How a Mid Century Modern Rectangular Rug Can Highlight your Room Decor
A mid century modern rectangular rug can highlight your room’s decor by either contributing to an existing color scheme or serving as the basis of the room’s color palette. Plus, mid century modern rugs tend to emphasize lines, curves, and shapes, and these elements can be shown off in other elements of your decor, like pillows, artwork, vases, and so on. So a rug can highlight your room’s decor by connecting to its color scheme, displaying similar shapes, or sharing a similar tone.
Decorating with a Mid Century Modern Rectangular Rug
Mid century modern rectangular rugs are big in style and versatile enough to fit into a variety of interior design veins. When you choose to decorate with a mid century modern rug, you can either harken back to the original style, or you can put a modern spin on it. From pattern to color to every other element of the rug, designing with a mid century modern rectangular rug can be easy and fun.
Choosing Which Mid Century Modern Rectangular Rug is Right For You?
There are plenty of options out there for mid century modern rectangular rugs, so you may be feeling a bit intimidated by the search. However, think through some of these key areas, and you’ll be well on your way to finding a rug that’s right for you.
Living Room: Your mid century modern rectangular rug can fit in naturally in one of three ways: placing the rug centered in front of your main seating, centered but under the front legs of the furniture, or resting completely beneath the seating.
Dining Room: One of the best ways to position your mid century modern rug in your dining room is to center it beneath the table. Be sure that its sides and ends are long enough for the chairs to rest comfortably on the rug whether they’re pushed in or pulled out.
Bedroom: In bedrooms, you’ll see rugs that are placed centered entirely beneath the bed, under the bottomtwo-thirds 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, or even place a runner along one side of the bed if the room is smaller and/or you don’t want the rug to dominate the space.
Kitchen: Rectangular mid century modern rugs are common in front of sinks or other areas where you tend to stand still. Runners are also a popular choice in narrow pathways along kitchen islands or in galley kitchens.
Bathrooms: Like kitchens, you can place 2x3 rugs in front of sinks, but you can also place them by tubs or showers. Runners also work well in front of a double vanity or along narrow paths.
Outdoors: Decorating with an outdoor mid century modern rug by seating areas and dining spaces is also a fun way to incorporate that style and set the mood.
Size: Now that you’ve established the exact position of the rug, it’s time to determine the size. Don’t be afraid to take out that tape measure and space things out. This gives you an opportunity to make sure you’re happy with the layout and see how it physically works out with the furniture and in that sized room.
Pattern: Rectangular mid century modern rugs come in a ton of different patterns and designs, although they do commonly display geometric shapes, lines, or curved shapes and lines. The pattern you choose and its overall density has a big impact on the room’s tone, as well as the overall style. For example, patterns that use rigid patterns and shapes tend to blend in with modern style as well as mid century modern.
Color: Just like the pattern, the color scheme of your rectangular mid century modern rug can also serve as a bridge between design styles or serve as the basis for setting that mid century modern style. The original mid century modern style tended to use very vibrant colors, so you can include those hues if that’s the look you’re going for. Modern styles tend to use more muted or neutral tones, so you can select that color scheme if you want to blend those styles. Regardless of whether you’re blending styles or not, you can find a rectangular mid century modern area rug that fits your needs and shows off your personal flair.
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