How a Grey 5x7 Area Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A grey 5x7 rug can highlight your room’s decor by reinforcing the room’s color palette, defining the tone, and adding to the room’s style. Rugs should work in tandem with the decor to create a room with unified style and tone, and connecting the rug to the decor through those three areas is an effective way to do just that.
Decorating With a Grey 5x7 Area Rug
Since grey is a popular color in a variety of interior design styles, you’ll find that grey 5x7 area rugs come in all sorts of patterns, designs, and color palettes. When you’re decorating with a grey rug, look at the unique elements of the rug such as the pattern, color palette, pile height, and shape to determine what will best fit into your room.
Choosing Which Grey 5x7 Area Rug is Right for You
There’s a lot that goes into finding the perfect rug, especially since there are so many options out there for grey 5x7 area rugs. If you start by thinking through these key areas, you’ll be well on your way to finding the rug that’s right for you.
Position: First, determine your room’s layout and where the rug will fit into that. Each room is unique, so take these general ideas as guidelines to get you started.
Living Room: In the living room rugs of this size are typically used with your main seating area, and when it is there, you have the choice of having the rug entirely in front of the furniture or under their front legs.
Bedroom: In smaller bedrooms, center a 5x7 grey area rug under the bed by placing it 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 or right along one side of the bed.
Kitchen: If you have an open kitchen, a grey 5x7 rug may be the perfect fit in the middle of the room.
Office: This size rug is great for offices and can be placed under a main desk or elsewhere to establish a seating area for guests/clients.
Outdoors: If you’re looking to dress up a porch, patio, or deck, consider using a grey 5x7 outdoor rug. For layout ideas, look at similar indoor spaces.
Size/Shape: Once you know your layout, finalize the size and shape. You may have narrowed your search to 5x7 rugs, but now’s a good time to reevaluate and make sure that’s truly the best size for that room. As for shape, you have the standard options of oval and rectangular, but there are other choices as well for rooms with unique footprints.
Pattern: Since grey does show up in many styles, it’s key to find a pattern that fits into yours. Each style has certain designs associated with it, such as geometric rugs often fitting into modern homes and oriental, persian patterns adorning traditional spaces. Look at examples of your favorite style and look at your existing decor for direction on what pattern would work best for you. If you can, find similar shapes and motifs within the rug’s pattern and the other decor to tie it all together thematically and stylistically.
Color: Narrowing your search to grey 5x7 area rugs does help limit your search, but you still need to consider a few things with color. First, what shade of grey do you want to be most prominent? The shade will affect the tone of the rug. For example, light grey sets a very different tone than slate grey. Then there’s the matter of deciding what other colors pop up in the rug. You may find colors like white, black, red, coral, teal, orange, yellow, gold, and many others in the rug’s color palette. You can choose a rug’s palette based on your existing color scheme or design a room from the ground up and start with the rug to determine the whole room’s scheme.
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