What do you get when you cross cozy with chic? Emily Henderson’s rug collection with Rugs USA. Known for her impeccable taste and ability to create beautiful, inviting rooms, Emily shares her expert tips and tricks for styling rugs in your space. Whether you’re a seasoned designer or just starting to explore the world of home decor, her tips will help you elevate your home décor game.
Tip 1: Bigger is Better
Emily’s first piece of advice? Avoid the common mistake of selecting something too small for your space. “Just go a little bit bigger,” Emily says. Opt for a larger rug that extends beyond the furniture in your room. She goes on to explain that this approach creates a sense of space and increases the conversation area, making the room feel more intentional and well-designed. Ideally, you want a rug large enough for all the furniture legs to rest on it. If that’s not possible, she has a recommendation: “[Make sure] at least the front legs of your furniture on the rug.” This simple trick can transform your space, making it instantly look better, well thought-out, and even professionally designed. The scale of the Merrick Tasseled Cotton and Wool Rug (a style from her collection!) works so well in her own home, giving her living space a polished, pulled-together feel.
Tip 2: Texture is Key
Emily reminds us that “texture is key” when it comes to bringing a room to life, and rugs are the perfect way to introduce that element. Emily suggests incorporating rugs with varied textural qualities into every room—think plush rugs that invite your toes to sink in, sleek and luxurious flatweaves, or cozy wool blends. The right rug (or combination of rugs) can add depth, warmth, and a sense of well-designed comfort to any space. Imagine waking up to the delightful feel of the Waverly Broken Stripe Rug every morning!
Tip 3: Subtle Styles for Bedrooms
Bedrooms are where we rest, so make your haven feel serene, calm, and oh-so-cozy. Emily designed her collection to be versatile with many pieces that can work in any space, but especially loves using them as the foundation for bedrooms—specifically the neutral styles. “I don’t love a loud rug in a bedroom,” she tells us. Instead, she recommends going with something more subtle. Neutral rugs create a soothing backdrop and allow you to bring in pops of color and pattern through other elements like bedding, curtains, or accent pillows. Her favorite style suite dreams? The Southwest Striped Wool Rug.
Tip 4: Rugs as Tools
Rugs aren’t just decorative elements; they’re powerful tools in your design arsenal. Emily emphasizes that rugs provide a visual positive—they create a focal point and help define a space. They also add a layer of comfort to any room, making it cozier and more inviting. Additionally, rugs serve to ground the conversation area, anchoring your furniture arrangement and creating a cohesive gathering space. “They kind of tell you, ‘Oh, this is where I should hang out. This is where I should sit,’” Emily explains. Check out one of Emily’s favorites: The Oregon Plaid Wool Rug, which comes in three cozy colors.
Tip 5: Rugs Are Art
Here’s a little secret: Rugs can be the statement piece in your room, acting as pieces of art for your floor. Emily suggests opting for neutral flooring, allowing the rug to shine without overwhelming the space, like the Oberlin Striped Jute Rug. This approach eliminates the need for excessive décor and clutter, making your room feel visually balanced and uncluttered. Let the rug be the star and watch as it effortlessly pulls the space together.
Master rug styling for a classic, transitional, and sophisticated look with Emily’s expert advice. By incorporating her collection into your home, you’ll infuse your space with warmth, comfort, and an elevated, designer look. This is your chance to create beautiful, inviting rooms that reflect your personal style.
Ready to transform your space with a rug that exudes elegance and timeless style? Head over to our website and explore the breathtaking collection curated by Emily Henderson. From luxurious textures to neutral patterns, her collection has something for everyone.