How a Boho Washable Area Rug Can Highlight your Room Decor
Boho style is a style that thrives off of the inclusion of colors and patterns. One of the best ways to highlight your room’s decor is by adding in a boho washable rug, because not only does it serve as an opportunity to add in more color and pattern, but practically speaking, a washable rug can stand up to the chaos of life wherever you decorate it.
Decorating with a Boho Washable Area Rug
A boho washable area rug can fit into true bohemian spaces and be one of many pieces of color and pattern, or you can use it more subtly. Perhaps you have more modern tastes and enjoy neutral, plain spaces. You can still decorate with a boho rug, because it will stand out as the focal point and most detailed item in the room. It can serve as a welcome burst of energy and color in minimal spaces, so whatever design style you fall into, a boho rug is adaptable enough to fit your mold.
Choosing which Boho Washable Area is Right for You
When you’re looking for your perfect boho rug, there are several areas to think about to help you narrow it down.
Position: One of the first steps is to think about how you’re positioning the rug in relation to the other furniture and fixtures. Here are a few guidelines that apply to many homes.
Living Rooms: Rugs are often laid completely under the furniture, under the front two legs of it, or directly in front of it. If you have a seating area that forms a “U” or even two sets of seating across from one another, a rug often looks most natural when it’s centered in the middle of these living room setups.
Dining Room: Boho rugs often look best when centered beneath the dining room table. This is one room in particular where you can layer multiple rugs. A washable boho area rug is often placed atop another neutral beige or gray rug for stunning results.
Bedroom: Rugs are mostly set either completely under the bed or at the bottom ? of it with the rug extending further into the bedroom. Like the dining room, you can layer rugs, but in the bedroom, you have a bit more freedom with playing with angles and placement, since you don’t have to worry about whether dining room chairs will sit nicely on it or not.
Kitchen/Bathroom: The kitchen and bathroom are often smaller and use neutral colors, so adding in a pop of style with a washable boho rug can be a smart move stylistically and practically. Oftentimes, a 2x3 rug can be placed in front of sinks or other high traffic areas. You can also decorate with a washable boho runner rug if you have narrow pathways in the room.
Size: What size rug you decorate with is definitely impacted by how you place it with the furniture and if you’re layering it with another rug or two. Overall, consider the scale of the rug (making sure nothing looks too big or too small for the space) and the practicality of it. Layering is stylish, and placing a rug in unique positions can be too, but your space should be both beautiful and functional.
Shape: The most common shapes for washable boho area rugs are round and rectangular, although there are some square rugs out there too. You can also choose boho rugs that have tassels and rounded edges depending on the look you want to create. Just like the pattern and color scheme, the shape of the rug can have a big impact on the overall tone of the room, so don’t forget to consider the shape when you’re looking for your rug.
Pattern: Boho washable rugs come in a variety of patterns, from oriental and Persian rugs to stripes and geometric shapes and anything beyond and in between. The key with any boho pattern is to convey some sort of visual interest and flair. Plus, Boho is a style that’s often blended with other interior design styles, so you can find a Boho rug pattern that melds well with whatever other style you’re leaning into.
Colors/Pairings: Because boho washable rugs are often patterned, there’s a lot of color in boho rugs. Some rugs may display the same color in different shades and vibrancies (like a rug using all different shades of red), or you may find a boho rug that incorporates a lot of different colors. Plus, the intensity of those colors can vary from rug to rug. This is yet another area where you see Boho blending itself well with other styles. A distressed boho rug with muted colors tends to work in more homey settings, while more bold colors can fit in with pure boho style and other styles that love bold colors. Whatever look you’re going for, you can find the right mix of colors and tone for your home.
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