Area rugs are a staple for most any redecorating project. They are wonderful decorating tools used to warm up a room and make any space more cozy. They serve a functional purpose as well when used to tie a room’s colors together or cover worn linoleum. When it comes to Feng Shui, however, area rugs are often cast aside.
The concept of Feng Shui is simplistic and minimal. The focus is on clean, open spaces and the positive energy it circulates. Decorators using these design concepts keep furnishings, nick-knacks and personal possessions to a minimum. You’ll find no overstuffed throw pillows or billowy drapes. Fabrics and soft furnishings are said to collect dust and distribute negative energy in the room.
Fortunately, there are ways to incorporate area rugs into the Feng Shui decorating concept that will not only help to circulate positive energy, health and wealth but kick start a pretty groovy vibe as well. The shape and color of an area rug has a lot to do with energy flow and overall design.
Color is of special importance in any design concept. Warm colors like peach and yellow bring on a calm and happy feeling. The color of an area rug in Feng Shui can be the determining factor in the mood and positive energy flow of the room. Larger rugs take on more importance while smaller rugs have a lesser effect on the whole room.