How a Cotton Black Area Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A black cotton rug can highlight your room’s decor by adding to the room’s style, accentuating the color scheme, and reinforcing the room’s tone. Black can be a daunting color to work with because of how stark it often is, but you have a choice of how much black you want in your rug and how that black accent appears elsewhere in the room. This gives you a perfect opportunity to highlight the room’s decor and create your personal style.
Decorating With a Cotton Black Area Rug
Black rugs certainly have a lot of perks to them, but why decorate with a cotton black area rug? Cotton is a very accessible, friendly fabric that is easy to spot clean or throw in a washing machine if you purchase a machine washable cotton black rug. Aside from that, these rugs come in many different pile heights, sizes, shapes, designs, and so on. You’re certainly not limited to just a few options with these rugs!
Choosing Which Cotton Black Area Rug is Right for You
As you shop for your perfect black cotton rug, consider these important areas to find a rug that is truly right for you.
Position: First, determine your room’s layout and where to place the rug within that. These guidelines will help you get started.
Living Room: The most popular rug placement for living rooms is to center the rug with the main seats. You may place the rug directly in front of the chairs, under their front legs, or further beneath them if the room is large enough. You can also use a small cotton black area rug elsewhere to establish a different space.
Dining Room: When you’re deciding what size rug should sit under your dining room table, measure about two-three feet of excess for the chairs to be pushed in or pulled out.
Bedroom: If your bed is a central focal point in your bedroom, reinforce that by adding a rug beneath the bed. Oftentimes, rugs under beds will lay all the way under the bed, under the bottom two-thirds of it, or closer to the foot of the bed. If your bed is off to one side of the room, center a rug in the middle of the room itself to create visual interest in that space.
Kitchen: 2x3 and 3x5 cotton rugs are great for in front of kitchen stoves and sinks. If your kitchen has an island or other narrow area, style it with a cotton runner rug.
Bathroom: Bathrooms also benefit from smaller rugs in front of sinks. Runners are another option for bathrooms with a double vanity or narrow pathway.
Size/Shape: The next step is to finalize the size and shape of your rug. Cotton black area rugs come in a variety of shapes from the standard options of rectangular, round, and runner to other unique options of oval and square. Consider the shape and size that will work best in your ideal layout and balance out the room.
Pattern: Black cotton rugs are available in many different designs and patterns. Stripes, lines, and other geometric patterns are common in a variety of styles like modern, farmhouse, and so on. Black is even a popular color in oriental and persian patterns, so whether you’re looking for something vintage, modern, or something in between, you can find a pattern that fits into your personal style.
Color: Since cotton black rugs are available in every style, that means they’re also available in many different color palettes. When you’re looking at cotton black area rugs, you get to decide if you want black to be the primary color or an accent. Within that, you choose how stark you want that color to be and what other hues it’s paired with. Black rugs often feature white, grey, beige, blue, and many other colors. When you’re narrowing your search, choose a color palette that reinforces the room’s existing scheme or base your entire room off that rug if you’re designing from the ground up. Also make sure that the rug conveys the proper tone so that it creates your desired mood.
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