The colors you decorate your home with have a big impact on the mood the space evokes. If you’re looking to create a calm environment, blues, greens, greys, and beiges are all great options. But if you want to give your home a stimulating feel that’ll leave you joyful and optimistic, an energizing color palette including reds, oranges, and yellows is the way to go.
One way to give your home this boost is with rugs in bold colors. Not only is it an easy way to incorporate the shades into your decor, it’s also less commitment in the long run should you choose to change the mood of your space. Bright colored area rugs can also be played up or down, depending on how bold you want your home to feel.
Below, see twelve of our favorite rugs to add energizing colors to any room in your home.
Red is a warm and energetic color that evokes passion and action. In some cultures, it even symbolizes good luck. A red rug in your home is sure to be attention-grabbing and make a strong statement.
Add depth and warmth to your space with a deep ruby red Persian-style rug like the one seen in this living room. It pairs well with the global-inspired decor and warm tan tones in the space.
While the bedroom might be the last place you’d think to add a red rug, the dark scarlet tones in this traditional-style rug work well to add warmth to an otherwise stark space. Keep the rest of the room minimal and neutral to avoid a cluttered, chaotic feel. Try pairing the red rug with off-whites and warm tan tones for a cozy feel.
Bold red rugs in traditional and Persian styles give off an old-world vibe that looks great in the living room. The vibrant paprika shade of this rug pairs well with the warm cognac brown sofa and dark wood coffee table to keep up the rich feel. Finish off the space with a unique gallery wall featuring vintage art.
Orange is an uplifting color that calls to mind feelings of excitement, enthusiasm, and warmth, making it an ideal shade to add energy to your home.
Get the energizing impact of orange in a softened down design with this floral rug in shades of coral, red, yellow, and green. The emerald couch creates a nice contrast against the orange rug while the stark white walls make this energizing color combo pop.
Talk about an eye-catching room! This space takes the energizing color palette to the extreme, and it really works. Orange and yellow makes a fiery combination, and this orange Moroccan-style rug, with hints of merlot red and marigold yellow, adds more fuel to the fire.
Amp up the energy of an all-white kitchen with help from a vintage-style orange rug. The distressed design softens the intensity of the rug when paired with so many neutrals, and the warmth of the floor, open shelves, and amber glass bottles give the space depth.
Yellow is warm, bright, and mood-boosting. It’s also attention-grabbing, making it the perfect energizing color to stimulate the senses, lift the spirit, and bring attention to a space.
This fruit rug is the icing on the cake of this vibrant space. Bright yellow with pops of orange look funky and bold when paired with an equally energizing room, like the kitchen seen here.
Greet your guest with an unexpected pop of color with this fun yellow lemon rug, perfect for spring and summer. The round shape adds visual interest and looks especially great in the farmhouse-themed space.
Amp up the fun in your space with a yellow rug in a quirky banana pattern. Try a runner to place in long, narrow spaces like a kitchen, or the hallway seen here. And with a rug this cute, why not play up the funky vibe by painting a bright colored murla on the wall.
While red, orange, and yellow are all energizing on their own, combine the colors in one rug and you’ve got a vibrant, statement-making piece of decor that’ll take center stage in any room.
The color red is known to promote appetite, making it a perfect choice for the dining room. The Southwestern-inspired rug seen here also features a golden yellow color, keeping with the energizing color palette while adding depth to the space. The warm tones in the rug work well with the warm wood furniture and neutral decor.
A room this loud needs an equally attention-grabbing rug, and this vintage-inspired rainbow rug is just right. Reds, oranges, yellows, and blues pop against the off-white background and work well to bring all the other colorful decor elements together.
Orange, yellow, and bright teal pair perfectly in this mid-century modern style rug. The bold pattern and bright color palette work well to tie all the eclectic elements of this living room together, including the coordinated throw pillows and artwork.