How a Mid Century Modern Runner Can Highlight your Room Decor
A mid century modern runner can highlight your room’s decor by contributing to an existing color scheme or setting the palette you’ll be using throughout the space.
Decorating with a Mid Century Modern Runner Rug
Oftentimes, runner rugs are associated with spaces like entryways, bathrooms, and kitchens, but there are creative ways to use a mid century modern runner rug in larger rooms like bedrooms and living rooms as well. When you decorate with a runner, you want to make sure that the scale of the rug in comparison to the other pieces of furniture and decor in the room.
Choosing Which Mid Century Modern Runner is Right For You?
Now that you’ve seen you can use a mid century runner rug in larger rooms as well, you may be wondering how to do that, or how to use it in spaces like bathrooms and kitchens. Keep reading for some guidelines and tips on how to stylize specific rooms with runner rugs and how to choose one that’s right for you.
Position: The first step is to determine where exactly you want to lay your rug and how it relates to the other furniture and decor in the room.
Living Room: A runner can be effective in small living rooms. You can place a mid century modern runner rug in front of a sofa or in another area where you have a narrow pathway.
Bedroom: This tip is especially handy if your bed is pushed off to one side of the bedroom. You can place a runner right alongside the side of the bed so that you have a soft surface to step onto but it’s not overtaking or dominating the space.
Bathroom: A mid century modern runner rug is often placed in front of a double vanity, or if you have a narrow path leading into the bathroom, you can decorate that area with one.
Kitchen: Like bathrooms, you can place a runner along a narrow pathway. To add style and be practical at the same time, you can place your rug in front of the sink, between the counters and the kitchen island, or any other narrow paths where you tend to walk around a lot or be stationary. You can even decorate with a machine washable rug to add another layer of practicality.
Entryway: Runners often fit naturally centered in an entryway or foyer and serve practically and are wonderful for establishing the entire home’s overall style and mood.
Stairs: Many runner rugs come in customizable sizes, so if you're looking for a mid century modern runner area rug for your stairs, look for one that you can order in the size you need.
Size: Speaking of size, whether you’re looking for a runner for your stairs or somewhere else, check out the options that are available for different sized runner rugs to choose one that fits your space. Also consider the overall size of the room to make sure that the rug is the right size and nothing is out of balance visually where one item looks too large in comparison to the other.
Pattern: Mid century modern runner area rugs come in a plethora of different designs and patterns. Some common designs that you see will use curved lines and shapes or stick with other geometric shapes. Some patterns will be big and bold while others may be smaller and more dense to cover the entire space. The size of the pattern and the shapes it utilizes will help determine the overall tone and style of the rug.
Color: The pattern is a big factor in determining the mid century modern runner rug’s tone, but color is another key component. Original mid century modern style tended to use bright and vibrant colors like orange, yellow, teal, and more, so if you want to recapture the early days of the style, then use colors like these. If you would rather blend mid century modern with another style, choose colors that form that bridge, such as a black and white color scheme to bring it into modern style or muted tones for other styles.
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