A grey living room rug can accentuate your room’s decor by contributing to the room’s overall color scheme, design style, and tone. You can obviously tie the rug’s color to the other decorative elements in the room, but you can also look at the design of the rug for shapes, icons, and motifs that connect to the pillows, wall art, and other decorative elements with similar images, lines, or tones. When you design with the whole picture in mind and tie it all together, you allow each decorative element to shine.
Decorating With a Grey Living Room Rug
Grey is a popular color with farmhouse style in particular, but you’ll find that grey living room rugs come in many different patterns, shapes, and styles so that no matter what style you’re pursuing, you can find a grey living room area rug that fits your personal mold.
Choosing Which Grey Living Room Rug is Right for You
When you’re looking for your perfect grey living room rug, think through these key areas and you’ll be able to buy with confidence.
Position: Early on in the process, you should decide on the room’s layout and where the rug fits into that. There are no set rules on rug layout, but there are some standard ways that can serve as a guide. The rug is often 5x7, 8x10, or 9x12 depending on how large the room is and how/if the furniture overlaps with the rug. In large, open rooms, you may place the rug all the way under the furniture. In other sizes, you may place the front legs of the furniture on it or have the rug centered in front of the seats.
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 living room, although if you’re using a rug to establish a separate seating area, you may benefit from a smaller 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 living room area rugs come in many different styles, so you can decorate with your personal flair. Oriental and Persian patterns are common patterns used in vintage, farmhouse, and traditional homes, but you can also find patterns that use geometric shapes and fit into modern homes. Look at your favorite style, the icons/motifs/shapes associated with it, and find a pattern that includes not only those items, but one that also conveys your desired tone.
Color: Grey living room rugs oftentimes are not solely grey; other popular combinations include grey and white, blue and grey, black and grey, grey and yellow, and other combos. The colors themselves aren’t the only factor to think through; you should look at the intensity of those colors and what mood they create. Dark, rich colors may not work in vintage or rustic homes, for example, but distressed hues would.
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