How a Mid Century Modern Shag Rug Can Highlight your Room Decor
A mid century modern shag rug can highlight your room’s decor by contributing to an existing color scheme, adding in an unexpected design element, and adding in a new texture. It can also serve as the basis for your color scheme if you’re starting with a blank canvas. Whatever the case, decorating with a mid century modern shag rug can tie your room’s decor together and establish your style.
Decorating with a Mid Century Modern Shag Rug
When you decorate with a mid century modern shag rug, you’re not limited to one particular color scheme or even decorating with a mid century modern room. The patterns and color schemes available in mid century modern rugs can fit into many different interior design styles, such as contemporary and modern design as well as boho. So, if your personal flair involves mixing styles, you can easily accomplish that by decorating with a mid century modern shag rug.
Choosing Which Mid Century Modern Shag Rug is Right For You?
Because there are so many options out there for MCM shag rugs, you may not know where to start your search. Fortunately, if you think through a few of these areas, it will naturally help you narrow your search and find the rug that’s perfect for you.
Position: Obviously establishing what room you’re placing the rug in is crucial, but it’s also vital to determine the layout of the rug and how/if it’ll overlap with any of the furniture. There are no set rules for positioning rugs, so take the following standards as guidelines as opposed to hard-set rules.
Living Room: Shag rugs in living rooms can be placed either completely in front of the main seating, under its front two legs, or completely under the furniture. If you have a smaller seating area in a corner, you can always decorate with a round mid century modern shag rug to set up a conversation corner or reading nook.
Dining Room: Rugs often look most natural when they’re centered beneath the dining room table and have enough excess that the chairs sit comfortably on the rug whether they’re pushed in or not.
Bedroom: In bedrooms, you’ll see rugs that are placed centered entirely beneath the bed, under the bottom ? of it, or elsewhere. If your bed is pushed to one side of the room, you can always center the rug in the middle of the room itself, and you can even have the bed overlap with it a little bit. Shag rugs in particular can be a fun touch for kids and teens’ rooms.
Entryway/Foyer: Rugs are mostly centered in the room, or centered with a particular piece of furniture like a table or bench.
Size: Now that you’ve got a position in mind, it’s time to nail down the size rug you need. Don’t be afraid to take a tape measure and space it out in the room; choosing a rug is a big decision, so it’s worth the extra effort.
Shape: In a lot of its designs, mid century modern shag rugs use geometric shapes and lines. However, you can also incorporate shape by being deliberate with the shape of the rug itself. Mid century modern shag rugs come in the standard round and rectangular rugs, but they’re also available in other shapes like octagonal and square. So, if you have a uniquely shaped space or want an extra opportunity to add in style with a unconventionally shaped rug, think about the shape’s impact on the room’s style.
Pattern: Like we just mentioned, the patterns and designs of mid century modern shag rugs often use shapes, lines, and curves. However, their exact layout and composition can drastically impact the room’s tone, especially if you’re blending interior design styles. Hard geometric shapes like octagons and hexagons are more common in modern design, while rounded shapes and abstract designs show up in contemporary homes.
Color: Finally, the color scheme has a huge impact on the tone and style. Bright, vibrant hues tend to be used in homes that truly want to harken back to the original style, while more muted and neutral color schemes fit in more with modern interior design. There’s also the matter of what interior design style you’re blending it with. Your best course of action is to study the style you like best, choose a rug with a pattern associated with mid century modern design, but select one with the color scheme of whatever style you want to mix it with.
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