I have a favourite way of choosing the colours for a room design, one that just always works. It’s an oldie but a goodie. I don’t have a degree in colour or textiles or design, but I cheat by taking tips from those who do. How? Use a rug or any other textile that you love and build the room around that.
Many websites and books will give you this hint, but I could find only one site that actually shows how much variety you can get using this one simple technique.
I have put together a gallery of some utterly delicious rooms using the same rug in many, many different ways. It must be a favourite of other Mydeco designers too, given how often I see it popping up in 3d designs.
I love everything about this rug – it’s an overdose of colour, pattern and texture that still manages to play nicely in so many contexts. So here it is – the Liuwa rug by Missoni (known since 1954 for their stripes, geometrics, and abstract florals, in a kaleidoscope of colours)
There are so many gorgeous colours in this rug.
One approach is to use it as a bright exclamation mark in a neutral setting, as cibelles and milyca8 did. I love how well it works in the neutral kitchen, where accessories perfectly pick up the colour theme.
PFRate went warm and cosy for a child’s room.
Someone else who does not know when too much is enough is the mysteriously named TV renders – whoa! so many patterns but perfectly done – what a posh city sitting room. Danelawlass decorated a loft, and LaurenMurphy designed the perfect Central Park bedroom.
After seeing all of these beautiful designs, I had to have another go.
So that’s our take on this iconic rug – maybe you could have a go? Make it modern, traditional or vintage; city or country; modest or luxurious; bedroom, kitchen, or bathroom. I’ve started a Pinterest board for any designs you send me. Do you think Missoni would like to have a look one day?