A grey jute rug can highlight your room’s decor by contributing to the room’s color scheme, establishing the style, and creating the mood. A rug should never take away from the decor; it should complement the decor through these key areas so that all the pieces in the room work together to establish one cohesive space.
Decorating With a Grey Jute Rug
Some people associate jute with being rough or coarse, but jute can actually be a very soft and comfortable material! Plus, it comes in many designs from solid colors to detailed patterns. Your grey jute rug can be practical, stylish, and comfortable all at the same time, so if you want a rug to make a statement, go with a grey jute area rug.
Choosing Which Grey Jute Rug is Right for You
There are so many options out there for grey jute rugs that you may be wondering where to start. Before you get too far into the process, consider these key areas.
Position: First, determine the room’s layout and where you want to place the rug within that. Each room is unique in its footprint and furniture layout, so take these general guidelines as starting points.
Living Room: Oftentimes, rugs will be centered with the main seating area. You can have the rug overlap with the furniture by sitting far beneath it or under the front legs. Another option is to have it rest in front of the furniture, although you may want to place a coffee table atop it so that the rug isn’t “floating.”
Dining Room: For both practicality and style, it’s best to place a rug centered beneath the table. Measure two to three feet of excess on each side so the chairs can be comfortably pushed in and out.
Bedroom: If your bed is the main focal point of the room, center your grey jute rug beneath the bed. Depending on the size of the bed and the room, you may have the rug go 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 one side or against a wall, try centering a rug in the middle of the room itself.
Kitchen: 2x3 and 3x5 jute rugs work well in kitchens when they’re placed by a sink or stove. If you have a galley kitchen or kitchen with an island, use a grey jute runner to establish a pathway and rest in front of those stations where you tend to be standing still.
Bathroom: Bathrooms also benefit from 2x3 and 3x5 rugs in front of sinks, but they also fit in front of a tub or shower. Plus, you can fill a pathway or establish a double-vanity with a runner rug.
Outdoors: Jute is a durable material, and that makes it a common material for outdoor rugs. Grey jute rugs can be used indoors or out, and in those outdoor spaces, you have similar layout opportunities to their indoor counterparts.
Shape/Size: Once you know your ideal layout, think about the size and shape for the grey jute rug. Both are highly dependent on your room size and furniture, but popular sizes for the larger rooms described above are 5x7, 8x10, and 9x12. Otherwise, look at all the other options or a custom rug. As for shape, rectangular, round, and runner are the most common three, but there are other options too that can meet your personal needs.
Pattern: Grey jute rugs are available in every style, which means there’s a variety of patterns to choose from. Some will be plain and only feature texture while others will include oriental designs, geometric patterns, and other imagery. Look at your existing decor as a guide for what pattern you choose; this will help you determine how busy the rug’s pattern should be and give you the opportunity to connect everything thematically.
Color: You may have narrowed your search to grey jute area rugs, but you still need to determine what shade of grey you want it to be and what other colors should be incorporated into the rug. Some tints of grey may lean into dark slate while others will appear blue-grey. And then other colors may show up in the pattern like white, red, green, and so many more. Choose a color palette that goes with your room’s decor and furniture, but also make sure that the rug’s color palette conveys the same tone and style as the rest of the room.
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