How a Brown Contemporary / Modern Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A brown contemporary / modern rug can highlight your room’s decor by complementing the room’s color scheme, reinforcing the style, and helping to establish the room’s tone. A rug shouldn’t detract from your decor; it should work together with it to create your unique style. When you look at it from that perspective, you’ll be able to design a beautifully cohesive room.
Decorating With a Brown Contemporary / Modern Rug
There are two flip sides to contemporary and modern styles: on one side, they can feature rugs and decor that are very bold and artistic in their own right. The reverse is that sometimes modern style likes to be more muted and subdued to create a minimal statement. Aside from the options within that area, you have plenty of other factors to choose from so that your rug fits your room stylistically and practically.
Choosing Which Brown Contemporary / Modern Rug is Right for You
When you’re shopping for your rug, it’s important to think through some key topics.
Position: Your first step should be to look at your room and determine your layout. Once that’s settled, you can choose where to set your rug(s).
Living Room: The most common setup for living room rugs is to center it within your main seating area. If that’s the case for your living room, you can set it in front of the seats, under the front legs, or further under the chairs. Another idea is to use a smaller brown contemporary / modern rug elsewhere in the room to establish a separate sitting area.
Dining Room: To choose the correct size for your dining room rug, add an extra two-three feet of rug on each side of the table so that the chairs have plenty of room to be pushed in and out.
Bedroom: If your bed is a central focal point in the room, reinforce that by layering a rug either all the way or part way beneath the bed. Alternatively, if your bed is off to one side of the room, you can center a rug in the middle of the bedroom itself or right along the side of the bed.
Kitchen: 2x3 and 3x5 brown contemporary / modern area rugs are often used right in front of the kitchen sink to provide comfort and style there. If you still want to make that space comfortable but want a larger rug, look at using a runner rug.
Bathroom: Similar to kitchens, you can use a brown modern runner rug in the room and center it with a double vanity or use it to establish a path. To work within a smaller footprint, look at 2x3 and 3x5 rugs by a singular sink, tub, or shower.
Outdoors: If you want to add style to your deck, patio, or porch, a large brown contemporary / modern outdoor area rug can be just the piece you need. For layout ideas, refer back to similar indoor spaces.
Size/Shape: Now that you’ve considered the ideal layout, you can finalize the size and shape of your rug. Rectangular and runner rugs are two popular options, but round, square, and other shapes are also great for making a statement and impacting the tone of the room. The size rug you choose will depend on the shape, so choose those aspects hand-in-hand. If you’re looking for some additional guidance in size, check out popular sizes listed above as well as 5x7, 8x10, and 9x12 rugs.
Pattern: As stated earlier, there are different branches of modern and contemporary design that drastically impact the sort of pattern you’ll choose. If you’re looking to make a bold artistic statement, go for rugs that feature very detailed or abstract designs. For more simple, minimal designs, simplify the pattern by limiting the amount of detail or shapes featured in the design.
Color: Within brown contemporary / modern rugs, you still have a lot to think about with color. For example, what shade of brown do you want in the forefront? There’s a wide range of browns like chocolate brown, beige, tan, and so many others. Then there are other colors that can be added to the rug like red, black, white, and others. At the end of the day, your rug’s color palette should fit in with the rest of the room and carry a consistent tone throughout the space.
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