It is impossible not to feel cheerful with yellow rugs or gold rugs scattered around the home. They create a splash of brightness with their natural radiance and give an instant boost .
In fact, having a yellow rug is like letting the sunshine in, it breathes life into any room. A plain or patterned yellow rug placed in the middle of a conservatory painted in terracotta or other bright paint colours is a clever way of mirroring sunny Mediterranean warmth, and likely to make the conservatory a space the family want to be in all year round.
Gold will always be associated with opulence, flair and extravagance and hence the attraction of gold rugs as desirable accessories. The mere inclusion of yellow or gold in rug colour palettes gives them an immediate uplift, and they can be easily matched with a variety of room decor schemes. In rooms with traditional themes using beautiful wallpapers or paints in, for example, claret, burgundy and royal blue, the addition of gold patterned traditional rugs introduces a sophisticated, almost majestic feel.
In contemporary rooms with pastel walls and wood floors, modern rugs such as pale yellow wool rugs add to the light, airy feel and create the impression of light spacious rooms. In the creation of this look, designs in glossy magazines often incorporate minimalist style furniture with the objective of showing off as much of the floor as possible, and strategically placed rugs add interest and variety without ‘crowding’ the scene. Another strategy is to leave the walls unadorned except for a single impact wall art feature on one or two walls. A hand-woven tribal rug with broad colour fields of yellow, ochre and amber makes a striking wall hanging to become an instant talking point.
In large or small barn conversions, honey coloured large area rugs teamed with exposed brickwork and either dark oak or pale flooring look fantastic and produce a refreshingly light and bright ambience. Big, bold, modern designs in contrasting colours shot through yellow or gold rugs can give plain floors a stylish edge that is hard to beat.
For a cheerful yet understated mellow atmosphere in modest sized settings or in rooms with limited light, try mixing patterned yellow or gold rugs with pastel room decor, pretty lemon lampshades and matching cushions. For a more toned down look, select a mixture of deeper shades of yellow and gold as room accessories and remember that shaggy rugs add that all important textural interest in rooms decorated in neutrals.