How a Round Outdoor Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A round outdoor rug can highlight your decor by contributing to an overarching color palette, adding to the area’s style, and striking the proper tone. When you purposefully connect your rug to the other decor through these three areas, you create a space that is cohesive and stylistically whole.
Decorating With a Round Outdoor Rug
Round outdoor area rugs are a great choice for spaces that have a unique footprint, but beyond that, they’re a great choice for doing something different. Rectangular rugs are more common than round, and one benefit to decorating with a round outdoor rug is that it’s something different from the norm. As an added bonus, the soft edges of a round rug strike its own tone by feeling gentler than the hard corners of other rugs.
Choosing Which Round Outdoor Rug is Right for You
As you shop through a wide array of round outdoor area rugs, consider these key areas to help you focus your search.
Position: First, determine where you want to place your rug and what size you need. Each space is unique, so take the following ideas as guidelines as opposed to hard-set rules.
Minimal Accent: As an accent, you can place a small round rug in the middle of an outdoor seating area. This can look especially natural if you center it beneath a round coffee table in the middle of everything.
Small Seating: With individual seats, you can place them along the edge of a round rug with the front two legs anchoring the rug. You can even pull the chair further onto the rug and set up a plant or small coffee table beside it. This layout works with one chair or a handful of them. A 5 ft round rug is a good starting point in many cases.
Medium/Large Seating: If you have a larger outdoor sofa or sectional, you can center a round outdoor rug in the middle of that area. Once again, have the furniture overlap with the rug to keep it grounded. An 8 ft, 10 ft, or 12 ft round rug often works best in these scenarios.
Outdoor Dining: Round outdoor area rugs work well under similarly shaped tables, and when you’re choosing a size, be sure to leave about two-three feet of excess for the chairs.
Pattern: Next up, decide on the design of the rug. There’s a wide array of designs out there, so you can choose one that fits with your personal style. Some popular choices include round tropical rugs, round jute rugs, and modern rugs. Whether you’re looking for one of those or something else, there are plenty of patterns to choose from.
Color: There’s no understating the importance of the rug’s color in terms of style and tone. Popular colors like black, brown, red, grey, blue, and green are each available in a ton of different shades and vibrancies. It’s important to think through the shade of color and what colors they’re combined with, because both those factors are instrumental in determining the rug’s style and tone. Study your favorite style and find colors that evoke the same tone to create your perfect space.
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