How a Grey Round Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A grey round rug can highlight your room’s decor by reinforcing the room’s style, contributing to the color palette, and setting the tone. Another way you can really tie the rug to the decor is to look at the rug’s pattern for imagery, shapes, or motifs that can carry throughout the room. When you look for thematic elements like these, you really connect each part of the room and allow each to have their moment to shine as a part of the grander scheme.
Decorating With a Grey Round Rug
Decorating with a round grey rug gives you some different perks from the standard rectangular or runner shapes. Because of their rounded shape, they don’t have any rigid corners. This may seem obvious, but what’s less obvious is how that softness can impact the tone of the room. Plus, a round rug may fit in better with your furniture and layout. Regardless, there are plenty of reasons why decorating with a grey round rug is a great way to style a room.
Choosing Which Grey Round Rug is Right for You
As you look for a grey round area rug that’s right for you and your home, you may be wondering where to even begin your search. Thinking through these key topics will help guide you along the way.
Position: First, you should decide your room’s layout and how the rug fits into that. Of course, each room is unique, so take these general guidelines as starting points.
Living Room: Grey round rugs often show up two ways in living rooms: with a main seating area or in another smaller area (reading nook, coffee corner, or miscellaneous space). In both cases, you have the option of having the rug in front of the seats, under the front legs, or further beneath the chairs.
Bedroom: You may place a large grey round rug under the bottom portion of a bed, in the middle of the bedroom, or in another side area similar to the living room spaces.
Dining Room: With dining room rugs, you typically want them to be the same or similar shape to the table. Center the table in the middle of the rug and then leave about two-three feet of excess on each side for the chairs to be pushed in and out.
Kitchen/Bathroom: Both of these spaces have pretty set layouts with their permanent fixtures. If you have an open floor plan in either space, consider filling it with a round grey rug.
Outdoors: You can add to your patio, deck, or porch with an outdoor grey round rug. For layout ideas, look at similar indoor spaces.
Size: Once you know your ideal setup, finalize the size of your rug. This will highly depend on if you plan on having overlap with furniture or not and the size of the room itself. No matter the case, make sure that the rug is to scale--that is, it doesn’t look too large or too small for the room. Don’t be afraid to get out the measuring tape to see what size will fit best.
Pattern/Finish: The rug’s design plays a big role in setting the tone and style, but so does the rug’s finish. Different materials like jute, wool, cotton, and other fabrics each have their own pros and cons as well as different heights and comfort levels. Some finishes, like shag, may either show off a design or simply use the height as the prominent feature. And then there are others that are braided, hand-woven, multiple pile heights, and so on. With both the pattern and the finish, make sure that they fit the room’s style and convey the proper tone.
Color: Grey comes in a variety of tones, and each one conveys its own mood. Slate grey, for example, creates a different mood than stone grey or light grey. Then there are often other colors in the rug’s design, including blue, pink, red, white, beige, and so on. When choosing a color palette for your grey round area rug, make sure the colors line up with the other decor and they create the same mood.
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