How a Black Square Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A black square rug can highlight your room’s decor in many different ways. Black can serve as a stark contrast against other lighter colors to add drama to the room, or they can add to a room that is already designed to be moody. In general, the rug can reinforce the room’s color palette, style, and tone--three key areas for making your room feel cohesive and perfectly designed.
Decorating With a Black Square Rug
You may be daunted at the prospect of using a black square rug as part of your decor since black can be such a stark color. There are plenty of rugs out there that feature black as the only color or one of the main ones, but there are also black square area rugs that simply use black as an accent color or use faded versions of the color to soften its impact. No matter which way you want to lean, there’s definitely a black rug out there that’s perfect for you.
Choosing Which Black Square Rug is Right for You
As you search for the rug that’s just right for you, you may be wondering where to even start. One of the best ways to go about narrowing your search is to consider these key areas.
Position: First, determine the room’s layout and how the rug will fit into it. Here are some general ideas to get you started.
Living Room: In the living room, you’ll likely center your rug with your main seating area. This is especially handy if you have a sectional that you want to balance out with a rug. You may place the rug directly in front of the seats, under their front two legs, or further beneath them.
Dining Room: Most times, dining room rugs should be centered under the table. Square rugs work best with round or square tables so that there’s always enough room for the table’s chairs to be pushed in or out. The ideal amount of room to account for chairs should be two-three feet on each side of the table.
Bedroom: Black square rugs can be a perfect addition for bedrooms. You may choose to center it partly under the bed or centered in the middle of the room itself if the bed is off to one side.
Kitchen: In kitchens with an open floor plan, you can place a black square area rug in the middle of the room itself. This will make the room feel more inviting and add a point of visual interest.
Outdoors: With outdoor patios, porches, decks, and other spaces, you can add an outdoor square black rug to any seating areas or dining spaces you have. For layout ideas, check out the guidelines for similar indoor spaces.
Size: Once you know your ideal layout, it’s time to finalize the size of the rug and make sure that a square rug really is the best option for that layout. Fortunately, black square area rugs come in a variety of sizes from 3’ and 4’ square rugs all the way to 9’ and 10’. Whatever size you choose, make sure it isn’t too large or too small for that room and the furniture.
Pattern: The rug’s design/pattern is a huge part of defining the rug’s style. Since black is a neutral color, it appears in just about every interior design style, so you have your pick of patterns. Rug designs range anywhere from vintage tilework all the way to abstract modern designs. Select a pattern that fits into the room’s style and has similar motifs, lines, or shapes to your other decor.
Color: As mentioned earlier, black square rugs come in a variety of color palettes. Early on, you should decide how prominent you want the black to be in the rug and what other colors it’s combined with. Popular combinations include black and white, black and grey, and many more. Ultimately, you should choose a color palette that fits in with your other decor and furniture as well as your ideal style.
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