What Goes with Beige Carpet?
Sometimes we have to live with a decor feature for longer than we want. Many people feel this way about their beige carpet. Since carpeting is a foundational feature that fills a room, beige carpet can give a dull, heavy feeling that overwhelms your space. How can you work with this limitation and move your home away from beige?
1. Layer with Additional Rugs
Allow beige to fade away by using it as a canvas for fun, colorful, or beautiful rugs. Select different size rugs to achieve different effects on your decor:
- Toss down small throw rugs, on either side of a bed, for example, to break up the beige and add color and function.
- Delineate a conversation area using a medium-size rug.
- Pull the eye to the center of a space with the use of a larger area rug. This solution causes beige carpet to disappear into the background
2. Keep the Rest of the Room Bright
When your decor feels dull, a good policy is to simply brighten things up. Use fresh, lively colors, plenty of white, and plenty of good lighting. Here, white walls, drapes, coffee tables, and accessories keep this room from feeling dreary. The fresh pink pillows and dashes of blue add brightness.
3. Be Dramatic
Make the eye forget about the dull side of beige by adding dramatic, bold features to the rest of the space. Dramatic color, wall molding, and sweeping fabrics all draw the eye in and away from the simple beige carpeting.
Add a dramatic display as a focal point in your space. Here, the styled bookshelves add color and vibrancy to an otherwise simple corner.
Beige carpeting may be one of your least favorite decor features. But, when you study the ways that designers have purposefully incorporated a beige foundation into their designs and study what goes with them, you will find simple ways to allow the beige to fade into the background.
Darlene Weir is the owner and principal designer for Fieldstone Hill Design, an interiors firm that specializes in eDesign consultations. Darlene shares her love for all things beautiful at the interiors and style blog FieldstoneHillDesign.com, where she helps her readers define their personal style and add beauty to all aspects of their lives. Read more about Darlene here.