How a Purple and Grey Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A purple and grey rug can highlight your room’s decor in several key areas. When you look at your wall art, poufs, pillows, and other decor, look for any imagery or shapes that can be mimicked in the rug’s design. Aside from that, work in a color palette that connects and conveys the same tone and style to create a room where both the rug and decor can shine.
Decorating With a Purple and Grey Rug
Purple is an extremely versatile color that can convey a variety of tones. Whether you’re looking to decorate a room that is overtly feminine or you just want a touch of luxury and color, a purple and grey rug can meet your styling needs. Aside from the color tones, purple and grey area rugs are available in different patterns, finishes, fabrics, pile heights, and other facets so you truly can find your perfect rug.
Choosing Which Purple and Grey Rug is Right for You
As you shop for a rug that’s right for you, consider these important areas.
Position: Early on, it’s vital to determine your room’s layout and how the rug will fit into that space. These general ideas will serve to steer you in the right direction.
Living Room: A purple and grey area rug can really ground your main seating area when it’s centered in that space. Layer it in front of the seats, under their front legs, or further under them if the room is big enough.
Dining Room: When you add a rug to your dining room, center it under the table and be sure to leave about two or three feet of extra rug on each side so the chairs can be comfortably moved.
Bedroom: If your bed is a central focal point in the room, you can center a rug beneath the bed by laying it all the way under the bed, under the bottom two-thirds of it, or closer to the foot of the bed. If your bed is off to the side or up against a wall, you can center a rug in the middle of the room to connect multiple areas and add visual interest to that space.
Kitchen: Use 2x3 or 3x5 rugs in front of your kitchen sink or stove to add comfort and style to those spaces. If you have a galley kitchen or a kitchen with an island, then you can use a purple and grey runner rug to establish a path and provide comfort to those stationary spots.
Bathroom: Bathrooms will also use those smaller rugs, but they are used in several ways. 2x3 and 3x5 rugs work well in front of tubs, showers, or sinks while runners are ideal in front of a double vanity or in a narrow path.
Outdoors: You can add style to your deck, porch, patio, or other outside space with a purple and grey outdoor rug. Check out similar indoor spaces for layout guidelines.
Shape/Size: The next step is to finalize the size and shape of your rug. With both of these aspects, it’s essential to look at your specific room and how you plan on placing your rug. How you layer it with the furniture will affect the size of the rug and impact which shape works best in that area. These are two vital areas, so take the time to think through them carefully!
Pattern: The designs in your rug’s pattern are instrumental in setting the rug’s style and tone. Some prints are versatile, such as oriental and persian prints working in homes that are upscale as well as more casual homes. Even geometric designs work well in both modern and boho spaces. The key in choosing a pattern is to look at your existing decor for inspiration and make sure your pattern fits with your desired style and tone.
Color: Narrowing your search to purple and grey rugs definitely helps hone in your search, but that’s not the end of it. Consider the shades of purple and grey you want in the rug and determine which color you want to be most prominent (or if you want them balanced). Plus, there are often other colors included in the pattern like black, white, pink, green, and others. Your rug’s color palette should ultimately connect to the rest of the room and be consistent with tone.
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