How a Black Chevron Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A black chevron rug can highlight your room’s decor by fitting into the room’s color palette, style, and mood. The key in designing any room is to look at it with a unified vision: if you want your room to feel youthful and energetic, then all your poufs, pillows, wall art, and other decor should be working towards that goal. When you include your rug in that list, then you can create a unified room that is all working towards your vision.
Decorating With a Black Chevron Rug
Black chevron rugs come in a variety of different styles and interpretations. Some rugs will have the very prominent jagged lines in the forefront, but others will use looser shapes, use them as just a part of the rug’s design, or have them subtly imprinted into another background. No matter which way you lean style-wise, you can find a black chevron area rug that perfectly fits your style.
Choosing Which Black Chevron Rug is Right for You
When you’re shopping for a rug that’s just right for you, you may be intimidated by all the options out there. Start off by thinking through these key areas and that will help you define what you need and find it more quickly.
Position: Step one is to determine your room’s layout and where a rug best fits into that space. These general guidelines will serve to get you started.
Living Room: Use a large black chevron rug in the middle of your main seating area to emphasize and establish that as the place to be. Centering the rug in that space will make it feel organic, and you have options as to whether you place the rug in front of the seats, under the front legs, or further under the chairs. Another option is to use a smaller rug in the room to establish a separate sitting area.
Dining Room: When you add a dining room rug, center it beneath the table and leave about two or three feet of excess rug on each side so the chairs can be comfortably pushed in and out on the rug.
Bedroom: If your bed is a central focal point in the bedroom, you can further accentuate it by layering a rug right under the bed. Alternatively, if your bed is off to one side or against a wall, place a rug in the middle of the room or along the side of the bed to connect multiple areas of the room and add visual interest to that space.
Kitchen: A small 2x3 or 3x5 black chevron rug can work wonders when placed in front of a sink or stove. Otherwise, black chevron runner rugs are great for narrow spaces, establishing walkways, and adding comfort to those areas where you tend to stand still.
Bathroom: In the bathroom, small rugs can be placed in front of sinks, but they also work well in front of a tub or shower. Runners can also be used in narrow pathways or in front of a double vanity.
Outdoors: Add style to your deck, patio, or porch with an outdoor black chevron rug. Look at similar indoor spaces for layout ideas and guidance.
Shape/Size: The next step is to determine what shape and size rug will work best within your ideal layout. Both of these aspects impact how balanced the rug feels within the room; if the rug is too large or too small, then the room may feel out of balance. If the rug is a certain shape, it might suffocate the space or set the wrong tone. Take both these areas seriously when choosing your ideal rug!
Pattern: Since chevron is interpreted several different ways, you have your pick of how you want your black chevron area rug to display its pattern. Do you want clean, crisp lines or softer imprints that fit into more relaxed, modern spaces? Should the chevron pattern be bold and on display, or should it fade into an abstract background? These are just a few questions to help you decide what tone and style you want your rug to fall into.
Color: Within black chevron rugs, you still have to consider color. Aside from deciding what shade of black you want on display, you also have to consider what other colors should be in the rug’s design. Popular colors in black chevron area rugs include white, grey, tan, ivory, blue, red, and others. Ultimately, your rug’s color palette should complement the rest of the room and create your desired mood.
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