How a 10x14 Jute Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A 10x14 area rug can highlight your room’s decor by contributing to the room’s style, reinforcing a color palette, and helping to set the tone. Thematically, you can also look at the rug’s patterns and textures for subtle motifs to use in your other decor. By finding these simple connections, you can take your decorating to the next level and make a masterfully designed room.
Decorating With a 10x14 Jute Rug
Oftentimes, people will think that 10x14 jute rugs are rough and coarse, but there are so many options out there for soft jute rugs! A lot of that softness comes down to what other materials are used in the rug’s composition like wool or cotton. Some rugs will even have thicker matting for extra plushness and comfort under your feet. You should never have to sacrifice comfort for style, and with jute rugs, you don’t have to.
Choosing Which 10x14 Jute Rug is Right for You
As you shop for your perfect 10x14 jute rug, consider these key areas.
Position: Because of their size, 10x14 jute area rugs are often used in more open rooms like living rooms, dining rooms, and perhaps even a large bedroom.
Living Rooms: Center the rug with your main seating area and have some overlap with the furniture. If the living room is large enough, you have the option of placing the rug just part way under the seats or all the way under them and past the backs.
Dining Rooms: If you have a large dining area, you can center the 10x14 jute rug under the table. You should have between two-three feet of excess on each side and end for the chairs to be pushed in and out. Any more or less than that distance may create an imbalance in the room.
Bedroom: Jute rugs can be perfect for bedrooms, especially when they’re layered with the bed. You may place the rug all the way under the bed or just part way under it.
Outdoors: Jute rugs are quite durable, and even beyond that, there are many that are made even more durable to stand up against outdoor elements like rain, wind, and sunshine. For layout ideas for your outdoor rug, look at similar indoor spaces.
Pattern: Jute rugs are most popular for their textured appearance and feeling, but they are available in both solid textures and patterns. If you simply want texture and depth added to the room, look at braided and woven jute rugs. Otherwise, you can find patterns that fit into a variety of interior design styles from rustic and farmhouse all the way to contemporary. When you’re shopping through patterns or textures, look for one that connects to your other decor and furniture so that the design feels cohesive.
Color: Another misconception about 10x14 jute rugs is that they are only available in natural browns and tans. While those are certainly popular choices, they aren’t the only options. Jute area rugs come in blues, blacks, whites, greys, and many more colors. The key to deciding on rug color is to see what other colors compose the rug and how those colors reinforce the room’s style and tone. If you’re designing your room from the ground up, then you may even choose a rug first to determine the room’s color palette. Otherwise, look at your existing decor for inspiration and connections.
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