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Interior Inspirations - Modern Comfort

When it comes to decorating your home, the key to creating a cozy and inviting dining room that you’ll enjoy entertaining in is to incorporate comfortable pieces with stylish elements. In this edition of Interior Inspirations, we focus on the home decor theme of Modern Comfort, which brings together contemporary elements and casual pieces.

How To Create A Room Highlighting an Area Rug

Exclusively featuring home decor products from (which carries a wide variety of fabulous products, offered at affordable prices), the look of this room was inspired by the selected area rug highlighted in this decor scheme.

An area rug is a fantastic element that can not only visually bring a room together, it can also act as an inspiring focal piece. When choosing an area rug, there are a few things to keep in mind.

First, think about the size of the room you are looking to decorate. Is the room large or small? Will the area rug be covering a significant amount of space, or just highlighting a particular area (such as a dining table)?

Second, take into consideration the other types of decorative pieces you plan on including in the room. To ensure that your artwork and furniture don’t conflict with the chosen area rug, think carefully about the colors and print of the area rug that you are selecting. The key to creating a cohesive design is to bring various elements of the room together (such as complementary colors, repetitive patterns, and ornamental accents). That’s where a great pattern (such as the abstract printed area rug featured in this design) is a fabulous place to start.

To combine modern elements with comfortable style, opt for a simple, understated dining set (featuring a steam-lined design) with cushy seating. This type of dining set will not only make it easy to accessorize your table (with floral centerpieces, colorful tableware, and statement-worthy vases), it will also encourage your guests to relax and enjoy themselves.

In addition to selecting a dining set that off-sets your area rug, adding a Wine Rack & Server to your dining room enables you to proudly display your wine collection. This type of furniture provides extra storage space (to help you organize dinnerware, napkins, etc.), while offering additional counter space, which can be used to easily display appetizers or beverages.

As a finishing touch, flowers and plants (fresh or faux) displayed throughout the dining room instantly brightens up the space, bringing in a natural element that is warm and inviting.

If you’re shopping for a new Area Rug, head over to Wayfair to check out their incredible selection. For a limited time, they are offering Inspirations & Celebrations readers 15% OFF all Area Rugs. Just enter coupon code: RUGLUV11 at checkout to get your discount. Hurry! This exclusive offer only is available from July 31 – August 4, 2014.

[Sponsored: While I was compensated by Wayfair to write a post, all opinions are my own.]

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