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Feng Shui And Area Rugs

By Abbie Osborne-Wilson

If you like an Asian look in your home you may find that it is more than just focusing on furniture, color and patterns. Have you ever thought about Feng Shui? This sense of decor focuses largely on the space inside your room and the positioning of objects. Feng Shui also recognizes the importance of area rugs.

Admittedly, area rugs don’t get in the way -people just step on them. However, they also contribute to the energy flow in the room all the same. One of the key factors to consider is the rug’s color. To emphasize the energy of a room with lots of activity, use fire colors such as red, orange and vibrant yellow. Earth colors such as light yellow and beige symbolize stability and protection, and would be good to have inside bedrooms. Places like study rooms should have rugs colored either gray or white, metal colors that improves clarity of mind.

An area rug with blue and black can offer purity and freshness and may be used in an eating area or even the kitchen. Wood colors are great to have in any room because they five a health and vitality energy.

The texture that the rug is made of will have a bunch to do also. Different textures will mean different things; use of a silk rug will help a room that is full of orange or yellow. While you should stick to a linen or even cotton rug for a wood color. An area rug that has large checkered patterns is great for a room that is earth colored.

Area rugs don’t need to cover the whole room either; even a smaller area rug will be large enough to help the Feng Shui of the room out. But in a living room or even a bedroom you may want to have a rug that is a bit larger.

Pattern-wise, try to be diverse in your choices. Some should be geometric and symmetrical in design, and squares are highly recommended for those going for the stable look. Pointed shapes in your rug designs represent activity, while round shapes symbolize concentration. Organic designs and wavy patterns have known soothing and revitalizing properties.

Keep in mind that Asian-themed homes have a lot more to them than just the right furniture and accessories, so take Feng Shui into consideration. Arrange your furniture to minimize energy obstruction, and your rug can meld everything together. So it turns out that choosing your area rug according to ancient Asian practices may seem to make the task of selecting one more difficult, but it helps a lot especially when you want your Asian home decor to be as authentic as possible.

If you found this information about decorating with area rugs helpful, then you will adore these gray area rugs.

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