A teal shag rug can highlight your room by incorporating a soft texture and a welcome inclusion of color in whatever your existing color scheme and design style is. Whether you’re decorating a living room, bedroom, or elsewhere, a teal shag rug can be the ideal addition to your home.
Decorating with a Teal Shag Rug
Whenever you’re decorating with a shag rug, it’s important to think of both the style and practicality of the rug. Teal shag rugs are often used in areas where you see less foot traffic if they have a higher pile height. However, you can still use a teal shag rug in areas that see more traffic as long as you’re aware of it and take the proper steps to keep your rug clean.
Choosing which Teal Shag Rug is Right for You
Position: How you position the rug is key, because it sets the standard for how the rug is interacting with the other fixtures and furniture in the room. Here are some basic examples of layouts.
Living Rooms: Teal shag rugs are often placed in one of three ways in a living room: completely in front of the seats, under the front legs of the furniture, or completely beneath it.
Dining Room: The rug typically sits directly beneath the table and extends outward along the sides and ends so that the chairs can comfortably sit on top of the rug whether they’re pushed in or pulled out.
Bedroom: A teal shag area rug can look great completely under the bed, under the bottom ? of it, or elsewhere in the room. You can center the rug in the bedroom if the bed is off to the side, or you can even choose a smaller round rug to sit in a corner where you have seating or a reading nook.
Size: Size is the next factor to consider, and it’s important to think about how the size is impacted by how the rug is laid out with the furniture. For example, you would purchase a larger rug if it’s completely underneath the furniture versus if it were just partly beneath it. Scale plays into this as well. Scale simply means that everything aligns size wise--you don’t have a king bed and a 2x3 rug, and you don’t have a single chair and a 12x12 rug. Fortunately, scale is easy to discern for most people, as it’s easy to visually tell if something is out of balance.
Shape: Teal shag rugs come in different shapes as well, such as rectangular and round. You can even purchase a teal shag runner rug for those more narrow spaces. Once again, think of how the rug relates to the furniture, and consider the shape as an opportunity to either stick to tradition or try something a bit different.
Pattern: Because teal is such a versatile color, it’s available in a variety of patterns and designs so that it can fit into just about any interior design style. Some teal shag rugs may have stripes, abstract color blocking, geometric patterns, or some other design. Think about what design style your room falls into and how the pattern can complement that style.
Colors/Pairings: Finally, the shade of teal is another aspect to consider. Bright and vibrant teals can work well in styles like Boho, Southwestern, and Moroccan, while traditional styles would benefit from more faded and subdued teals. Your teal shag area rug may also include other colors like gray, green, purple, blue, beige, and so many more colors. The important thing is that the colors you choose and their brightness will directly impact the room’s style and help create your perfect space.
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