Orange tends to be the color that you either 'love' or 'hate' though some shades such as terracotta, peach or rust seem to have universal appeal. It merges the energy of red and the happiness of yellow thus creating orange rugs that are fun to decorate with.
Think orange and you think joy and sunshine; it instills happiness, enthusiasm and creativity; and stimulates activity, appetite and socialization. If you want an area of your home to get noticed without being overpowering then consider laying an orange area rug — it demands attention.
Which shade to choose?
For a soothing, friendlier space, choose an orange rug that is in a softer shade like peach. Golden rugs will evoke a feeling of prestige and high quality. Bright orange is highly attractive to young people so it's a good choice for teenagers or those reliving the 60's. And shades of orange are ideal for transition areas where you are trying to bring together different decorating styles.
Try orange and black or for a mix that really sparks try it with a medium blue. For a bright, firey space combine your orange rug with red and yellow or tame it down with softer shades for a fresh, fruity feel. Or you’re your orange area rug tropical by adding green. Looking for a psychedelic 60's look then mix your orange rug with pink furnishings. And for an eye-catching look use your orange wool rug with a dash of purple and lots of white.