How a Red Bedroom Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A red bedroom rug can highlight your other decor in several different ways. It can further establish the room’s color palette, fit into the same style, and strike the right tone. When you focus on creating a room that is stylistically and thematically consistent, you create a space where each element shines as a larger piece of the puzzle.
Decorating With a Red Bedroom Rug
Red is a color that appears in a variety of different styles, color palettes, and tone. From primary red to rose red all the way to deep burgundy, you have your pick of shading. Then you also have options in terms of what other colors are used in the rug, what pattern they appear in, pile height, etc. To put it simply, there’s no limit to the potential of red bedroom area rugs.
Choosing Which Red Bedroom Rug is Right for You
Since there are so many options out there for red bedroom rugs, you may be feeling daunted by the prospect of finding one that’s right for you. Fortunately, these subcategories will help you find your perfect rug.
Position: One of the first steps of your search is to look at your room’s layout and determine where a rug would best fit. Each bedroom is unique, so take these general ideas as guidelines to get you started.
Central Focal Point: If your bed is centered on the middle of the wall and is the main visual interest of that room, then you can add to that focal point by layering a rug beneath the bed. Depending on the size of your room and the tone you want to set, you can lay a rug all the way under the bed, under the bottom two-thirds of it, or closer to the foot of the bed.
Center Stage: Perhaps your bed isn’t centered on a wall; maybe it’s pushed off closer to one side of the room than the other. In that case, you can use a large red bedroom rug in the middle of the space to create visual interest there and connect multiple areas of the room.
Minimal Statements: Another common scenario is to allow your natural flooring to shine and not use a large area rug. Even in these situations, you can still add rugs to the space in minimal ways, like using red runner rugs along one or both sides of the bed. In the same vein, a red runner rug can also be used by the foot of the bed.
Secondary Space: If your bedroom has a separate sitting area for morning coffee or putting on your shoes, establish that space with a smaller red bedroom rug. Layer it at least part way with the seat and side table so that the rug is physically connected to that space.
Shape/Size: Once you know your ideal layout, you can finalize the size and shape of your red bedroom area rug. There are full guides out there on choosing the right size rug for your bedroom in correlation to the size of your bed and the room itself, but the key principle is to make sure the rug isn’t too large or too small in comparison to the room itself and the furniture. Keep this in mind and it will help you establish a visually balanced room.
Pattern: Since red is such a common color in a variety of interior design styles, you have your pick of patterns and prints for red bedroom rugs. Some styles have specific patterns associated with them, such as Oriental and Persian patterns fitting well into more traditional bedrooms while rugs that feature shapes, color blocking, and abstract swirls are perfect for more modern homes. Overall, look at your existing decor and style for imagery, motifs, and tone that can carry over into the rug’s design.
Color: Even though you’ve narrowed your search to red bedroom area rugs, you still need to consider what shade(s) of red you want in the rug. Each shade conveys its own tone, so look at the options like burgundy, rusted red, primary red, and others to fit in with your room’s mood. Aside from the shades of red, look at what other colors you want in the rug and how those colors tie into the rest of the room’s color palette. That will help tie your room together and make it feel professionally designed.
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