There’s something unexpected and lovely about round bath rugs. They can make your space feel more elegant and luxurious, making the bathroom feel more like a spa. Or they might include an artistic design that transforms your bathroom into a playful space. Either way, round bath rugs are versatile decor pieces that we encourage you to try.
You’ll find round bathroom rugs in solid, beachy, artistic, contemporary, and bohemian styles, to name a few. Many will include popular bathroom colors like blue, coral, white, tan, and green. And there is a variance between bathmats and traditional rugs that can be used in the bathroom area.
Benefits Of Round Bath Rugs
One of the best benefits of using round bathroom rugs is that the shape tricks your mind into thinking that the room is bigger. The way that round rugs curve away from the wall creates the illusion of more space, which is perfect for small apartments and guest bathrooms.
In addition to making your bathroom feel larger, round bath rugs have a spa-like quality. They’re perfect for finding a plush fur or shag rug to curl your toes into after a bath or shower. With minimal shoe traffic and exposure to soil, the bathroom is the perfect place for a more luxurious rug.
Round bath rugs also make the space feel both graceful and whimsical because of the less conventional shape.
Picking The Best Round Bathroom Rugs For You
With so many styles and designs to choose from, it can be tough to pick the best round bath rugs for your home. Check out some of our favorite ways to use these rugs below for some inspiration:
A pair of round bath mats works perfectly for a full bathroom with both a sink and shower/tub to place a rug in front of. You can also use one mat in front of the toilet and one in front of the sink in a half bath.
A large round bath rug in the center of a spacious bathroom will make the space stand out. You might select a modern art piece, but you could also use a traditional design depending on your decor style.
Placing a lone 36” or 48” round bath rug by the tub or sink emphasizes the spa-style atmosphere. A plush rug made from soft materials with visible texture is perfect. You can also make it more playful by using a rug with a bright design.
Round bathroom area rugs make decorating simpler, and they'll update your space. You'll want to pick a rug that fits well with the room available and the existing palette. Check out the tips we've provided below before you buy to make sure you know exactly what you're looking for:
Size: Measure your bathroom carefully and pick a rug size that will leave some space between the edges and the walls. Round bathroom rugs that are too large for the space can make it feel cramped instead of roomy.
Thickness and material: Most bathrooms are exposed to higher levels of moisture with limited levels of soil, UV light, and shoe traffic. This means that you can pick thicker rugs, but the material needs to be able to stand up to increased humidity.
Color: Select a color that will go well with the current elements in your bathroom. Alternately, use a shower curtain and towel that complement the colors on your rug.
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