A lattice rug can highlight your room’s decor by contributing to the room’s color palette, reinforcing the tone, and adding in style to an undecorated part of the room. The lattice patterns/designs within the rug can also serve as inspiration or connecting points between your other wall art, poufs, and miscellaneous decor and really tie the room together.
Decorating With a Lattice Rug
When you’re decorating with a lattice rug, you get to choose how prominent you want that pattern to be. Some will have a very uniform diamond pattern throughout the entire rug while others may have it only take up a portion of the design. Others may even use imperfect diamonds and other imagery to create a unique look. No matter what sort of pattern, color palette, or overarching design you’re looking for, you can find a lattice area rug that’s perfect for you.
Choosing Which Lattice Rug is Right for You
As you shop through a wide array of lattice area rugs, consider these key areas to help find the one that will work best in your home.
Position: The first step is to think about your room’s layout and where your rug will fit within that scheme. Each room is unique, so take these guidelines as ideas to get you started.
Living Room: A large lattice rug can work well in establishing your main seating area as inviting and comfortable. Center the rug in that area and decide whether you want the rug to sit in front of the furniture, under the front legs, or further beneath them. You can also use a smaller rug in another corner of the room to establish a separate area.
Dining Room: When you’re planning to add a dining room rug, leave about two or three feet of excess on each side of the rug so the chairs can be comfortably pushed in and out.
Bedroom: If your bed is the central focal point of the room, highlight it by layering a rug either all the way under the bed, under two-thirds of it, or closer to the foot of the bed. If your bed is against a wall or off to one side, try centering a rug in the middle of the bedroom itself to highlight that space and connect other areas of the room.
Kitchen: Lattice rugs are classic choices for kitchens. Use a 2x3 or 3x5 lattice rug in front of a sink or add in a runner along narrow pathways between cabinets/islands.
Bathroom: 2x3 and 3x5 rugs also fit well in front of bathroom sinks, tubs, or showers. Runners can also accentuate a double vanity or help establish a walkway.
Outdoors: Lattice designs are so versatile that they are perfect for dressing up your porch, patio, or deck. Plus, lattice outdoor rugs are designed to stand up against harsh elements like sun and rain, so your rug will be both practical and stylish. Look at similar indoor spaces for layout ideas.
Shape/Size: Once you know your ideal layout, finalize the size and shape of the rug. The size is key in making sure that the rug is to scale with the rest of the room. This simply means that nothing looks too large or too small in comparison to one another. As for shape, look at whether rectangular, round, runner, or some other shape would work best in your room’s footprint/layout.
Pattern: Even within lattice area rugs, you still have a lot to consider when it comes to pattern. Will you use a pattern that is a traditional lattice trellis, or will you use one with a lattice frieze? Will your pattern have solid lines, or will it be a dotted lattice pattern? The designs of these rugs even stray into other territories like Moroccan, traditional, contemporary, and many more. Find a pattern that fits in with your overarching style and connects to the other decor through similar lines and shapes.
Color: Since the lattice pattern is so versatile with style, you’ll find it comes in many color palettes as well. Popular combinations include black and white, white and grey, and beige and grey. Whether you prominently use a neutral color or some other hues, it’s important to consider the brightness of those colors. After all, light blue has a very different tone from royal blue or navy. Focus on finding a color palette that connects to your existing decor and creates the same mood to make your space feel cohesive and perfectly designed.
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