How a Fringed Area Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A fringed area rug can highlight your room’s decor by reinforcing the color palette, adding in your personal style, and setting the tone for the space. The key in designing any room is to look at it with a unified vision, which means that your rug and other decor all work towards the same goal: establishing a space that perfectly suits your style. When that happens, you’ll find each piece of decor shines as a part of the grander design.
Decorating With a Fringed Area Rug
Many people find fringed area rugs appealing because they’re something slightly outside the norm. The fringes can be long or short, thin or thick, and uniform or sporadic in color. You also have your pick of materials like jute, wool, leather, cotton, and others. At the end of the day, fringed area rugs are perfect for showing off your personal style and crafting a unique space.
Choosing Which Fringed Area Rug is Right for You
As you shop for a fringed rug that’s just right for you, you may be wondering how to narrow your search. Fortunately, there are some key topics you can think through and that process will help you hone in on your rug.
Position: First, look at your room and determine where you want to place a rug as it connects to your furniture and room’s footprint. These general ideas will serve to get you started.
Living Room: A large fringed area rug is ideal for resting within your main seating area. Depending on the size of the room, you can have your rug sit in front of the seats, under the front legs, or further under the chairs. If you’re looking to make a statement elsewhere in the room, you could always use a smaller fringed rug in that corner to establish a spot for your morning coffee or more intimate conversation.
Dining Room: When you add a fringed area rug to your dining room, be sure to measure out two feet extra on each side of the table so that the chairs can be comfortably pushed in and out on top of the rug.
Bedroom: Fringed area rugs are perfect for adding style to a bedroom. If your bed is centered along the primary wall, layer a rug all the way under the bed or closer to two-thirds of the way beneath it (or even closer to the foot of the bed if you want a more minimal statement). Alternatively, if your bed is off to one side of the room or against a wall, lay a rug along the side of the bed or in the middle of the room.
Kitchen: Small 2x3 or 3x5 fringed rugs are great for setting up your kitchen sink or stove as being both comfortable and stylish. You can also consider a fringed runner rug in these spaces if you have a narrow kitchen.
Bathroom: Bathrooms also benefit from these smaller sized rugs. 2x3/3x5 fringed rugs can dress up your tub, shower, or sinks, while a runner can accent a double vanity or narrow walkway.
Outdoors: Finally, there are fringed area rugs that are specifically made to work on your deck, porch, patio, or other outdoor space. Check out similar indoor areas for layout inspiration!
Size/Shape: Once your layout is decided, you can finalize the size and shape of your rug. These two facets are key in making sure your room looks visually balanced and that the size of the rug is to scale with the furniture and room itself. Shape plays into that as well, especially since the shape of the rug can impact the tone of the room. For example, a round fringed rug carries a different tone than a rectangular one, since rounded edges tend to give off a softer vibe. Ultimately, you should choose a shape that works best with your layout, since these next two areas have a bigger impact on tone.
Pattern: Fringed area rugs come in all sorts of different designs, so even if you fall into one particular style of interior design, you can find a pattern that fits that mold. Popular choices are boho, persian, shag, moroccan, modern, and so on. Look at the rest of your decor to see what sorts of shapes/imagery they feature and then choose a rug pattern that uses similar elements in its design.
Color: Color is another key aspect in determining a rug’s style. You can find neutral tones like beige, black, white, and grey in many different designs, but even the colors themselves convey a variety of tones based on how prominent the colors are and how deep they are. When you’re looking at a rug’s color palette, neutral or not, consider the tone of the colors and how those colors reinforce your room’s existing color scheme.
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