How a Rectangular Washable Rug Can Highlight your Room Decor
Rectangular washable rugs come in all sizes and styles, so you can choose a rug that truly fits your style and needs when you’re decorating your home. It can complement your room by contributing to a pre-existing color scheme, serve as the inspiration for the room’s palette, establish a motif or style, and so much more.
Decorating with a Rectangular Washable Rug
When you decorate with a rectangular washable rug, you can use it in any part of the home, whether it’s a high-traffic area or not. Not only are machine washable rectangular rugs stylish, but they’re also practical in their ease to clean and how they can bounce back from the strain of daily wear and tear.
Choosing which Rectangular Washable Rug is Right for You
It can be daunting to start your search for a rectangular washable rug, so think through these topics to help you hone in on your perfect rug.
Position: It’s important to establish early on where exactly you’ll be placing the rug and whether it overlaps with any of the furniture or not. Here are some common layouts for rooms.
Living Rooms: The most common layouts for rugs in a living room include placing the rug completely beneath the main furniture, under the front two legs of it, or placing it in front of it, like centering it in the middle of a seating area.
Dining Room: Your rectangular washable rug should fit well beneath your dining room table with enough room on the sides and ends for the chairs to sit comfortably atop it. Oftentimes, rectangular rugs look best under a table that’s the same shape.
Bedroom: Rectangular rugs are often set completely under the bed or ? of the way under it. However, if your bed is off to the side of the bedroom, you can always place a rug in the center and allow that to be a focal point.
Kitchen/Bathroom: Both kitchens and bathrooms benefit from machine washable rectangular rugs since they’re high traffic areas. A small 2x3 washable rug can be placed in front of sinks or by showers and baths. However, you can also decorate with a washable runner rug in front of a double vanity or in narrow pathways like between cabinets and a kitchen island.
Bonus Tip: Rectangular rugs can be fun to layer atop one another, as long as it doesn’t affect the practicality of the space. Rugs are often layered in living rooms and bedrooms to add in extra flair and style.
Size: The size of the rug you purchase is directly impacted by the layout you decide on. For example, if you plan on having your rug rest all the way under the bed, you’ll likely purchase a larger rug than you would if it were just under ? of it. Also consider the scale of the rug in comparison to the rest of the room and furnishings; nothing should look too big or too small in comparison with one another. This includes layering rugs atop one another--you need to have them proportional to each other, or it will look unnatural.
Pattern: Rectangular washable area rugs come in a plethora of designs and patterns, so whatever interior design style you love, you can definitely find a rug that fits into that mold. Oriental and Persian washable rugs can add in a touch of sophistication in traditional and formal spaces, while abstract patterns and geometric shapes often work best in modern and contemporary decor. Outside of patterns, you can also find rectangular washable rugs that have artwork on them, such as the landscape of a beach or jungle design.
Color Scheme: Just like you see with patterns, there’s a ton of different color schemes out there that can make the rug fit into any design style. The vibrancy of those colors tends to be the biggest factor on what scheme it falls into. Bold, vibrant colors can add in much needed flair in neutral modern spaces. Faded colors and distressed designs are the hallmark of a rustic, farmhouse home. Muted tones can convey traditional values and class in elegant spaces. Rest assured, there’s a huge market out there for machine washable rectangular rugs, so you can find a color scheme and pattern that is perfect for you and your design needs.
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