How to Decorate with Needlepoint Rugs

How to Decorate with Needlepoint Rugs
March 7, 2017 Caroline Seaworth

Nothing says English classic like a good quality needlepoint rug.

Their elegance and beautiful patterns seduced numerous designers, both in past and present, but they are sadly absent from modern homes. If you ever considered buying a needlepoint rug, but had no idea how to utilize it correctly in your interior, in this article you might find some tips on how to do it.

The most popular colors appearing in needlepoint rugs are yellow, pink and red. When trying to imagine if a rug will look good in your room, think if you have any elements in similar colors. This will help the carpet blend in seamlessly and complement other pieces of decor. A lack of balance between hues is the easiest way to create a chaotic room. It does not mean that you can’t have any different palettes than those present in a carpet. Try looking for complementary colors which will benefit both the carpet and the whole room.

When it comes to the furniture, antiques seem to be the best choice. After all, they are elegant and will suit classic needlepoint perfectly. However, modern furniture with traditional forms will look just as good, or maybe even better, thanks to gentle contrast between a heavily decorative rug and minimalistic approach. A very modern decor with glass and metal elements might not suit a needlepoint rug equally well, but wood will do the job perfectly.

Needlepoint rugs look great when contrasted with other carpets, especially those made in or inspired by the 20th century. If you want your house to look more avant-garde, such contrasts might be one of the best ways to do so. Just imagine this – delicate patterns of needlepoints next to geometrized designs of the early 20th century. Try experimenting with other styles, such as typically English or Versailles-style French.


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