How a Red and Grey Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A red and grey rug can highlight your room’s decor by furthering the room’s style, contributing to the color palette, and setting the tone. Whether you start designing your room with a rug first or are adding it in last, it can serve as the connective element that ties all the room’s theming and style together.
Decorating With a Red and Grey Rug
Both red and grey are popular colors in a variety of interior design styles. This means that you have hundreds of options of which rug will fit into your style. Are you looking for something subdued and calming, or something bright and eclectic? By carefully choosing a pattern, color scheme, pile height, and shape, you can decorate with a red and grey area rug that perfectly conveys your style.
Choosing Which Red and Grey Rug is Right for You
As you look through a wide array of red and grey rugs, you may be wondering how to find one that speaks specifically to you. Well, one of the first ways to do that is to think through these very important parameters.
Position: Early on, you should decide on your room’s layout and where exactly you’ll be placing the rug. These general ideas will get you started.
Living Room: Center a large red and grey rug with your main seating area to establish that as the spot to hang out and socialize. Depending on the size of the room, you can place the rug in front of the seats, under their front legs, or further beneath them. You can also use a smaller rug elsewhere in the room to establish a smaller seating area.
Dining Room: To create a balanced dining room, center your table on your rug. Leave about two or three feet of excess on each side so the chairs can comfortably be moved.
Bedroom: If your bed is centered in the room, you can turn it into a true focal point with a stylish red and grey rug either all the way under the bed, under the bottom two-thirds of it, or closer to the foot of the bed. Alternatively, if your bed is off to one side or against a wall, center a rug in the middle of the room.
Kitchen: Small rugs that are 2x3 or 3x5 are great at establishing your sink or stove as both comfortable and stylish. If your kitchen has narrow spaces, you can always accentuate it with a red and grey runner rug instead!
Bathroom: Those smaller rugs can establish a sink in the bathroom too, but you can use similarly sized rugs by a tub or shower as well. Runners are also versatile enough to dress up your vanity area or establish a path.
Outdoors: Red and grey is a great color scheme for outdoor spaces as well, so check out red and grey outdoor rugs for your patio, deck, or other outdoor space. Look at similar indoor spaces for layout ideas.
Size/Shape: Next up, consider what size and shape rug will work best in that layout. Small sizes have been listed above, but for medium to large spaces, look at 5x7, 5x8, 8x10, and 9x12 rugs. When determining what size is best for your room, be sure that the rug won’t be too large or too small for the space. Also consider what shape works best in your room and that layout. The standard options of rectangular, round, and runner are easy to work with, but you may benefit from looking at square, oval, or other shapes if you have a unique footprint or just want to do something different.
Pattern: Since red and grey area rugs are available in so many different styles, suffice to say that there are plenty of patterns to choose from. Some popular designs like oriental, persian, geometric, and stripes are versatile enough to fit into several styles or act as a bridge between styles. Choose a pattern that not only expresses your personal style, but also choose one that connects to the rest of the decor thematically.
Color: Red and grey are two colors that come in many different shades. Aside from that, consider which color you want to be most prominent in the design and what other colors you want incorporated into the pattern. The rug’s color palette is a great way to establish an entire room’s color scheme, or if you already have your scheme, it’s a perfect way to tie it all together.
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