How a Yellow Bedroom Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A yellow bedroom rug can highlight your room’s decor by reinforcing the color palette, accentuating your style, and setting the tone of the entire room. When you look for connective ties with your rug and your other decor, you actually highlight each element, since every piece becomes an essential part of the room’s design.
Decorating With a Yellow Bedroom Rug
Yellow is a great color to decorate with since it often adds levity and lightheartedness to whatever room it’s in. However, aside from that tone, you can find yellow bedroom area rugs that use yellow sparingly or prominently to create whatever tone you want. From mustard yellow to primary yellow all the way to gold, your choice of yellow can really help you create your personal style in your bedroom.
Choosing Which Yellow Bedroom Rug is Right for You
Each bedroom is unique, so you may be wondering how to find a yellow bedroom rug that fits your personal style and accentuates your bedding, pillows, wall art, and other decor. If you start off by considering these key topics, it’ll guide your search and help you find that perfect rug.
Position: First up, decide on your room’s layout. Once that’s established, you can decide where a rug would best fit in your space.
Central Focal Point: If your bed is the main visual interest of that room and is centered on the middle of a wall, then you can accentuate that focal point by laying 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: Another common scenario is to have your bed closer to one side of the room than the other or even have one side against a wall. In this scenario, you can use a large yellow bedroom rug in the middle of the space to create visual interest in that space and connect multiple areas of the room.
Minimal Statements: In smaller bedrooms or rooms where you want to show off natural flooring, consider using yellow runner rugs by the bed. You can use one or two to line the sides of the bed or place one right along the foot of the bed.
Secondary Space: If you have a separate area for sitting, reading, or drinking your morning coffee, use a yellow bedroom rug to establish that area. Layer the rug at least part way beneath the furniture so that all the pieces are connected.
Shape/Size: Now that you’ve considered the room’s layout, you can decide what shape and size rug would best fit in your space. The most common shapes to work with are rectangular, round, and runner, although there are other options out there too for uniquely shaped rooms or unique styling. As for size, that will vary depending on how much you layer it with the furniture and the overall size of the room, but popular sizes include 6x9, 8x10, and 9x12. Even smaller rugs like 4x6 and 5x7 rugs have a place in the bedroom, so don’t rule anything out just because of what’s standard; measure your room to see what size is perfect for your scenario.
Pattern: Yellow is a color that appears in many different styles, so you’ll find yellow bedroom area rugs appear in a wide array of patterns and designs. Patterns range from contemporary, abstract designs to vintage tilework and oriental prints. The key in choosing a pattern is to look at your existing decor for any imagery, motifs, and overarching style that can carry over into your rug. Following those guidelines will help ensure your room feels cohesive.
Color: Yellow is one of those colors that creates a different tone based on how prominent it is and what shade it is. Yellows that lean more into gold tones can feel rich and regal while primary yellows can feel simple and joyful. Outside of the shades of yellow, you need to consider what other colors are in your rug. Just about any color can pair well with yellow, so palettes out there include neutral tones like grey and beige as well as other colors like blue, green, etc. Ultimately, your rug’s color palette should connect to the rest of the room’s color scheme through similar use of color and tone.
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