How a Black Moroccan Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A black Moroccan rug can highlight your room’s decor by matching the tone, style, and color scheme of your other decor. Whenever you’re designing any part of your home, it’s important to think about what tone and style you want to establish and find decorative elements that all work towards that goal. That means that when your rug works with your pillows, poufs, wall art, and other decor, then each piece will be an important part of the grand design.
Decorating With a Black Moroccan Rug
Moroccan style has been around for ages, which means there’s several interpretations and spins of Moroccan style. Traditional or vintage black Moroccan rugs may showcase detailed, busy designs and color palettes while modern Moroccan rugs will simplify the design, the color palette, or both. Diamond shapes tend to show up in both cases, as do lattice patterns and triangles. No matter how you want to incorporate Moroccan style into your home, you can find a black Moroccan area rug that’s as bold or as subtle as you want.
Choosing Which Black Moroccan Rug is Right for You
With so many options out there, you may be wondering how to narrow your search and find your perfect rug. One way to go about it is to think through these important topics.
Position: Once you determine your room’s layout, you can decide where to place a rug within that space. These general ideas will get you started.
Living Room: Oftentimes, large black Moroccan rugs are used in the middle of your main seating area. When you set one there, you have the choice to layer the rug with the seats all the way under them, under their front legs, or just place the rug in front of the seats. Alternatively, you could use a smaller rug elsewhere in the room to establish a separate seating area.
Dining Room: When you place a rug in the dining room, make sure the rug has a similar shape to the table and has extra room beyond the table for the chairs. Leaving about two-three feet of excess rug on each side/end is a good amount for the chairs to be pushed in and out.
Bedroom: If your bed is the central focal point of the room, layering a rug beneath the bed can accentuate it even further. The two most common layouts are to place the rug all the way under the bed or about two-thirds of the way beneath it. If your bed is off to one side of the room, you can center a rug in the middle of the room to establish visual interest there.
Kitchen: 2x3 and 3x5 rugs are commonplace in kitchens, and they’re often used in front of a sink or stove to add comfort and style to those spaces. If your kitchen is more narrow, consider a black Moroccan runner rug to establish that path and provide that comfort/style to those standing spots.
Bathroom: Bathrooms will use similar sized rugs to the kitchen. Use small rugs in front of any tubs, showers, or sinks you have or consider placing a runner along a double vanity.
Outdoors: If you want to take your design one step further, consider decorating outside the four walls of your home with a black Moroccan outdoor rug on your patio, porch, or deck. Check out similar indoor spaces for layout ideas.
Size/Shape: The next step is to determine what size and shape rug will fit best in your ideal layout. Much of this depends on how you decide to layer the furniture and the size of the room itself. With both these elements, it’s key to consider those factors, because if you choose a size/shape that isn’t balanced with the rest of the room, then the room may feel a bit off.
Pattern: When it comes to black Moroccan area rugs, the pattern is key in determining how bold or subtle your theming is. Most Moroccan rugs will feature geometric shapes and lines as their main pattern, but the density of the shapes and their overall complexity affect the tone of the rug, how visually stimulating it is, and if it feels modern or vintage. Look at the rest of your decor and other inspiration photos to determine what side you fall into and choose your pattern accordingly.
Color: Within black Moroccan rugs, you still need to determine what other colors are in the design and how prominent the black tones are. In more modern spins, you’ll find that black is often paired with colors like ivory, white, and grey. Vintage rugs may use black as more of an accent color and allow more vibrant hues to be in the forefront. Once again, look at your specific branch of style and choose a color palette that connects to your decor and conveys the proper tone.
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