How a Black Wool Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A black wool rug can highlight your room’s decor by complimenting your room’s color scheme, adding to the room’s style, and setting the mood. Outside of these three perks, you can even look at the rug’s pattern and find similar shapes, motifs, and stylistic elements in your other wall art, pillows, etc. By connecting your rug to the rest of the room thematically, you can create a cohesive room where each element has its chance to shine.
Decorating With a Black Wool Rug
When you’re decorating with a black wool rug, you’re not limited to rugs that are solid black. In fact, you’re not even limited to rugs that use black as its primary color. There’s a wide array of rugs out there that use black in different ways, from a light accent color to the dominant hue. Whether you’re looking for one of those extremes or somewhere in the middle, there are plenty of black wool area rugs to choose from.
Choosing Which Black Wool Rug is Right for You
As you shop for your black wool rug, consider these key areas.
Position/Size: Early on, you should decide where you want to place your black wool rug in relation to your other furniture and decor. Here are just a few ideas to get you started.
Living Room: In the living room, you’ll often find large black wool rugs centered with the main seating. You can place the rug directly in front of the seats, under their front two legs, or all the way under them. You can even use a smaller black wool rug elsewhere in the room to set up a reading nook or social corner.
Bedroom: One ideal layout in the bedroom is to center your black wool area rug right beneath the bed by placing it all the way under the bed or under the bottom two-thirds of it. However, if the bed is off to one side, you can still center the rug in the middle of the room itself. In living rooms and bedrooms, 8x10 is a common size.
Dining Room: To make sure that your black wool rug fits properly under your dining room table, measure 2-3 feet off each side of the table so the chairs can be pushed in and pulled out on the rug.
Kitchen: Small 2x3 or 3x5 black rugs work well in front of a kitchen sink, but you can also use a black wool runner rug in a narrow pathway.
Bathroom: Similarly, small black rugs fit in front of bathroom sinks. Other options include placing a 2x3 rug by a tub or shower, or using a black runner rug along a double vanity.
Shape: The shape of the rug is an important factor to consider, especially in rooms with a unique footprint. The standard options of rectangular, round, and runner are available, but so are other shapes like square, oval, and others. While the shape itself can convey a certain style/tone, it’s not the biggest defining factor, so ultimately, you should choose the shape that works best with your preferred layout.
Pattern: Black wool rugs come in all sorts of designs, so no matter what your personal style is, you can find a pattern that fits your vibe. Certain patterns like oriental and persian are associated with more traditional homes, while abstract and geometric patterns fit into modern spaces. Study up on your favorite style and find a pattern that fits that style as well as one that complements your other decor.
Color: It’s crucial to decide how much black you want in your rug and what function you want it to serve. Plus, think about what other colors you want in your black wool rug. Neutral colors like white, ivory, grey, and beige are common choices that come in a variety of patterns, but you’ll also find colors like red, pink, green, blue, etc are also popular. Focus on finding a color palette that works with your existing color scheme and make sure that those colors convey the same tone and style.
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