How a Sheepskin Area Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A sheepskin area rug can highlight your room’s decor by contributing to the color scheme, reinforcing the room’s style, and creating a soft and warm vibe for the space. It can keep a more rigid space from feeling too cold, and it can also reinforce a homey style in a room where other soft fabrics and materials are already incorporated.
Decorating With a Sheepskin Area Rug
Sheepskin rugs are made to be ultra plush and comfortable, which makes them ideal for any room you want to feel more cozy. These rugs are particularly popular in Scandinavian and rustic chic homes, but even if you’re blending different styles, you can use a sheepskin area rug to bridge the gap between styles and bring in that cozy texture.
Choosing Which Sheepskin Area Rug is Right for You
As you look for your ideal sheepskin area rug, consider these key areas.
Position: One of your first steps should be to determine the room’s layout and where the rug fits into it.
Living Room: If you’re looking to dress up your main seating area, you may place a large sheepskin rug right in the middle of that space. You’ll often lay the rug right in front of the seats or under their front two legs; since the rug is so plush, you don’t want to lay it too far beneath the furniture. Another option is to use a small rug elsewhere in the room to set up a small seating area for coffee or reading.
Bedroom: The placement of your sheepskin area rug in the bedroom depends largely on who you’re furnishing the room for. If it’s a nursery or child’s room, you’ll likely place the rug in the middle of the room itself, in front of the crib, or along a bed so that it can also serve as a soft play area. In teens/adult rooms, you have the option of placing a sheepskin runner along the bed, but you can also lay it along the foot of the bed as a stunning statement.
Shape/Size: Once you know where you want to place the rug, it’s time to finalize the size and shape of the sheepskin area rug. For smaller accents, you may consider a 2x3 or 3x5 sheepskin rug, while large sizes of 5x7 and 8x10 are perfect for making big statements. When you’re thinking about size and shape, remember that your sheepskin rug may not be a perfect rectangle or circle; it will likely be in the shape of an animal hide, which presents different opportunities for layout and overlapping with furniture.
Color: Finally, you have the choice of what color sheepskin area rug you want to use in your room. While the natural white tones are gorgeous and perfect for scandinavian or rustic homes, you can add some personal flair with rugs that are yellow, pink, blue, or some other hue. In some cases, these rugs will be real sheepskin that is dyed, while in other cases the rugs will be faux sheepskin. Whatever your ultimate goal is stylistically, choose a color that connects to the room’s color palette and conveys the proper tone.
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