Have you been longing to add a beautiful shabby chic style to your home, but you don't know where to start? We're here to help! Start with floral rugs. Shabby chic decor loves floral rugs.
When you decided to decorate your home in shabby chic, you might not have imagined that you'd be buying floral rugs. Shabby chic decor has been captivating the design
-conscious for decades, and it's known for the classic romantic yet relaxed vibe it creates.
Shabby chic originated from the combination of the old with the new, making an aesthetically pleasing intersection of comfort and charm.
The following ideas are inspired by how you might use shabby chic floral area rugs in a home:
You can use floral shag rugs in a living room to make it more inviting and cozier. This is a great way to add texture to your living room, especially if you have several pieces of vintage and distressed furniture in the space.
Botanical shag rugs also work well in bathrooms, providing a soft and warm surface to curl your toes into every morning and night. You might use one in front of your bathtub and sink, or a larger one in the middle of the room if you have enough open floor.
Large flower shag rugs can also work in the dining room or kitchen, depending on how much traffic your home receives. Shag rugs don't stand up to lots of walking, dirt, and moisture, but if your home is quiet without heavy soil, they'll be fine.
A Closer Look At Shabby Chic Floral Area Rugs
Floral designs are intimidating to many novice decorators. Once you've seen a room overpowered by poor use of floral designs, it's hard to feel confident with these patterns.
The good news is that it isn't hard to learn to use patterns. These two easy to remember rules will help:
Pair large patterns with small patterns, never match pattern size. Three patterns in a room"?one small, one medium, one large"?is a reasonable limit.
Match the color intensity between patterns, don't vary it"?for example, jewel tones with jewel tones, pastels with pastels.
So, if you're buying a floral area rug with a large pattern, any other patterns should be medium or small. And if the rug has a light color, other patterns in the room should be similarly light.
Is A Floral Rug Right For Me?
Look around the room you're using the rug in and observe other existing colors and patterns. Is there room for your new rug? If so, try a color picker tool to find the right color for your purchase, otherwise, it might clash with your current decor.
As long as you can find a pattern, pattern size, and color that works in your space, you're all set!
Choosing The Perfect Floral Rug
The last step before you browse rugs and compare your favorites is to measure your room. Leave at least 12 inches between the edge of your rug and the walls if you want to follow interior decorating standards.
To find the right dimensions for your rug, subtract two feet from your room's width and length.
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