How a Grey and White Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A grey and white rug can highlight your room’s decor by contributing to your room’s color scheme and style. If your room has colors outside of the neutral grey and white tones, decorating with a grey and white rug can allow the other colors in the room to shine.
Decorating with a Grey and White Rug
Grey and white rugs come in many different styles and designs. This color combination may be popular with farmhouse styles, but there are plenty of other styles out there for grey and white area rugs. Whether you’re designing with a style that uses minimal color or a style that uses more hues, you can find a grey and white rug color palette and design that can fit with your design vision.
Choosing Which Grey and White Rug is Right for You
As you shop for your grey and white rug, think through the following areas to narrow your search and hone in on your perfect rug.
Position: Firstly, you should decide on your room’s layout and how the rug fits into that.Just to get you started, here are some common layouts.
Living Room: One of the most common layouts for a grey and white living room rug is to have it centered with your main seating. Depending on the living room’s size, you can either have it all the way under the furniture, under the seats’ front two legs, or directly in front of the furniture.
Dining Room: For practicality and style, center your grey and white rug under your dining room table with enough excess on the sides and ends for the chairs to sit comfortably on the rug at all times.
Bedroom: If your bed is the main focal point of the bedroom, line up your rug with your bed by centering it all the way under the bed or under the bottom two-thirds of it. If your bed is off to one side of the room, you can still center the rug in the middle of the room itself to create a focal point and path to the bed.
Kitchen: A 2x3 or 3x5 white and grey rug looks and feels great in front of sinks, stoves, or other areas where you tend to be stationary. You can even use a runner rug in galley kitchens, kitchens with an island, or other spaces where you want a pathway.
Bathroom: In your bathroom, you can place a small rug by the sink, tub, or shower, but you can also stylize with a runner in front of a double vanity.
Outdoors: White and grey rugs are available as outdoor rugs, so you can carry your style from inside to the great outdoors. For layout ideas, refer to similar indoor spaces.
Size/Shape: Once you have a layout in mind, think about how your rug will fit into that space with the rug’s size and shape. It all depends on your room’s size, but 5x7, 8x10, and 9x12 are common sizes you should consider with your main rooms, and spaces like nurseries or offices may benefit from a 4x6 white and grey rug. These rugs are also available in many shapes, from the standard round, rectangular, and runner rugs to oval, square, and many others!
Pattern: Grey and white area rugs are designed with every style in mind, so you can find a pattern or design that fits your personal flair. Some options may use geometric shapes as their primary design, while others will use Persian scrollwork and medallions in the design. When choosing a pattern, look for a design that fits into your overarching style such as a striped rug, and if possible, tie it to the other decor through similar shapes, lines, and motifs.
Color: You may have narrowed your search to a grey and white rug, but you still need to decide on how dark or bright those colors are. Plus, grey and white rugs may incorporate other colors like blue, red, browns, and so on. This is an opportunity to tie the rug's colors to the other decor and create a cohesive space through color. Even if the colors aren’t identical, look for colors that are in the same family and convey the same tone.
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