How a Grey Abstract Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A grey abstract rug can highlight your room’s decor by reinforcing the room’s tone, adding to the style, and fitting into the color palette. When you focus on finding similar elements between the rug and the other decor, you can create a space that is thematically consistent and masterfully designed.
Decorating With a Grey Abstract Rug
You most commonly see abstract rugs in homes that lean into modern or contemporary styles. However, the beauty of abstract rugs is that they are versatile enough to blend different styles. As one example, you’ll sometimes see grey abstract area rugs used in modern farmhouse style, because the color palette brings in the farmhouse and the design brings in the modern. This is just one small example that shows the full potential of grey abstract rugs.
Choosing Which Grey Abstract Rug is Right for You
Grey is a common color in a variety of styles and rooms, so you may be wondering where to even begin your search. Follow these guidelines to get started.
Position: Early on, decide on your room’s layout and where the rug will be placed within that. Each room is unique, so here are some general ideas to guide you.
Living Room: The most common layout is to center your rug with the main seats. You can place the rug in front of the furniture, under their front two legs, or further beneath them. Another option is to use a small grey abstract rug in another area of the living room to establish a separate reading nook or social space.
Dining Room: When you’re looking to add a rug to your dining room, you’ll likely center it under your table. Leave about two-three feet of extra rug for the chairs to be comfortably pushed in and out.
Bedroom: If your bed is the main focal point of the bedroom, you can add to it by centering a rug under the bed. You have the choice of laying it all the way under the bed, under the bottom two-thirds of it, or closer to the foot of the bed.
Kitchen:2x3 or 3x5 rugs work well in front of sinks, or you can place a grey abstract runner in a narrow pathway.
Bathroom: Similar to kitchens, you can use those small rugs in front of a sink, but you can also place one in front of a tub or shower. Otherwise, use a runner in front of a double vanity or in a pathway.
Outdoors: Grey abstract outdoor rugs are a great option for porches, patios, decks, or other outdoor spaces. For layout ideas, look at similar indoor spaces.
Size/Shape: Once you know your ideal layout, decide on the shape and size of your rug. Each of these aspects are key in making sure the room feels balanced and accentuating your furniture and decor. Rectangular, round, and runner are three common options that work in a variety of rooms and styles, but if you have a uniquely shaped room or just want to make a statement, look at other options like square or oval.
Pattern: Grey abstract area rugs don’t typically have any sort of pattern per se, but they do have designs you should consider. Some designs will feature sharp lines to establish the design while others may use distressed colors or marble effects. The design you choose should help you blend your styles, such as using a grey marbled rug to mimic stone.
Color: Narrowing your search down to a specific color does help guide your search, but you need to decide what shade of grey you want to be most prominent. Light grey, stone grey, and other hues will determine the tone of the rug and set the mood. Then, there are the other colors to consider. Grey abstract rugs often include black, white, blue, yellow, navy, pink, or other colors. Find a color combination that connects to your other decor or use the rug’s colors as the basis for the entire room’s scheme.
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