Choosing a rug design is first and foremost a personal taste. There are considerations to be made of its function too but the eye usually first catches a pattern that best describe their aesthetic taste. A pattern can be of shapes, colors, lines or any combination of the three plus other miscellaneous pattern. For this blog post, we will talk about the power of lines in a rug design and how different line patterns can influence on your rug selection. By the end of this article, we are hoping the reader will find meaning on these line patterns and be able to place their rugs where it will be both pleasing to their eye and to their soul.
Straight horizontal line is a basic and elementary pattern that leads the eye left to right or reverse. It suggests a measured distance and denotes stability especially when the rug is laid on a small open space.
Flowing line or wavy line pattern is a variation of a more traditional straight line pattern, and on this example we can sense a movement or a flow as the eye pleasantly adjust to the up and down snakelike action. There is a sense of invitation with the continuous flow so it would make sense to put it on a place where you want your guest to be comfortable and most welcomed on your home.
Intersecting lines can be organized formation or free formation that connect at one point. Intersecting lines form shapes like triangle, square, hexagon and many more, and can be stack next to each other to form organized blocks. Free form intersecting lines can also be made if you are leaning on an abstract style. As shown on the picture above, there is a feeling of constraint with block style pattern so placing it outside is a good counterpoint to the wide open space outdoors.
In conclusion, there are several ways to use lines when scheming your rug design. Straight, flowing and intersecting lines are just three patterns that you can try to satisfy your rug design style. Knowing when and where to use these patterns will make your rug selection and rug placement easier and certainly pleasing.
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