Any interior designer will tell you that in order to make a room stand out and look exceptional there is to be some form of statement, whether it be particularly bold colors, an intriguing focal point or unique works of art. To achieve a designer look the room needs to be well designed but also different, otherwise it can appear too clinical. People aspire to magazine worthy interiors, but they also want to feel like they are at home.
There are various ways to achieve a personalized touch on a home or office interior, the most obvious would be to use pictures of family or friends however this can often detract from the professional appearance that was thought in the first place. Art, whether it is fine art hung on the wall, sculptures or pottery can be used to add a sense of identity and self. The problem with art is that, for many it is less accessible, unless we have a vivid interest in the subject it is illegally that we will identify with an individual piece, and if we do, budget requirements may very well get in the way. Antique or heirloom furniture is a great way of adding something personal to a room but is reliant on not only availability but said it is fitting with the interior. Something that has been made by yourself or family can be a great focal point, if the skill is there. One solution is to commission a bespoke or custom piece, a simple and effective way of doing so is the creation of a custom rug.
Most living areas and many work spaces already utilize rugs to add warmth, color, texture and design, so in many ways a custom rug it is the perfect item to personalize. Involvement in the design process can also the design to be personalized without the skill needed to make something with your own hands. There are limits to what can be created, however the very fact that you have worked along a manufacturer to produce the design makes it unique, personal and, if done right, perfect for the interior.
Custom and bespoke rugs can be made to any size, shape, and color. Tones from existing furniture or fabrics can be used to match and blend and the design can follow the flow of the room or stand out to a talking point and central focal point to the room. In terms of budget, while a rug made to custom requirements may cost more than most standard rugs, the expense is in some ways reduced by the fact that there is not a need to purchase a standard rug and a separate focal point or personalized piece to finish the room.