How a Modern Bohemian Area Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A modern bohemian area rug can highlight your decor by accentuating the room’s color palette, style, and tone. It’s important to look at these three areas when choosing a rug, because when you tie the rug to your other wall art, poufs, pillows, and miscellaneous decor through these areas, you create a room where each element works together to create one stunning space.
Decorating With a Modern Bohemian Area Rug
Boho style has several different branches, and each one has their own spin on the style. Modern bohemian area rugs tend to simplify the more eclectic versions of boho style by simplifying either the rug’s color palette or pattern (or both). As you shop for your perfect modern boho rug, you’ll find many that fit into both modern and vintage spaces, so you truly have your choice of how you want to craft your boho style.
Choosing Which Modern Bohemian Area Rug is Right for You
There’s a wide array of modern boho rugs out there to choose from, so as you shop, consider these main areas.
Position: First, determine your room’s layout and how you want your modern bohemian area rug to fit into it. There are many ways to go about layout, so consider these points as guidelines to get you started.
Living Room: In living spaces, you’ll likely center your rug with the main furniture. You can either place the rug directly in front of the seats, under their front legs, or all the way under them. You can also use a small modern boho rug elsewhere in the room to set up a separate seating area, reading nook, or other functional space.
Dining Room: Center your rug beneath your dining room table for the most functional and balanced look. Leave about two-three feet of excess on each side/end for the chairs to comfortably sit on the rug.
Bedroom: There are so many ways to style a modern bohemian bedroom rug, but one simple way is to center it with your bed. Place it either all the way under the bed or under the bottom half/two-thirds of it. If your bed is off to one side, you can center a rug in the middle of the room itself or take a lesson from the living room and use a small boho rug to establish another area of the room.
Kitchen: Even small 2x3 and 3x5 modern boho rugs can make big statements. Place one of these rugs by your sink, or go a bit bigger and use a runner rug in narrow pathways or along a kitchen island.
Bathroom: Similar to kitchens, bathrooms can benefit from small rugs placed in front of sinks. Runners are also practical in front of a double vanity or inside another narrow path.
Outdoors: Finally, modern bohemian area rugs are available for outdoor spaces as well, so every part of your home can express your style. For layout ideas, look at similar indoor spaces.
Size/Shape: Size and shape are the next components to consider. Think back to your layout and don’t be afraid to measure what size works best within that. Plus, with both size and shape, you can consider if you want to layer your rugs to harken back to vintage/rustic boho style.
Pattern: Since modern bohemian rugs still cover a wide array of designs, you’ll find many different modern patterns. Some will simply use geometric shapes as the primary design, while others will lean more into tilework or oriental patterns. There are plenty of other patterns to choose from, so as you shop, look for a pattern that has similarities to your other decor in the pattern’s shapes and imagery. Also be sure to choose a rug that isn’t too busy or too plain in the room’s overarching design.
Color: Oftentimes with modern boho rugs, the color palette is primarily neutral tones like black, white, beige, and grey. If other colors like red, blue, orange, etc. appear in the rug’s design, they tend to be muted, since modern style tends to create more calming spaces. Choose a color palette that strikes the proper tone and connects to your other decor. Remember, the colors don’t have to be an exact match, but they should be in the same family and convey the same tone.
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