How a Teal and Cream Rug can Highlight your Room Decor
Teal and cream is a match made in heaven; whether you’re looking for a rug that has bold teal tones or something more subtle, a teal and cream rug can highlight your room’s decor by fitting into the room’s overall tone and style.
Decorating with a Teal and Cream Rug
Teal and cream rugs come in a bunch of different patterns and hues, so they can fit into a variety of different interior design styles. The color palette of the rug and its patterns can inspire the decor you pair with it; for example, rugs that show off geometric shapes and aztec patterns can connect to artwork that shows the same motifs. Or you can connect the colors of the rug to the accessories around the room. Fortunately, teal and cream rugs are easy to accessorize with and fit into a bunch of different styles.
Choosing which Teal and Cream is Right for You
There are so many different teal and cream rugs, you may not know where to begin your search. Fortunately, there are several areas you can think through to help guide your search and steer you towards your perfect rug.
Position/Size: The first step is to determine the layout of the room and how it relates to the furniture. There are several ways to go about it, but take the following as guidelines and advice to steer you in the right direction.
Living Rooms: In living rooms, rugs are often centered with the main seatings. The rug can rest either completely in front of the furniture, under its front two legs, or completely beneath the furniture if the room is large enough.
Dining Rooms: A teal and cream rug can be the perfect accent to sit beneath a dining room table. Just be sure that there’s enough room on all the sides for the chairs to sit comfortably in all positions.
Bedroom: If the bed is centered in the middle of the room, the rug is often centered beneath it. The rug can rest 100% under the bed or under the bottom ? of it. However, if your bed is pushed off to one side, you can still center a rug in the middle of the bedroom itself.
Kitchen: A teal and cream runner works well in galley kitchens or kitchens that have an island. From a practical standpoint, a 2x3 rug also fits well in front of the sink or anywhere else you tend to stand still.
Bathrooms: 2x3 rugs fit naturally in front of bathroom sinks or by sinks and showers. Runners also work in narrow pathways or in front of a double vanity.
Outdoors: Teal and blue rugs are also available as outdoor area rugs, so consider carrying your color scheme and style to your outdoor spaces as well. Follow the guidelines for living rooms and dining rooms for your respective areas outdoors.
Shape: Teal and cream rugs come in the standard round and rectangular shapes, but there are other choices too. Deciding in the shape of the rug can help immensely with oddly shaped rooms and spaces. On the flip side, choosing a rug with a unique shape may set your room apart and add in some unique flair.
Pattern: Because teal and cream are common colors in so many styles, you’ll find that teal and cream area rugs show off a huge amount of patterns. Each interior design style has patterns that fit best with them, such as Oriental and Persian rugs fitting in with elegant or traditional homes. In your research, look into your interior design style and see what sorts of patterns and designs are prevalent in that design. You don’t need to find an exact match to the rug in those photos, but do find a rug that conveys a similar tone and mood.
Colors: Finally, the color palette is a huge factor in the rug’s style. Teal and cream area rugs can be bright and vibrant or subdued and homey. Plus, they may not be the only two colors present in that rug’s design. Once again, look at the style you love and think about the feelings it evokes. If your design style is to make loud, bold statements, then choose colors that fit that description. If you want your home to feel more relaxed and subtle, then choose a muted color palette. There’s no one right way to stylize a home, so choose a rug that speaks to you and your style instead of pursuing an exact replication of something you saw in a magazine.
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