Rugs can add so much personality and dimension to a room, whether you display them on their own, layer a few, or even place one over existing carpet. However, when selecting a rug for a space such as a living room or family room, you’ll want to ensure that it pairs well with your sofa—most likely the biggest piece of furniture in the space—as well. Grey sofas in particular can be a bit challenging to decorate around. Should you style one with vibrant accents or keep your space more toned down in color?
Let’s Go Blue
Stay away from more grey in the rug. Even if you are going for a neutral look, there are other hues that still can achieve this, such as navy blue and even green, at times. Adding these ‘neutral’ colours is a way to bring in warmth and coziness to your space.
Is Your Sofa Velvet?
Many sofas on the market today are made of velvet, particularly in terms of styles that lean midcentury modern. If your grey sofa happens to be made of velvet material, one of the favorite combinations is a brown rug with a grey velvet sofa.
Or Is This Leather?
The key here is to add cozy touches, assuming your flooring is hardwood or tiled. If you have a leather sofa, you want to warm it up, Other textural options also make for excellent choices. Using a rug with a texture works well with the sleek and smooth feel of the leather sofa. Something like a vintage rug looks great with leather. These are great options for those whose style leans more traditional and less modernist or boho.
Mix & Match
If your grey sofa is void of patterns and you’re not committed to a minimalist look, have some fun with a large scale printed rug. This will help add interest and give you opportunities to layer in pops of colour. If your sofa has a patterned element to it, you can still add another print to your space, the key is just to maintain a thoughtful approach. When mixing and matching patterns you do have to be careful about the patterns you select. They must complement each other. Truthfully, though, it all comes to down to your own personality and how you want your home to appear. Your home should reflect you and your character. If you love vibrant and bold choices your furniture should reflect that.