How a 9x12 Southwestern Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A 9x12 southwestern rug can highlight your room’s decor by firmly establishing the room’s theme, adding to the color palette, and reinforcing the room’s tone. When you go with a defined style like southwestern, you can really choose a rug that fits into the theme and allow each piece of decor to shine as a part of the room’s overarching style.
Decorating With a 9x12 Southwestern Rug
When you’re decorating with a 9x12 southwestern rug, you have so many options in terms of color palettes and patterns to determine the rug’s tone and style. Outside of those areas, you have choices with materials like cotton, wool, synthetic, and others to get your preferred texture, pile-height, and durability. All this goes to show just how versatile 9x12 southwestern area rugs are and how you can choose one that’s perfect for your home.
Choosing Which 9x12 Southwestern Rug is Right for You
Since there are so many options out there for 9x12 southwestern rugs, you may be wondering how to choose one that best suits your style and needs. If you start by considering these key topics, you’ll be well on your way to finding your perfect rug.
Position: One of your first steps should be to decide on your room’s layout and how you want to dress it up with a rug. These general ideas will serve as guidance to get you started.
Living Room: 9x12 southwestern area rugs are often used to establish your main seating area as the place to be. If that’s what you're going for, center your rug in the middle of the space and place it under the chairs’ front legs, further beneath the chairs, or even all the way under them.
Dining Room: A 9x12 southwestern rug works best beneath a large dining room table that seats at least eight people. When you center the rug beneath the table, you should have about two-three feet of extra rug on each side so the chairs can be comfortably pushed in and out.
Bedroom: Rugs of this size are often centered right beneath a large bed and are placed either all the way beneath the bed or under the bottom two-thirds of it. If your bed isn’t centered in the middle of the room, you can lay the rug in the center of the room itself to connect multiple areas of the bedroom and create a focal point.
Outdoors: Finally, 9x12 southwestern area rugs are available for decks, patios, and porches as well, so you can add style and comfort to your outdoor spaces. For layout ideas, look back at similar indoor spaces.
Size: With your layout finalized, now you can take a moment to decide if a 9x12 rug is the best fit for you. If you need to go a size down, look at 8x10 rugs. The next size up would be a 10x14. Both give you options in terms of how much you layer it with your furniture and how it fits into your specific room and layout, so take the extra minute to make sure your size is right.
Pattern: Southwestern rugs come in many different styles and designs. For example, some will mimic southern tilework, some will show off aztec patterns, and others will focus on oriental medallions. There are options even beyond those three examples to sift through. As you shop, look at your existing decor for similar shapes and imagery that can carry over from your rug into the rest of the decor and fit into your level of southwestern design.
Color: Color is a key aspect in determining how far you’ll lean into southwestern style. Oftentimes, earthy tones like red, clay, beige, green, and other colors are in the forefront. Even then, you have options as to how those colors are mixed, what shades they’re in, and the pattern they’re displayed throughout. Your rug’s color palette should ultimately fit into your room’s color scheme and convey the same tone so your room feels cohesive.
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