How a Oriental Washable Rug Can Highlight your Room Decor
Oriental design is one of the most popular styles for rugs, since it’s a style that fits into a variety of different design styles. From traditional to elegant all the way to rustic farmhouse, an oriental washable rug can highlight your room’s decor by contributing to whatever your interior design style is, accenting your color scheme, and carrying your design from floor to ceiling.
Decorating with a Oriental Washable Rug
When you’re decorating with an Oriental washable rug, you’ve got a variety of color schemes, specific designs, and overall tones to choose from. The key is that the rug’s tone meshes well with the overall tone of the room. You’ll find that color intensity and mixing plays a large role in determining the rug’s style, but there are other factors as well.
Choosing which Oriental Washable Rug is Right for You
You may be wondering how to choose a machine washable Oriental rug that fits into your home’s style and spaces. Well, here are several areas to think through to help you narrow down your search.
Position: Aside from choosing which room the rug is going in, you need to decide on the rug’s layout and if it overlaps with any of the other furniture or decorative accents.
Living Rooms: The most common layouts for rugs in a living room include placing the rug completely beneath the main furniture, under the front two legs of it, or placing it in front of it, like centering it in the middle of a seating area.
Dining Room: Your Oriental washable rug should fit well beneath your dining room table with enough room on the sides and ends for the chairs to sit comfortably atop it.
Bedroom: Rectangular machine washable Oriental rugs are often set completely under the bed or ? of the way under it. However, if your bed is off to the side of the bedroom, you can always place a rug in the center and allow that to be a focal point.
Kitchen: Using an Oriental washable rug in the kitchen makes sense, since it’s an area where messes tend to be made. You can decorate with a 2x3 rug in front of a sink, or you can use an Oriental washable runner rug in an aisle made by a kitchen island.
Bathroom: 2x3 washable Oriental rugs also work in front of bathroom sinks or near a shower or bathtub. If you have a double vanity or a narrow pathway in the bathroom, you can decorate with a runner in that space.
Size: Size and scale are two more factors to consider when shopping for your ideal Oriental washable rug. Consider how you’re positioning it under the furniture (or not) to determine the right size. When it comes to scale, it’s about making sure everything is visually balanced and nothing looks too large or small compared to one another. Fortunately, that comes naturally to many, as you feel when something isn’t right.
Shape: While it’s true machine washable Oriental rugs are most commonly found in rectangular shape, you can also find them in round, runner, and square. Perhaps your room is a unique layout, so you may need a uniquely shaped rug to fit the space. Or, you can think of the shape of the rug as another opportunity to add in style, since different shapes evoke different emotions and tones.
Pattern: Machine washable Oriental rugs tend to show off medallion patterns that show off ornate details in its pattern work and scrolling. However, not all patterns are identical in their use of shapes, design, and size of pattern. Depending on the look you’re trying to accomplish, you can choose a pattern that is more detailed or one that is more simplistic. You can choose one that has a large central design or one that is more spread out throughout the rug. There’s no limit of options for Oriental patterns.
Colors: Just like patterns, you’ll find that Oriental washable rugs come in a variety of color schemes. Blue and red, along with neutral colors like white and beige are common colors for Oriental rugs, but how those colors are combined with others really helps set the tone and style. Plus, the brightness and intensity of the colors can create its own tone. Colors that are muted or faded tend to be associated with homey, rustic styles, while bold Oriental washable rugs can fit in with modern decor, Boho, and other styles.
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