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From Runway to Rugs: Part 2

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In this four-part series, we will walk you through the latest trends taking inspiration from the runways of New York City that you can easily incorporate into your home like a design pro.

In this four-part series, we will walk you through the latest trends taking inspiration from the runways of New York City that you can easily incorporate into your home like a design pro.

Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada said it best, “Florals for spring? Groundbreaking.” And while she may have been sardonic, florals and spring go together like peanut butter and jelly, bacon and eggs, and orange juice and just works. And the Spring 2018 Collections from major designers were no exception - their collections were buzzing with the springy patterns in new and interesting ways.

Mafi Signature 16 | New Introduction | 05 TRD-22: Taupe/Green area rug

While wearing florals might not be the most groundbreaking and fashion forward look for spring, putting flowers on your area rugs can be - it can also be a classic and elegant choice as well. There are a lot of different ways you can use florals. From a more abstract approach, to a classic approach, to a bold and daring approach - each unique floral rug can transform your space and help your room blossom into a cozy and well-designed room the whole family can appreciate - and make your friends keep wondering where you learned your serious design skills.

Consider the Scale of the Print + Color

Consider the Scale of the Print + Color

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In 2018, micro-florals are a hot commodity, but that doesn’t mean that you have to choose a small print on your rug. Area rugs can be quite large and a micro-floral print might overpower the room and leave you feeling anxious in your space. Examine your room - do you have patterned walls or furniture? A less is more approach to your rug pattern is key. Do you have more neutral walls and furniture? Try adding a bold and vibrant print to liven up your space.

Color is also important to consider. The color of your rug can set the tone for the entire room. Consider how the rug will play with all of the other elements in the room like furniture and fixtures. If you do not have furniture already in place, consider how the rug works with the floors and walls of the room.

Consider the Location

Consider the Location

One important aspect to consider if the location of your floral rug. Is this an outdoor rug? A rug in your dining room or family room? The busier a pattern is the more energy a rug can bring into a space, this may not work for smaller spaces. Finding the right rug for your room is in and of itself an art form (and there is also plenty of science to back it up) that can leave many stumped. Consider chatting with one of our rug specialists at Seldens to find the right size and shape for your space.

If all else fails…

If all else fails, design a rug that works best for you with our Mafi Signature 16 Collection. From choosing the right size, colors, and material for your space, your customized rug is hand-crafted and delivered to your door in 16 weeks - guaranteed. We work with an outstanding team of design experts to help you craft the perfect rug that fits all of your needs.

Let’s create something great together! Visit our Mafi Signature 16 Collection here.


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