A vinyl rug can highlight your room’s decor by using the same color palette, reinforcing the room’s style, and helping to set the tone. The key to designing a room is to look at it as a whole and plan so that each item plays a role in the room’s overarching theme and style. That’s how you can tie your rug to the decor and allow each element to bounce off one another.
Decorating With a Vinyl Rug
Many people decorate with vinyl rugs in rooms where they’re concerned about messes and general wear and tear. Aside from how practical they are, they’re also comfortable, durable, stylish, and available in a wide array of different designs and color palettes. All this goes to show just how many options are out there for vinyl rugs and how you can find one that’s perfect for you.
Choosing Which Vinyl Rug is Right for You
As you shop for your perfect vinyl area rug, think through these important topics.
Position: First up, it’s important to look at your room’s layout and decide where you want to put your vinyl area rug. Each room is unique, but these general ideas will steer you in the right direction.
Kitchen: 2x3 and 3x5 vinyl rugs are often used in front of kitchen sinks or stoves. Aside from that, vinyl runner rugs can cover the same territory, create a path, and add some extra style to those spaces.
Bathroom: Bathrooms also tend to use smaller vinyl rugs in front of tubs, showers, or sinks. Aside from that, you can also use a vinyl runner rug in a pathway into the room or in front of a double vanity.
Entryway: 2x3 vinyl rugs are great for doormats, since they’re moisture resistant, easy to clean, and are available with non-slip backing. If your rug doesn’t come with non-slip backing or you just want extra comfort, look at a vinyl rug pad.
Outdoors: Because of how durable and stylish they are, vinyl outdoor rugs are a great option for a deck, patio, porch, or any other space where you’re concerned enough to place a durable rug. They can be used in the small ways as doormats and pathways or you can use large vinyl area rugs to establish outdoor seating areas and/or an outdoor dining set.
Size/Shape: Once you decide on where you want to place your vinyl rug, you can finalize the size and shape of it. Both of these aspects depend on the size of the room and if you’re layering the rug with the furniture. Typically, vinyl rugs are rectangular, round, or runner, but there are other choices out there for uniquely shaped rooms or unique styling. As for size, some smaller ones have been recommended above, but for medium to large spaces, look at 5x7, 8x10, and 9x12 rugs.
Pattern: Vinyl area rugs come in many different designs, so your rug can be both practical and perfectly tailored to your space. Choices range from options like Moroccan and Persian prints to abstract designs and anywhere in between. When you choose a design, look at your existing decor for any shapes and imagery that can tie the rug and decor together thematically and stylistically.
Color: The color palettes available in vinyl area rugs are as expansive as the different patterns and designs. There are classic combinations like black and white, blue and tan, and too many others to list. The key in choosing your rug’s color palette is to make sure it falls into the same color scheme as the rest of the room and conveys the same tone.
Frequently Asked Questions about Vinyl Rugs
Are rugs made of vinyl a good choice?
Vinyl rugs are excellent choices for high traffic areas as dirt and grime can be easily cleaned.
Are vinyl rugs durable?
Vinyl rugs are incredibly resistant to wear and tear in even the highest traffic areas.
Where should you place a vinyl rug?
Due to their resilience and easy maintenance, vinyl rugs are best used in high traffic areas such as kitchens, living rooms and dining rooms.
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