In today’s salute to braided rugs and country decor (#8 in the series!), we’re talking about dark brown accents and overcoming the fear of decorating with bold colors.
Read our other posts in this series:
- Hey jute!
- Russet braided jute rugs + decorating with black
- Timber Trail + rustic decor
- Home makeover, Harvest edition
- Coffee braided rugs and some DOs and DON’Ts
- Kingston rugs + cheap and easy redecorating tips
- Aberdeen and a summer decor link roundup
Appropriately, today’s featured rug is Kilimanjaro.
A dramatic combination of dark and light browns, soft cream and toasty tan!
Here are some great examples on Pinterest of dark brown accents.
And we sell dozens of complementing tan and cream accessories that provide a balancing contrast to the rich, dark tones in the Kilimanjaro rugs.
Using color boldly can be challenging! According to HGTV, “the idea behind using color well is it should flow in your house, not be a patchwork of opposite looks.” The idea is to create an atmosphere of harmony.
To achieve this harmony, Benjamin Moore recommends selecting colors according to the 60/30/10 rule:
- 60% of the composition is in one color family (which for most people means neutrals, like cream, grey or taupe).
- 30% is from a different color family.
- 10% is a bold “pop” color.
Experiment by bringing in one bold, dramatic accessory, like an accent piece, upholstery fabric or rug.
Or, says House Beautiful, start with a very small room. It’s not as much of a commitment, and you’ll spend less time and money.
This bright, bold powder room is decorated with a dramatic geometric pattern and daring red accents. (Source: Pinterest.)
See our entire line of braided rugs and door mats.
Our next post in this series will feature Mustard Seed.