How a Polypropylene Area Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A polypropylene area rug can highlight your room’s overarching style, color palette, and theme. When you focus on finding a rug that connects to your room’s decor through those three areas, you don’t have to be afraid of your rug taking away from the decor--it’s quite the opposite! By establishing those ties, you actually allow each piece to shine as a piece of the grander scheme.
Decorating With a Polypropylene Area Rug
There are so many different types of rugs out there that you may be wondering why a polypropylene area rug is the right one for you. Well, for starters, these rugs are available in every interior design style. They’re also soft, comfortable, and highly stain resistant. Because of that, these rugs are popular choices for both indoor and outdoor spaces.
Choosing Which Polypropylene Area Rug is Right for You
As you look for the rug that’s perfect for you and your needs, think through these key areas.
Position: One of your first steps should be to establish your room’s layout and decide on how your rug fits into that scheme. These ideas will serve to get you started.
Living Room: Ground your main seating area by centering a rug within that space. Depending on the size of your room, you may place the rug in front of the seats, under their front legs, or all the way beneath them. Alternatively, you can use a smaller polypropylene rug in another part of the living room to establish a separate seating area.
Dining Room: The most common dining room layout is to center your rug beneath the table. Leave about two or three feet of excess rug on each side of the table so you can comfortably move the chairs.
Bedroom: If your bed is a central focal point in the room, you can reinforce it by layering a rug with the bed. Common layouts include laying the rug all the way under the bed, under the bottom two-thirds of it, or closer to the bed. Another idea is to have your bed against a wall or off to one side and center a rug in the middle of the bedroom.
Kitchen: Since they’re so durable, 2x3 and 3x5 polypropylene rugs are perfect for in front of the kitchen sink. Runners are another great option for galley kitchens or narrow passageways.
Bathroom: Bathrooms will use similarly sized rugs to the kitchen. The small rugs can be placed by tubs, showers, or sinks, and runners can be utilized in front of a double vanity or in a narrow path.
Outdoors: As stated earlier, polypropylene area rugs are a popular material for outdoor rugs because of their durability, so you can decorate your deck, patio, or porch without worries! For layout ideas, look at similar indoor spaces.
Size/Shape: After your layout is set, finalize the size and shape of your rug. The most common shapes to work with are round, rectangular, and runner, but you can choose whatever shape works best for your layout and with your style. As for size, smaller ones have been recommended above, but other sizes like 5x7, 8x10, and 9x12 are another range that are used in a variety of larger rooms. No matter what size you pick, make sure it won’t be too large or too small in comparison to the room size and furniture.
Pattern: The design/pattern of the rug is instrumental in deciding what interior design style your rug falls into. Some designs like oriental, persian, and geometric are versatile enough to fit into several different styles. The key in choosing patterns is to make sure it fits with your style and the style of the rest of the decor. Within that, make sure the design isn’t too overwhelming or too subdued for that space.
Color: Like pattern, color is key in determining what style the rug falls into. It’s not just the matter of the color itself; it’s the intensity of the colors and how they’re used in the rug’s scheme. Even popular colors like black, white, blue, and red have varying tones depending on how bright they are, how prominent they are, and what other colors are used in the scheme. Keep this in mind as you look for a rug’s color palette to fit in with your existing decor or set the entire room’s color scheme.
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