How a Recycled Outdoor Area Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A recycled outdoor area rug can highlight the rest of your decor by fitting into the same color palette, conveying the area’s style, and setting the tone. A rug should never take away from your accents; it should draw attention to them because it reinforces the theming and style that they set. The key of any space is to make all the items work together, and when you accomplish that, you can create a masterfully designed area.
Decorating With a Recycled Outdoor Area Rug
When you’re decorating with a recycled outdoor rug, you’re not sacrificing quality or beauty. In fact, these eco-friendly rugs are often extra durable and perfect for your outdoor spaces or indoor areas where you have high foot traffic. The rugs are also beautiful and come in a wide array of designs and color palettes as well as materials like plastic, PET fibers, and others. Some rugs are even reversible! At the end of the day, recycled outdoor area rugs are practical, durable, and beautiful, so using one in your outdoor space is a wise move all around.
Choosing Which Recycled Outdoor Area Rug is Right for You
As you shop for a recycled outdoor area rug that’s perfect for your lifestyle, consider these key areas.
Position: Even though outdoor rugs can be used indoors as well, let’s take a few moments and focus on all the possibilities within outdoor areas. These ideas will guide you in choosing a specific placement for your area rug.
Main Seating: When you want to establish an outdoor seating area, you’ll likely center a larger area rug in the middle of that space. You have options as to whether the rug is in front of the seats, just under the front legs, or further under the chairs/extending behind them.
Side Seating: Perhaps you want to establish a smaller, more intimate spot for morning coffee, reading a book, or socializing with one or two other people. In that case, definitely have at least one leg of the furniture overlap with the rug so that the area is tied together.
Dining: Outdoor dining tables can be grounded with a large recycled area rug beneath the table. When you measure it out, leave about two or three feet of extra rug on each side and end for the chairs. That will give you enough space to move the chairs and show off the rug’s design.
Small Accents: If you want to make a smaller statement, use a 2x3 or 3x5 recycled rug right by a doorway. Otherwise, you could also consider a recycled runner rug to set up a path and provide style.
Shape/Size: Now that you’ve decided where to place your rug, you can finalize the size and shape of your recycled outdoor area rug. The most common shapes are rectangular, round, and runner, but there are other shapes out there if you have a unique area or just want to style it differently from the norm. As for size, smaller sizes have been recommended above, but for medium to large spaces, check out 5x7, 6x9, 8x10, and 9x12 rugs. Remember, the size of your rug will depend on how you plan on layering it with the furniture.
Pattern: There’s no limit to the designs and styles that recycled outdoor rugs come in. You can find basic stripes, abstract patterns, geometric prints, aztec designs, oriental medallions, and so many others so you can create a space that shows off your personal style. If you need inspiration in choosing a pattern, look at your existing decor for any shapes, imagery, or motifs that can carry over into the rug. If you’re starting from scratch, look at examples of your favorite styles and choose a pattern that fits that style.
Color: Your rug’s color palette is key in setting the tone and fitting in with the rest of your color scheme. Make sure the colors you choose convey the same tone as the other decor and have similar colors; that will ensure that your rug doesn’t feel like an afterthought. With that sort of intentionality, you can craft a space that feels cohesive and beautiful.
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