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How to combine rugs, curtains and sofas in practice How to combine rugs, curtains and sofas in practice
I get many doubts about combining rugs, curtains and sofas in the decor. So, it’s good for us to talk even more about it!... How to combine rugs, curtains and sofas in practice

I get many doubts about combining rugs, curtains and sofas in the decor. So, it’s good for us to talk even more about it! I will present to you photos of rooms where the choice of carpet was well made and explain why.

For a good choice of carpet color, it is necessary to analyze the colors of SOFA, FLOOR, WALLS, CURTAINS and GREATER FURNITURE (in that order, Due to the proximity to the carpet) and DECIDE if you want the carpet to CALL OR NON ATTENTION.

The couch smooth, neutral and lighter color is the easiest to combine. But it makes a big difference if the floor and walls are light or dark and whether you want the carpet to have a strong presence or not:

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A carpet in similar color to the sofa, smooth or in a discreet pattern as in the photo, combines super well, whatever the colors of walls and curtains. But do not notice that the carpet almost disappears when the floor is also clear. (photo: architected)


If you want the carpet to “show up” more, color darker than the sofa. Being neutral, there is more possibility to combine with the rest of the room. If not, choose a color that already exists in the room (or spread some objects with this color). (photo: dailydreamdecor)

See these examples:


Carpet in a similar tone but much darker than the color of the sofa, and in the following pictures, carpets patterned with a color background similar to the sofa and the blues present in objects in the environment (photos: CasaAbril, Evelyn Müller (project Ana Yoshida) and asarquitetas)

In any of the above environments, curtains in color similar to that of the sofa, rug or walls facilitate the combination.

But what if the walls are dark?

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The dark carpet can darken the room! It is a matter of taste and desire, but it is good to always seek balance in the tones of the colors used to create contrasts. Look:


Here, despite the sofa and light floor, the walls are dark and a dark carpet could make the environment half sad. The carpet with light background and dark print matched perfectly and brought more joy (photo: r-design)

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In this room, even with the dark walls, a black carpet was chosen. To compensate, the tables are light yellow and yellow.This is a device you can use: Increase the amount of light objects and furniture if you want a dark carpet in a dark room (photo: jeitodecasa)

In these environments curtains in the color similar to that of the sofa or in the same color but lighter than the walls match well.

What if the walls are in vivid color?

You can use the above tips (with attention to light / dark contrast balance) and spread some items with color similar to that of the wall in bright color (the larger the wall, the less objects in the same color) or:

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Wolocar a printed rug that has the colors of the sofa and wall (and you can add a color from the same family – here oranges and reds, hot colors – and even a counter temperature color – in this case, blue, which is cold). In this case, neutral curtains similar to the color of the sofa or beige look good. And it is also worth spreading objects in the colors of the rug. Few. And you do not have to repeat exactly the colors … use lighter and darker colors.

And the dark couches?

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When the sofa is dark, choose carpet in the same color or very similar, generally not sure: The set gets heavy … Use neutral or similar colors and much clearer It gets better. On the left, curtains in beige, brown or white would match perfectly. On the right, the curtains could be in gray, white or blue, colors that exist in the room.

If you want something more cheerful, use rug stamped with the color of the sofa and another neutral or some color that exists in the environment:


In the photo on the right, the rug has the black of the sofa and the white that cheers, helps to illuminate and stands out on the dark floor. Gray or white curtains would look good. In the photo on the left, the rug has the middle gray of the sofa, white and shades of blue. See that there are blue elements in the room and that the curtain follows the color of the wall, but it could be light blue or gray as well.

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Here a very specific situation (light and dark sofas together) that demonstrates an idea that works, whether you have light or dark sofas in neutral tones in NEUTRAL ENVIRONMENTS: Rug in color more vivid, in simple print with colors that do not stand out too much. Add fewer objects in similar colors or in the same color family as the carpet. It will bring vivacity to the room (photo: casaeinterni)

What if the sofa and the walls are dark?

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In this case, I suggest that the carpet have light colors. If the floor is clear, as above, use plain background prints, like this one. Here, the curtains can be similar to the colors of the sofa or walls, but light so as not to darken the room further (photo: verychique)

More tips?

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If you want to use a colorful rug, see this post where I give Tips for Choosing and Using Colored Carpet Safely and in this post I show several rug combinations that work.

If you have problems like: Low light room and dark furniture or want to give a cheer in your living room or che bought a sofa in a strong color and now he does not know what to do in this post I have answers to these questions that can be resolved with a choice rug.