If you want to make your bathroom more inviting, or even just cover up an old floor you can’t change, an oval bath rug will do the trick. Bath rugs can add color and patterns to this space, making it more comfortable to spend time in. And they can protect your floors from heavy traffic if you have guests over regularly.
We hope you’ll enjoy our selection from trusted brands like American Classics, Colonial Mills, and more as you shop for the perfect oval bath area rug for your room. With so many colors, materials, styles, and patterns to choose from, we’re confident that you’ll find something you love.
Using an Oval Bath Rug
Most bath rugs need regular cleaning, and some people might pick them up after each use. If the bathroom has a shower or bathtub, your oval bath rug will also need to be resistant to elevated moisture levels. And for safety, your rug should have an anti-skid backing or sit on a pad to prevent sliding.
The shape of an oval bath area rug will make the room look larger because of the rounded corners, so this is an excellent choice if your bathroom is on the smaller side. A round bath rug will have the same enlarging effect.
Many oval bath rugs are braided rugs, which offer the benefit of resisting ground in dirt and being easier to clean. But you’ll find a wide range of options based on what you’re looking for.
Below, we’ve highlighted some top tips for picking an oval bath rug. Keep reading if you’d like more inspiration.
Think About Materials
We mentioned earlier that you'd want a rug that can stand up to the moisture levels in your bathroom. You'll also need a material that you can keep clean with the traffic and exposure levels in your home. A high-traffic bathroom that sees frequent shoe traffic will need more durable materials than a low-traffic bathroom that only sees bare feet.
Oval cotton bath rugs are an excellent option because cotton is durable, easy to clean, and versatile. You might also want to consider indoor/outdoor bathroom rugs for higher traffic zones.
Pick the Right Size
Size matters when you're picking rugs. Measure your bathroom carefully and decide where you would like to place rugs on the floor. Would you like one long runner rug or maybe a 17x24 oval bath rug in front of the sink? Look at placement guides and choose rug dimensions that protect your floors and create the look you’re going for.
You can test the rug dimensions you've chosen by using our room visualizer tool to see how much space the rug will cover, and if you’ve found the goldilocks fit.
Choose Colors Wisely
Most interior decorators recommend choosing palettes of four to five colors per room. Once you know what color palette you’re using in the bathroom you’re decorating, pick a rug with one or more matching colors. For example, you might want a white, gray, lavender, blue, black, pink, or red oval bath rug, depending on the room’s design.
Ideas and Advice
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