How a Pink and White Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A pink and white area rug can highlight your room’s decor by fitting into the room’s color scheme, establishing the tone, and contributing to the overarching style. When you’re decorating a room, a rug should never be an afterthought; it should be viewed as an essential connective piece in tying your room together.
Decorating With a Pink and White Rug
There are so many creative ways to design with a pink and white rug. You may be tempted to think that this a very feminine, perhaps childish, color scheme, but it can be so much more beyond that. The tones of the colors, what pattern they’re in, what other colors are in the rug, and other aspects are key in determining a rug’s style. No matter which way you lean with your personal style, you can find a pink and white rug that suits you perfectly.
Choosing Which Pink and White Rug is Right for You
As you look for that perfect rug, you may be wondering how to even begin your search. One great way to begin is to consider these key areas.
Position: One of the most important steps is to decide on your room’s layout and which area(s) would benefit most from a rug. These general layout ideas will serve to guide you through the process.
Living Room: Oftentimes, a large pink and white rug can establish your main seating area. Place a rug in the middle of the space by laying the rug in front of the seats, under their front legs, or further beneath them. Alternatively, use a smaller rug in another area to establish a coffee corner, reading nook, or miscellaneous space.
Dining Room: When it comes to dining room rugs, center them beneath the table and leave about two or three feet of excess on each side so the chairs can be comfortably moved.
Bedroom: Centering a rug with your bed is an excellent way to create a focal point. Depending on the size of the room, you may layer it far under the bed or closer to the foot of the bed (or somewhere in between, like two-thirds under the bed). If your bed is off to one side, then place a rug in the middle of the room or right along the side of the bed.
Kitchen: 2x3 or 3x5 rugs are good additions in front of a sink, stove, or other area where you tend to stand still. Consider a pink and white runner rug if you have a galley kitchen, kitchen with an island, or another area where you want to establish a comfortable path.
Bathroom: Bathrooms also use smaller rugs, but they can be placed in a few different ways. The most common placements are in front of tubs, showers, or sinks, and they typically use small 2x3 or 3x5 rugs. This is also a room where a runner rug can really add dimension to a double vanity or narrow walkway.
Outdoors: Pink and white outdoor rugs can add style to your deck, patio, porch, or other outdoor space. Whether you’re considering one for outdoor seating, dining, or another space, check out similar indoor spaces for layout ideas.
Shape/Size: Once the layout is established, choose what size and shape rug will work best in that scheme. For decorating novices and professionals alike, round and rectangular rugs are a great go-to for easy decorating and classic looks. However, there are other shapes as well if you have a unique layout or bold style. When it comes to size, look at your specific room and remember how much you want to layer it with your furniture. The size you choose shouldn’t be too large or too small, or else the room may feel imbalanced.
Pattern: Now comes the fun part of designing a room: picking a pattern. Fortunately, pink and white area rugs are available in a wide assortment of designs. Popular ones include cow prints, oriental designs, stripes, chevron, geometric patterns, and so many more. Whatever pattern you choose, make sure it goes thematically with the rest of the room and isn’t too complex or too plain for the space.
Color: Color is instrumental in determining the rug’s tone and mood. As stated earlier, not all pink and white rugs are overly feminine, although that is an option that’s great for nurseries and kids’ rooms. Look for other shades of pink like burnt pink, rose pink, and other hues to create the right mood. Also check out other colors that may appear in pink and white rugs to reinforce your color palette and set the tone.
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