very light colored delicate rug that can be easily stained,you can protect it by layering a hard wearing, patterned dark kilim on top.

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WHEN???

If your existing high quality rug is visibly stained and there is no way to get it off, then go ahead and buy a new cheaper rug smaller in size and place it on top of the valuable one.Thus, you still have your precious aged rug underlying the newcomer.
 

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You want to change colors but you still want to keep an old rug you love! Well then, go shopping for a cheaper and bigger rug with your new color preference and place it underneath your old one to change the ambiance.

You have completed your entire decoration with a simple and plain rug and you feel something is missing! Maybe you were not brave enough to buy that big vibrant rug, or maybe your dream rug was out of your budget.
Keep in mind that you can easily twist a plain decoration with a small colorful and patterned rug and DON'T FORGET:smaller size will be easier on your pocket.

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HOW???

A popular method is to put a cowhide on a jute rug or on a wall to wall carpeted flooring.It has no definite boundaries,so, it will make your space look bigger.Personally,I prefer to use black and white zebra look to create more depth.

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Another great way to spruce up your decoration is by placing a round rug on a bigger rectangular rug. It will certainly create a major focal point.I recommend using this method to draw attention to a center piece of furniture like a coffee table or an ottoman.

Layer them unconventionally , maybe half and half for a wider feeling of space. You will definitely MAKE A STATEMENT with an antique kilim randomly layered on top of a plain natural fiber rug.

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Confession:No matter why,when and how,RUG ON A RUG is a favorite design trend I won’t give up soon.So, I say, dig in to find old rugs in your storage spaces and layer them for a totally fascinating and stylish new look.

MORE TIPS ON KITCHEN CABINET COLORS

Do you remember the previous post about how to choose kitchen cabinet colours?

If YES-read on for more related tips of the trade!

If NO- I say you go back and read again😊

ANYWAYS...


1)Whites work almost perfect in every kitchen no matter what the surroundings are! And DON'T FORGET;almost all countertop and backsplash materials work great with white cabinets.


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2)Bright cabinet colours work best in smaller spaces whereas pastel tones glorify spacious kitchens.


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3)Midtones are always safe either way, but they can look outdated very easily. So I say,be bold on the countertop or the backsplash or even both!


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4)Lacquer finish has been very popular for years as it can easily be repainted for a brand new look. Personally, it has been my favourite for a really long time and I still can't get enough of it just because of the possible tones of shades.



5)Wood is usually the material of choice for anyone who is looking for a very cosier feel in the kitchen! Somehow , I find them nostalgic as they remind me of the old massive wood kitchens with large cabinets!But, of course many contemporary style cabinets are designed with real wood as well! I suggest using light to mid toned wood with less grains for a timeless look.


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HOW TO: SHOP FOR KITCHEN RUNNERS

Now that you have spent a fortune on the high-end stainless steel appliances and customized your cabinets and even splurged on countertops for the finest finish, what do you think is missing to complete the look⁉️

      ***Runners and runners again for sure.***

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Can anyone deny the warm and cozy feeling of a runner on a kitchen floor?


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Many runners come in different sizes.First of all, you have to decide where the runner will work best! I often pick the hallway between the island and the longest cabinet wall to accommodate a longer runner. Because, in terms of size, I believe when runners are concerned the longer the merrier 😊

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Secondly, make sure to settle on the style and color pallets, otherwise, you will go mad trying to choose the final product among many many many beautiful runners out there.

My initial inclination is usually towards contrasts with the kitchen style or color, so let's say you have a kitchen with rather contemporary cabinets, I would suggest buying a really authentic piece to accent.

And if the colors in your kitchen are rather dark and woody, I would look for bright colors and attractive patterns. But, don't forget, it is also wise to keep the flooring color in mind for a blending look.

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IF your kitchen has enough walking space, don't hesitate to buy two identical or even similar sized or colored runners to enrich the feel of warmth.

Another tip of the trade is to buy a normal sized rug and get it cut in half for 2 smaller runners!There you go, you have your customized piece already 😉

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You can find runners everywhere for almost every price depending on size and style. Besides bespoke rug companies, furniture stores also carry adorable runners. And then again, online shopping is always easy and it is possible to get a great deal on a nice piece of kilim.

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SO what are you waiting for??? 

GO and shop the look and color you want to spoil your kitchen...


HOW TO DIVIDE YOUR SPACES

Do you want to separate a space without walls or merely decorate and get more privacy?  If so, stop a moment to enjoy the post❗️

We have all come across the problem of renting an apartment where rooms are not the exact shape or size we want, or walls are mostly not permitted for nailing !This is a major situation where a divider steps in to help you! I am a big fan of dividers and I use it in most of my interior design projects.So ,read on to see more examples.

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WELCOME to the world of dividers !

Spaces are maximized when divided by a screen instead of the traditional walls. Keep scrolling for 3 common types of dividers for a defined and better use of your space!

BUILT IN DIVIDERS

Built in screens are usually preferred when there is a desire to visually partition an area. For instance, sleek laser cut special screens with their airy decorative feel are my favorite. I often design and custom build them for my clients.The final product becomes a decorafocal point like a piece of artwork. They can even act as a wall to arrange furniture such as a dresser. Another way for you to divide can be using custom made furniture like a bookcase , a shelving unit or even a fireplace. Possibilities are limitless!

Refreshed Classic Project by TESINTERIORS

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SLIDING/PORTABLE DIVIDERS

Sliding dividers are brilliant for more flexibility within your space .They come in various sizes and materials such as glass, wood ,metal. I lean towards metal chains and fabrics. You can easily install a rod to your ceiling to hang stripes of fabric or a curtain .It will style your room when filtering sound. For persistent visual transparency, I recommend Glass. You can simply double your room with glazed sliding doors.

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PORTABLE/FOLDABLE DIVIDERS

Portable dividers are handy if you want to change your look more often. Benefit from any kind of light furniture to add privacy or to subdivide your space.  My tip would be to choose pieces preferably with wheels. Let's say you want to update your look when separating your interiors, then I suggest Foldable screens. Their mobility and decorative feel are priceless. You can have them custom made to suit your spatial needs. Or, simply buy them from furniture stores and reshape your space anytime and anyhow you like 💙


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