How a Striped Jute Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A striped jute rug can highlight your room’s decor by fitting into the room’s overarching style, setting the tone, and reinforcing the color palette. A good rug will fit in with the rest of the decor thematically and through those three other areas so that the room feels cohesive. When that’s your mindset, you’ll naturally choose a rug that will highlight your other decor as essential parts of the grand design.
Decorating With a Striped Jute Rug
A striped rug is a classic choice that is versatile enough to fit into many different style homes. You have your pick with color palette, pile height, size, shape, and other key aspects of the rug so that you can choose a rug that’s perfect for your specific room and design. With that in mind, you can shop with confidence!
Choosing Which Striped Jute Rug is Right for You
If you’re struggling with how to begin your search and find your perfect rug, take a moment to think through these key categories.
Position: Early on, you should decide on your room’s layout and where you want to place your rug. Each room is unique, but these general guidelines will serve as a good starting point.
Living Room: Striped jute area rugs are often used to establish your main seating area. If that’s your goal, center the rug in the middle of the seats and lay it either in front of the chairs, under their front legs, or further beneath them. Alternatively, you can use a smaller striped jute rug elsewhere in the room to set up a separate sitting area for morning coffee or reading.
Dining Room: To create a balanced dining room, center your rug directly beneath the table. Be sure there’s at least two feet of extra rug on each side of the rug past the table so that there’s room for the chairs to be pushed in and out on the rug.
Bedroom: If your bed is the central focal point of the room, you can further accent it by layering a striped jute rug all the way under the bed or just part way beneath it. If your bed is off to one side, then try placing a rug in the middle of the room itself or next to the bed.
Kitchen: 2x3 and 3x5 striped jute rugs are often used right in front of the sink, stove, or anywhere else you tend to stand still. However, another common layout is to use a striped jute runner rug along a narrow pathway or centered with one of those stations.
Bathroom: Similar to kitchens, you can use a runner rug to establish a path or line it up with a double vanity. Aside from that, you can use those smaller 2x3 and 3x5 rugs in front of a tub, shower, or sink to add that comfort and style in those spots.
Size/Shape: Now that you’ve finalized the layout, you can choose the size and shape of your rug. Both of these aspects are dependent on the size of the room and how the rug will layer with the furniture. When in doubt, look at popular sizes like 5x8, 8x10, and 9x12 rugs and then measure your room to see what size and shape will work best in your ideal layout.
Pattern: Yes, you’ve narrowed your search to striped jute area rugs, but you still have a lot to consider with pattern/design. Are you looking for just a few large stripes, or are you looking for thin, narrow stripes that are more subtle? Do you want another print atop the stripes or elsewhere in the design? These are just a few areas to consider when choosing your rug’s design.
Color: Color is a key element in determining the rug’s style and tone. Jute rugs often show off natural tones like beige, tan, and cream, but you can find other colors like black, white, navy, teal, and others. Ultimately, your rug’s color palette should tie into the rest of the room’s color scheme and convey a consistent tone and style.
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