Until recently, carpet was considered an old-fashioned design element. It was modestly located on the floor in an incomprehensible spot, often without any reference to interior items. Today, the eyes of designers are again turned to him, but this time the carpet obeys certain rules, taking into account the color characteristics of the canvas. The red carpet in the interior deserves the most attention: this color is quite catchy, therefore, when drawing up a design with it, you need to know a number of nuances.
A red carpet in a room's interior is not a way to close a floor covering that is not of the first freshness. The saturation of the tone tends to attract attention, so it is worth considering: the floor must be perfect, be it laminate, parquet or linoleum. Moreover, the red color is inappropriate on the floor, the tone of which gives off red.
Regardless of whether the rug is used as a single accent or is tied to a specific subject, the color must be muted or a harsh atmosphere will be created in the room. According to psychologists, the mass of red or its excessive brightness can cause irritability and absent-mindedness.
The abundance of shade is unacceptable: the carpet itself and a small connecting link (for example, in the form of a floor lamp, a drawing on curtains, a flower pot) are enough.
Since red itself is a strong enough, very emotional and even aggressive tone, it must be used correctly in the interior, diluted with another shade.
This can be done by mixing colors with a predominance of red or by choosing a patterned carpet.
What to look for when buying?
Do not give in to the opinion that red carries a sea of positiveness and love of life. Inspiration and creativity are alien to the shade, but it demonstrates a storm of feelings, swiftness and confidence. A red carpet can "warm up" the atmosphere of a room. If he is in a room with windows to the north side, this is a good choice: over time, the owner of the room will feel that this is the warmest place in the house.
Before you buy a red carpet, you should think about every little thing.so that the product is in harmony with the general idea of design, and does not draw all attention to itself, breaking the style into incomprehensible parts.
An important point is the choice of the shade itself. Ideally, this can be a wine red or red-blue tone. The combination of two strong colors allows you to achieve a balance of shade compatibility with many tones of the color palette, successfully fitting the carpet into a different interior. No acid, no harshness: the shade of the carpet should be soft and inviting. If at the first glance at the model it hurts your eyes, you should refuse to purchase.
A good option is a model with an infusion of orange and sand tones in red.
Having picked up the shade of the carpet, it should be borne in mind that red is finicky in combinations. Contrast of red and black tones is unacceptable, it is sharp and looks ugly. The only thing in which black color can "appear" is small details. However, if there is nothing without black, a metallic or silver undertone will save. Since, according to the rules for the arrangement of shades in the interior, red needs dark strokes, it is more harmonious to designate this with black and brown. It will provide a soft infusion of the red carpet into the existing interior design.
The choice of a strong component for the red color of the carpet requires diluting the tones and adding light, which will stretch the limited area, create balance and bring positive.White walls, ceiling, curtains, sconces or a table lamp, flower pots, textiles of furniture covers are what you need. When combining two dark and bright tones, there should be a lot of light, but this does not mean that it can be used in everything in a row: then the question will arise about the appropriateness of bright accents.
In addition to the black-brown, chocolate tone, this color goes well with dark gray and warm light shades (for example, beige, cream).
Where to bed?
You should not "please" the bedroom with a red carpet: in a special, intimate room you need peace and a mood for relaxation, and this is possible with the use of pastel shades of the color palette, some classic and calmer colors.
Since the red tone is tuned for work, it is advisable to lay such a carpet in the study.
It will look no worse in the hallway, corridor, living room. It is not suitable for a children's room.
Subtleties of the interior layout
Since the task of the red carpet is not only to create coziness and provide warmth to the feet, but also to harmoniously combine with the general idea of design, it is worth keeping in mind: a bright color provides for a minimum of small items. It perfectly zones the room, depending on the model, it brings additional color and texture uniqueness to the style of the room.
There may be several options for a bundle:
- to the color of furniture elements located near the carpet (complete coincidence of shade is unacceptable);
- to the drawing of the accent zone of a wall or other vertical surface (for example, in a painting);
- to the texture of decorative pillows, poufs, furniture upholstery;
- to the small spots of the same tonal group available in the interior.
When choosing a red carpet with a print, keep in mind: not every shade of it needs support. Basically, one color is enough, maximum two.
Materials, shape and dimensions
Models are made from different raw materials. The most popular types of fibers today are wool, cotton, viscose, nylon, polyester, polypropylene. Synthetic products are more durable, can imitate high-quality woolen carpets, are practical, unpretentious in care, but are exposed to sunlight. Natural counterparts create an inviting atmosphere, are an excellent floor covering, are quite pleasant to the touch, maintain warmth, but are more capricious in their care and are much more expensive than synthetic carpets.
The red carpet is appropriate in the style of classicism, modern, baroque, minimalism, African, gothic, Indian, art deco, pop art. In each of them, it looks different and is distinguished by its own, special pattern, which can be the highlight of the general idea.
The size and shape of the red and red-blue carpet depends on the characteristics of the particular room for which it is selected. It can be a small version, a kind of island of one zone, a large carpet, a medium-sized model.
Thanks to the creative development of trade marks, today you can choose a product in the form of a rectangle, square, oval, circle or non-standard silhouette with special outlines for the interior.
Models of carpets in red are varied. If you really want the interior to be special, choose between the color or texture themselves. Classic options in the spirit of Soviet times with practically no lint or with a border around the edges look simple, depriving the design of premium and taste.
A model with a special, curly edge and a print made by means of a pile texture will look unusual and harmonious. It can be a drawing in the form of stripes, zigzags, waves, circles, abstraction. Colorful prints in the style of national carpets can overload the overall look, because the main thing is to unobtrusively highlight the uniqueness of the carpet.
If there is a simple pattern in the model, this will help a harmonious combination, and it is good if the carpet does not have clearly defined borders in the form of a patterned edging: so it will not hint at the limited space of the room.
If you have a strip, it is worth considering: frequent strokes cause ripples in the eyes. Such a carpet will quickly get bored.
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