How a Rectangular Blue Area Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A rectangular blue rug can highlight your room’s decor by working together with each decorative element towards one goal. For example, if you’re looking to create a room that is upscale coastal, then your rug can use similar motifs, color palette, and tone to the decor. When your rug and decor are unified in those three areas, then you can create a space that feels whole and intentionally designed.
Decorating With a Rectangular Blue Area Rug
Blue is a common color in a variety of interior design styles, which is why decorating with a rectangular blue area rug is a common choice in a ton of different homes. Since it is such a popular, solid choice, you’ll find these rugs come in a variety of color palettes, pile heights, patterns, sizes, and fabrics. Each of these elements give you the freedom to choose a rug that’s perfect for you and your style.
Choosing Which Rectangular Blue Area Rug is Right for You
There are so many options out there that you may be wondering how to narrow your search and find a rug that’s just right for you. One way to go about it is to consider these key areas.
Position: First up, determine the layout of your room and where you’d like to place a rug. These general ideas will serve to get you started.
Living Room: To establish your main seating area, center a rug within that space. You have the option of setting the rug in front of the seats, under their front legs, or further beneath the chairs if the room is larger. Another option is to use a smaller blue rug elsewhere to set up a separate seating area.
Dining Room: When you’re adding a rug to your dining room, measure the size of your table and then add an extra three or four feet. That way, when the rug is centered beneath the table, you’ll have about two feet of excess on each side for the chairs to be pushed in and out.
Bedroom: If your bed is a central focal point in the room, you can add to that by layering a rug under the bed. Even if your bed isn’t centered along a wall, you still can use a rug in the room. In those scenarios, try centering a rug in the middle of the room itself, along the side of the bed, or in a smaller area for morning coffee, reading, or some other purpose.
Kitchen: 2x3 or 3x5 rectangular blue rugs are often used in front of kitchen sinks or stoves. Otherwise, use a rectangular blue runner rug in a narrow area created by cabinetry or an island.
Bathroom: Bathrooms will use smaller rugs as well, but they’re not limited to being placed in front of a sink. Those small 2x3 and 3x5 rugs are also ideal in front of a tub or shower. Runners too have their place in a bathroom inside a narrow pathway or in front of a double vanity.
Outdoors: Rectangular outdoor rugs are common in outdoor spaces too, so you can dress up any spaces on your patio, porch, or deck. Check out similar indoor spaces for layout inspiration.
Shape/Size: Once the layout is set, take a moment to evaluate whether a rectangular shape is best or not. Assuming that it is, then it’s time to consider the size of your rug. The specific size will depend on how much you’re layering it with your furniture and the size of your room, but check out popular sizes like 5x7, 6x7, 8x10, and 9x12. Don’t be afraid to measure it out to see what size will fit best!
Pattern: Looking at patterns is both fun and daunting. There are so many choices out there like persian, oriental, boho, modern, and others. To help you find a pattern that’s right for you, look at your existing decor for any imagery, motifs, or shapes that the rug can connect to. If you’re starting from scratch, look at examples of your favorite style and find a pattern that conveys the right tone and style.
Color: Even though you’ve narrowed your search to rectangular blue area rugs, there are still facets of color to consider. What shade(s) of blue do you want? What other colors do you want incorporated into the rug? What tone do you want those colors to create? The answers to those questions pertain specifically to you and your home, so there is no right or wrong--just fun ways to create your style!
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