How a Plaid Runner Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A plaid runner rug can highlight your room’s decor by reinforcing the room’s tone, accentuating the style, and contributing to the room’s color palette. The right rug won’t take away from your room’s decor; it’ll actually accentuate it and allow each decorative element to shine as a piece of the room’s grander design.
Decorating With a Plaid Runner Rug
Plaid itself is a pattern that you often see used in farmhouse homes. However, plaid runner area rugs have so much potential beyond just that one niche. You can use one of these rugs in your home if you enjoy vintage, country, or traditional styles. The design of the rug can even serve as a bridge between different styles or reinforce whatever look you’re going for.
Choosing Which Plaid Runner Rug is Right for You
As you shop for a plaid runner rug that’s perfectly suited for your home, it’s vital to consider some key categories.
Position/Size: First, determine where exactly you want to place your rug. This will guide you in choosing not only the design/color scheme that’s right for you, but also the size.
Living Room: Runners can actually fit well into small living rooms where you don’t want to overwhelm the space or cover all the floor. Place it in front of a small sofa or loveseat to ground and establish that space.
Bedroom: Plaid runner area rugs are great for smaller bedrooms or bedrooms where you want to do something different. You can line up a runner rug along either one side of the bed or both sides. Another alternative is to place a runner right along the foot of the bed.
Kitchen: Kitchens are an optimal room for runners, and you place your runner in front of your kitchen sink or in a narrow pathway.
Bathroom: If you have a narrow walkway into the room or a double vanity you want to establish, place your runner rug centered in those spaces.
Foyers/Entryways: In both these cases, you can use a runner rug to establish the style of that room and set the tone for the entire home. Center your plaid runner rug under a light or with something along a wall (perhaps a bench, table, or wall art).
Outdoors: You can add style to your deck, patio, or porch with an outdoor plaid runner rug. Use it effectively to establish a walkway or line it up similarly to how you would in a similar indoor space.
Pattern: Even within plaid runner rugs, you still have a variety of interpretations of plaid. Some will use a very sharp, rigid plaid pattern while others will use an informal plaid weave. Buffalo plaid is popular with certain styles and other vintage interpretations of plaid appear in different branches of interior design. So as you shop, remember that not all plaid is exactly the same in style and tone!
Color: Color is always key in establishing a rug’s tone and style. Black and white is a common combination used in modern farmhouse style, but you can find other colors like green, red, yellow, and many others are out there as well. Focus on not only finding a color palette you like, but also one that conveys the same tone as the rest of the room. A pure black and solid white convey a very different tone than off-white and grey/black. This is key to consider with any colors you use in your home; tone is essential.
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