Bold or Safe? How to choose a rug that fits your style

As sprig is a time for renovations, you may find yourself looking for a new rug. Or you may just be spring cleaning and decide it is time to switch up your space. One of the most important things to consider when choosing a new rug is what you want it to accomplish for the room. Your rug is usually on of the largest pieces of décor, so it has a pretty big impact on your room. We are here to walk you through choosing a piece accomplishes what you want and ties your space together.

The first thing that you have to consider is weather you want the carpet to be the focal point of your room or the backdrop. Weather you want to play it safe or go bold, take into account the other pieces in your room; the texture, colours, size, and weather or not there are any patterns to be aware of.

Now, once you have decided which direction you want to go with your carpet you have to consider how both the pattern and colour will go with the room. If you are looking to go bold with the carpet, choose a stand out colour or a bold pattern. If you are looking to play it safe with your carpet, go with a neutral colour, or choose a smaller scale pattern.

The next thing to keep in mind is the texture. If your room is full of glass and metal, you can use wool or a shag to go bold, but use silk or bamboo to create a safe look. Oh the other hand, if your room is filled with fairly matte textures, use silk to create a contrast and wool to play it safe. Playing around with the percentages of wool and silk can also create a difference in the outcome of the room as a whole and the price of the carpet.

No matter what look you are going for, the scale of the carpet is important to keep the room looking balanced. If you have high ceilings and a large room, going with a smaller carpet or pattern can make the carpet look out of place, or make it look like the space isn’t properly filled. If your room is on the smaller side, having a large patter or carpet could overwhelm the other elements of the décor.

No matter what the look you are going for, we are here to help. If you know what you are looking for send us your wish list and we will hand, select a number of options for you to view. If you don’t know where to start, call us or book an appointment to see us at the studio or have us do a complimentary house visit. If we don’t have exactly what you are looking for, we can source it or have it custom made for your space.

Follow this quiz below to see our recommendations on what you should look for!

 

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W STUDIO Luxe Collection & Universal Line

 

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Made from the durable fibres of bamboo, our bamboo silk lines of hand-knotted carpets can be both casual and elegant to the eye, but luxurious to the touch. These carpets have been extremely popular and it’s easy to see why: the colours are deep & rich but truly come to life when seen as a whole piece on the floor. No image can truly provide the depth and variation of colour as much as seeing (and touching) them in person. To see them for yourself and to learn more about bamboo silk, please stop by the W STUDIO main showroom at Designers Walk Bldg Nº5 in Toronto or by visit us online at: http://www.wstudio.ca

 

For Fuschia’s Sake: Pantone Reveals Colour of the Year

It’s that time of the year again.  Pantone reveals their pick for Colour of The Year. This year, the winner is Radiant Orchid! Pantone describes it as:

“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.

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We have a couple of pieces that not only futures, but also fuse well with this year’s winner.

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IIDEX 2013: STAY GOLD

IIDEX INNOVATION AWARDS

This year at IIDEX Canada, W STUDIO walked away with another Gold IIDEX Innovation Award (for a second year in a row, no less). We are excited to be producing pieces which not only boast striking designs & fantastic colours but are also recognized as unique and innovative hand-made works-of-art. We look forward to making it a three-peat next year;)

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WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE PIECE NUMBER?

Once again, our favourite piece poll was a roaring success. This time, only 6 votes separated 1st & 2nd place. Stay tuned for our announcement of the poll results as well as our prize winner who will be taking home an exclusive 4’x6′ 100-knot Tibetan wool W STUDIO carpet.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

As well, a special thank you to Bang & Olufsen for supplying us with their A9 speaker adding the element of sound to our booth this year.

Finally, a big thank you to our W STUDIO IIDEX13 Team who made our booth such an overwhelming success.