How a Geometric Shag Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A geometric shag rug can highlight your room’s decor by furthering the room’s style, reinforcing the color palette, and helping in establishing the tone. A rug should work hand-in-hand with the other decor to create one unified space, but that doesn’t mean that your decor fades into the background--it’s quite the opposite! By designing with one unified vision, you actually allow each piece to shine as a larger part of the design.
Decorating With a Geometric Shag Rug
There are so many perks to decorating with a geometric shag rug. First of all, you have the height of the rug, which simultaneously adds texture to the room as well as a comfortable vibe. Then, the patterns you choose can fit into many styles like traditional, modern, boho, and so many more. When you’re decorating with a geometric shag area rug, you truly can create your own style.
Choosing Which Geometric Shag Rug is Right for You
As you look for the rug that’s just right for you, consider these key categories.
Position: One of your first steps should be deciding on your room’s layout. These general guidelines will serve to get you started.
Living Room: With living room shag rugs, you’ll likely place it in the middle of your main seating area. You can establish that entire space by connecting the seats with a rug, and you have the choice of placing a rug in front of the seats or further beneath them, like under their front legs. If you still want a shag rug in the living room but don’t want it in the main seating area, try using it in another corner to establish a separate seating area.
Dining Room: You can add style and comfort to your dining room space by centering your geometric shag rug under the table. Be sure to leave about two or three feet of extra space on each side of the table so the chairs can be pushed in and out.
Bedroom: If your bed is a central focal point in the bedroom, try layering your rug with the bed. Three common options include placing the rug all the way under the bed, under the bottom two-thirds of it, or closer to the foot of the bed. If your bed is off to one side or up against a wall, center a rug in the middle of the room to connect multiple areas and establish visual interest in that space.
Kitchen/Bathroom: You can add comfort and style to these rooms by placing 2x3 or 3x5 geometric shag rugs in key places like in front of sinks, tubs, or showers. Alternatively, use a geometric shag runner rug in narrow areas where you want to establish a comfortable path.
Size/Shape: Once you know your ideal layout, it’s time to finalize the size and shape of the rug. You’ll most commonly find geometric shag area rugs in rectangular, round, or runner rugs, but there are other choices out there as well to sift through. What shape you choose will ultimately impact the size as well. With both these aspects, look at how balanced the rug will be with the furniture and the room; if the rug is too large, too small, or some shape that doesn’t match the tone of the room, the room will appear out of balance.
Pattern: Narrowing your search to geometric patterns helps limit your options for sure, but there are still so many choices to look through. Look at the shapes/lines that are included in the rug; sharp, rigid lines tend to fit in with more modern styles while softer curves can be more traditional. If you need more direction, look at your existing decor or homes that feature your favorite style and see what sorts of shapes they use in every facet of the room.
Color: Aside from the pattern, color is the next huge aspect in determining a rug’s style. Even neutral tones like grey, black, white, and tan have varying tones depending on the brightness of the colors and what other colors are used in the rug. Choose a color palette that connects to the rest of the room with both similar shades and tone to make your room feel cohesive.
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