How a Teal Living Room Rug can Highlight your Room Decor
A teal living room rug can highlight your room’s decor by either adding new colors to the space or contributing to a pre-existing color scheme. Whether your style is modern, traditional, boho, or anywhere else on the design spectrum, a teal area rug can fit into your style and revitalize your living room.
Decorating with a Teal Living Room Rug
Because teal is a popular color in many design styles, there are plenty of decorative pieces and artwork you can pair with your teal living room rug. Common accessories you can use in your living room include wall art, lamps, pillows, blankets, shelf-sitters, knick-knacks, books, and other pieces that fit in whatever theme you use in your living room.
Choosing which Teal Living Room is Right for You
When it comes time to select your teal living room area rug, there are a few different areas to consider.
Position: In the living room, area rugs are often placed directly in front of main seating, such as right in front of the sofa. However, if you have your furniture set up in a U, seating across from each other, you can also place the rug centered in those spaces to establish a larger socializing area. The rug can be placed right in front of the furniture, underneath the front two legs of the furniture, or completely underneath it. This next guideline will have an impact on how you set your rug.
Size: Once you have an idea of how you want to place your rug, narrow down your size parameters. Teal rugs come in a lot of sizes, and when you’re looking to fit one in your space, you want to consider the scale of the rug to the furniture. This simply means that the rug and furniture/fixtures look balanced with one another, and that one isn’t too large for the other. Fortunately, scale is often easy to figure out, since visually you can tell when one aspect is too large or small for the space.
Shape: The shape of the rug is another aspect to consider when finalizing how you place the rug. Standard living room rugs are often rectangular or round, but there are other teal living room rugs that are oval, square, or other shapes, including animal skins. The shape you choose can alter the mood and style of the space; rectangular rugs can sometimes come across as more traditional (although pattern plays a large part in that as well), while round rugs can convey more softness because of the gentle curves.
Pattern: The pattern in your teal living room area rug can also impact the room’s style. There are plenty of patterns that have more ornate, persian designs that fit well in elegant and traditional spaces. You can also choose a rug that has these designs, but choose a teal patterned rug that is more distressed or worn looking for farmhouse, coastal, and other more homey living rooms. Geometric shapes and more abstract patterns can fit in well with modern and contemporary design.
Shades/Pairings: Finally, the shade of teal and what other colors it's paired with is important in setting the tone and style. You’ll often find brown and teal living room rugs or ones that are teal and grey in traditional spaces. These colors will often be more muted in those scenarios, or they may be richer chocolate browns and teals. The muted teal tones often show up in more subtle spaces, whether that be farmhouse or traditional. Modern can also go either subtle or bold depending on what mood is being conveyed and what other accents are in the room. Regardless, the hues and pairings on your teal living room rug can help establish your living room’s style and set your ideal mood.
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