How a Blue Medallion Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A blue medallion area rug can highlight your room’s decor by fitting into the room’s color scheme, reinforcing the room’s style, and setting the proper tone. A rug should not take away from the room’s decor; instead, the rug is an opportunity to tie the whole room together stylistically and show how each accent is an essential part of the room’s design.
Decorating With a Blue Medallion Rug
Blue medallion rugs are often thought of to be the very formal Persian and Oriental rugs associated with more traditional homes, but that is hardly their only style. These rugs are fitting for traditional rooms,, but they also work in elevating modern, boho, coastal, and contemporary spaces. Blue medallion area rugs are available in many different patterns, shades, and color palettes, so you can choose a rug that is perfectly tailored to your personal style.
Choosing Which Blue Medallion Rug is Right for You
As you shop for the best blue medallion rug, there are a few key topics to consider.
Position: The first step is to finalize your room’s layout and where you would like to place your blue medallion rug. These general guidelines will give you some inspiration in how to add a rug to a new or existing layout.
Living Room: Large blue medallion area rugs are often used to establish your main seating area. In these cases, the rug can rest in front of the seats, under the front legs, or further under the chairs. Another common practice is to define another part of the room, such as a reading area or small social space, by using a smaller rug that layers part way under the nearby furniture.
Dining Room: When you add a blue medallion rug to your dining room, you will want to center it directly beneath your table. Measure so that you have about two feet of extra rug on each side and end of the table so that the chairs are on the rug at all times.
Bedroom: If the bed is the main focal point of the room and is centered on a wall, accent it by laying your rug all the way under the bed, under the bottom two-thirds of it, or closer to the foot of the bed. In situations where the bed is off to one side, you can still use a large area rug, but place it in the middle of the room instead to create that central focal point and connect various areas of the room.
Kitchen: Kitchens will typically use 2x3 or 3x5 rugs by a sink or stove. However, blue medallion runner rugs are another common option and can be used along those same countertops to create a comfortable path.
Bathroom: Bathrooms will also use smaller rugs to accent sinks, tubs, or showers, but runners are ideal for bathrooms with a double vanity or narrow path.
Outdoors: Outdoor blue medallion rugs are ideal for defining your outdoor seating area, dressing up a dining space, or accenting another recreational area. Refer back to similar indoor spaces for layout ideas.
Shape/Size: After the layout is finalized, you can decide what size and shape rug will work best in that layout. Some small sizes have been recommended above, but for larger spaces, 5x7, 8x10, and 9x12 are three popular options. The size you choose will also impact the rug’s shape, since you will need to consider how much furniture will overlap with certain shapes. Ultimately, the size and shape you choose should feel visually balanced in scale and fit the tone of the room.
Pattern: Although these rugs are known for their medallions, there are many different iterations and interpretations of medallions to choose from. Consider the detailing used in the medallion, what other shapes/images complement any medallions, and what sort of border your rug may have. Each of these areas is a large part in deciding whether you have a blue tribal medallion rug, a blue farmhouse medallion rug, or something more modern.
Color: Blue is a soothing color by nature, but it comes in many different shades and color pairings in blue medallion area rugs. Blues can range anywhere from a youthful sky blue to a bold navy blue and have many shades in between that convey their own tones. Aside from that factor, some of these rugs pair other colors with blue, such as blue and white, pink and blue, red and blue, or blue and grey. Your rug’s color scheme should ultimately fit into the rest of the room’s existing color palette and convey the same tone for maximum consistency and style.
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