How a Black Braided Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A black braided rug can highlight your room’s decor by adding in a dramatic color, contributing to the room’s tone, and furthering the style. Your rug shouldn’t take away from your decor; it should actually draw attention to the decor by reinforcing their style and tone.
Decorating With a Black Braided Rug
Braided rugs are most commonly associated with country interior design, but they branch out far beyond that one niche. Within the various forms of braids, patterns, shapes, and other facets, you can find rugs that are country, farmhouse, nautical, or some combination of styles. As you shop for your perfect black braided area rug, be prepared to see just how versatile these rugs can be and how that provides you with plenty of ways to style your home with one of them.
Choosing Which Black Braided Rug is Right for You
You may be intimidated by the shopping process and wondering how to find the rug that’s right for you. Fortunately, if you start by thinking through these key topics, you’ll be well on your way to finding your ideal rug.
Position: Early on, it’s important to look at your room and determine the layout of your furniture. Within that scheme, you can decide on where you want to place your rug. These ideas will guide you towards placing your black braided rug in various rooms.
Living Room: Within your main seating area, you have the option of placing your rug in front of the seats, under the front legs, or further under the chairs. Another common practice with braided rugs is to use a smaller one in another area of the living room to establish a separate seating area or coffee nook.
Dining Room: If you want to add style and texture to your dining room, center a black braided area rug under the table. Leave about two or three feet of extra rug on each side for the chairs to be pushed in and out.
Bedroom: If your bed is the main focal point of the bedroom, center your rug beneath the bed. Otherwise, you can lay a rug along one side of the bed, right at the foot of the bed, or even in the middle of the room itself.
Kitchen: Black braided rugs are common in front of kitchen sinks or stoves where you tend to be stationary. In galley kitchens or kitchens with an island, you can always use a black braided runner rug to provide that comfort and style.
Bathroom: Bathrooms use similar sized rugs to kitchens, but they can be placed in several unique ways. Try using smaller rugs in front of tubs, showers, or sinks. Runners are also a great option in front of a double vanity or in a narrow walkway.
Outdoors: Even though braided rugs are popular for inside the home, they’re also fantastic for outdoor spaces. For layout inspiration, look at indoor spaces that are similar to what you have in mind.
Shape/Size: The next step in the process is to decide the shape and size of your rug. Both these aspects depend on your specific layout and room size, but black braided rugs are often styled in round, rectangular, or oval shapes. There are other options out there too depending on how you plan on layering your rug and the size of the room. When you consider both size and shape, look at your room’s layout and footprint so that the rug will look balanced within that scheme.
Pattern: Braided rugs are often loved because of the texture, not necessarily because of pattern. However, it’s good for you to know what options exist for patterns and that they’re available in multiple styles. Whether you’re looking for a solid color, a weave of colors within a jute rug, stripes, or some other design, choose a pattern that conveys the proper tone and fits the style of the overarching design.
Color: Within black braided rugs, you still have options for colors. For example, how dark do you want your black to be? Do you want the rug to incorporate other colors? If so, what colors and how prominent should they be? These are all questions for you to consider individually. If you need some guidance in choosing a color palette, look at black braided rugs that include white, tan, brown, cream, red, blue, or other hues. Then, see how the rug’s color palette reinforces the room’s style and tone.
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