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Blue Area Rugs Facts & Buying Guide

Get yourself a case of the blues!

Materials Matter Blue rugs are available in a number of styles and materials, so it's really more about what look you prefer and how you plan on using your rug than anything else. What this cool hue can bring to your space are loads of serene and relaxing vibes, a nautical-themed escape, or even some traditional class and charm. If you're planning on having an indoor rug we recommend both cotton and acrylic as materials that will stand up well to everyday wear and tear, most rugs that fall into this category have a lower pile that's no higher than half an inch.

Room by Room

  • A dark navy blue area rug will cozy up your dining room for fall and winter entertaining.
  • Add a size appropriate blue rug near the front door to help catch and mask dirt and water from shoes and boots.
  • Turn your bath into a more spa-like experience with the addition of a soft blue rug underfoot.
  • A light blue rug paired with white walls or furniture offers the addition of a modern pop of color.
  • Layer a patterned blue rug on top of your wall-to-wall carpeting or another solid blue rug to create depth and interest.

All About Blue

  • Blue has been an important color in art and design since ancient times.
  • The semi-precious stone lapis lazuli was first used in ancient Egypt for jewelry, and later during the Renaissance to create ultramarine – the most expensive of all pigments.
  • In the eighth century Chinese artists used cobalt blue to color porcelain, while in the Middle Ages European artists used it in the windows of cathedrals.
  • Europeans wore clothing blue clothing made from the vegetable dye woad until it was replaced by a finer hue – indigo – from America.
  • During the 19th century synthetic blue dyes and pigments gradually replaced mineral pigments and synthetic dyes.
  • Dark blue became a common color for military uniforms and eventually business suits.
  • It's the color most associated with harmony, faithfulness, confidence, imagination, intelligence, knowledge, calm, and concentration.
  • Blue is regularly chosen by more than 50% of the population as their favorite color.

Size and Pattern Blue rugs are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and patterns so it should be a breeze finding one that works with your space's aesthetic. Look for a rug that suits your needs as well as the feeling you're trying to evoke within your home.

  • Large area rugs can anchor all of the furniture in a room together.
  • Runners are perfect for both narrow hallways as well as kitchens.
  • Smaller patterns can make a large room feel more intimate, while larger patterns work in all spaces..

Caring for and Cleaning Your Blue Rug

  • Vacuum your area rugs just as often as you vacuum wall-to-wall carpet to eliminate excess dirt.
  • If you have a fringed rug be careful not to vacuum the area, as this could be damaging.
  • If your vacuum has a rug setting (which stops the rollers from spinning and just uses suction) use this option.
  • Brush up any loose hair on the bathroom rug or pet hair on area rugs before vacuuming by going in the same direction as the nap.
  • Rotate your area rugs a couple of times a year to avoid wear and fading from traffic and sunlight.
  • Give smaller rugs a good shake outside to remove dirt and grime.

Finding Your Perfect Blue Rug

  • Blues pair well with greens and neutrals to create a sense of calm serenity.
  • Choose a blue rug featuring a small pattern if you'd like to add some quiet energy to a room.
  • A royal or navy blue rug can add sophistication and class to any space.

Because blue rugs are available in such a wide array of variations, you may want to use some filters while searching out the best fit for you so as to not be overwhelmed. If you're at a loss here are some shortcuts to get started:

  • Begin with an idea of where you'll be using your rug, that will help determine which material is the best fit
  • Decide what size blue area rug will best fit the space and narrow your search down further
  • Or opt for a shape that will add extra interest, like a square or round
  • Price options can also be filtered beginning with $200 and under

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