How a Grey Outdoor Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A grey outdoor rug can highlight your room’s decor by adding in a calming color as well as reinforcing the room’s color scheme, style, and tone. You can choose a simple grey rug without any pattern on it to allow other items in the room to shine, or you can look at a rug’s pattern and texture for subtle connections to the other decor and artwork. When you tie everything together thematically and stylistically, it helps make the room feel more complete and unified.
Decorating With a Grey Outdoor Rug
When you’re decorating with a grey outdoor rug, you’re not limited to using the rug outdoors. Part of what makes outdoor rugs so popular is that they are made to stand up to the outside elements, so it makes sense that if they can stand up to the great outdoors, then they can stand up to the traffic and lifestyle inside your home.
Choosing Which Grey Outdoor Rug is Right for You
As you shop for your ideal grey outdoor area rug, consider these main areas to help guide your search.
Position: One of your first steps should be to determine where you want to place your rug. There are plenty of ways to do rug layouts indoors, so for the moment, here are some ideas for placing it outside.
Main Seating: Oftentimes, grey outdoor area rugs are placed with the main seating/social area outside. Depending on the size of your deck, patio, or other outside space, you may have the rug rest entirely in front of the furniture, under their front two legs, or all the way under them.
Outdoor Dining: When it comes to setting up a dining area, it makes the most sense to center it beneath the table. To make sure it’s the right size, keep two-three feet of excess material on each side and end for the chairs to scooch in and out.
Doorways: One of the simplest ways you can decorate with a grey outdoor rug is placing it in front of or inside your doors. Not only do they serve as great doormats, but they also help carry your style throughout the adjacent spaces.
Size/Shape: Once you know your ideal layout, it’s time to think about the size and shape of your grey outdoor rug. For both, refer back to your layout and choose the size and shape that work best in that area. Common sizes for outdoor area rugs include 5x7 and 5x8, as well as 3x5 for smaller spaces. As for shapes, rectangular is a popular choice, but these rugs are also available as runners, round, oval, square, and even more. Be diligent with what shape works best in your area’s footprint, and if possible, choose a shape that conveys your desired tone. However, the shape of the rug isn’t the dominant factor in determining a rug’s style.
Pattern: The pattern of your grey outdoor rug is one of those key elements in determining the rug’s style. Some rugs will simply highlight different textures of grey, while others will display geometric shapes, oriental imagery, or stripes. These are just a few examples of patterns you’ll find, so as you shop for your ideal pattern, look for one that fits the same style as the rest of your decor and has similar shapes/motifs that connect to that decor.
Color: Aside from the rug’s pattern, the color is the biggest part of a rug’s style. Grey itself comes in many different shades, from dark slate to light grey. Outside of the actual tone of grey, look at the other colors you may want to incorporate into your rug. Grey is often combined with white, black, and other shades of grey, but aside from those neutral tones, hues like yellow, red, navy, green, gold, teal, and bright blue are other options. Choose a color palette that compliments your other decor and strikes the proper tone and style to make your space cohesive and stunning.
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