In large, open spaces like this waiting room, the goal of the space is to make folks comfortable while passing the time. In this example, a bright and bold red rug is used to help anchor the room...
We love the use of this comfy red rug acting as an anchor. Not only does it help establish a seating zone, it pulls focus towards a specific area. You could use color to anchor a room by painting an accent wall, using a colorful couch or by hanging a large piece of artwork. When a room (big or small) is anchored using color, the space feels safe, cozy and inviting.
Apartment Therapy readers, what colors do you use to anchor a room?
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