How a Blue Tropical Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A blue tropical rug can highlight your decor by contributing to the room’s color palette, style, and theme. The imagery and patterns in tropical rugs tend to harken back to oceans, jungles, and far-away places, so these rugs can do a good job of establishing a theme and can guide you towards what other decor you want to use in the room. Be sure that the tone, style, and thematic elements are consistent so that the decor and rug work together to set the mood.
Decorating With a Blue Tropical Rug
When you’re decorating with a blue tropical area rug, you have plenty of options in terms of shades of blue, pattern, and tone. Whether you’re leaning towards a tropical beach or tropical jungle, there are designs for both of those categories and many more. So as you begin your search for your ideal blue tropical rug, rest assured that there are plenty of options out there to choose from.
Choosing Which Blue Tropical Rug is Right for You
As you shop for your perfect rug, consider these key areas to help you narrow your search and find your rug.
Position: First, determine where you want to place your rug in the room’s layout. There are many ways to go about this, but there are some standard ideas that can point you in the right direction.
Living Room: To bring that tropical vibe into your living room, center your rug with your main seating area. Oftentimes, you’ll put your rug in front of the seats, under their front two legs, or all the way under them.
Dining Room: Center your large blue tropical rug beneath your dining room table for practical style. Leave about two-three feet of excess on the sides and ends of the rug for the chairs.
Bedroom: If your bed is a central focal point in the room, you can add to it by centering a rug beneath the bed. In many cases, the rug is placed either all the way under the bed or under the bottom two-thirds of it. Otherwise, use a small blue tropical rug elsewhere to set up a separate sitting area.
Kitchen: 2x3 or 3x5 blue tropical rugs are a good option by kitchen sinks or stove-tops. Otherwise, you can even use a blue tropical runner along a line of cabinets, between cabinets and an island, or in a galley kitchen.
Bathroom: Like the kitchen, the bathroom can benefit from small tropical rugs in front of the sink, but they also fit well by a shower or tub. Runners also work in narrow paths or in front of a double vanity.
Outdoors: If you want your outdoors space to feel like a tropical getaway, then decorating with a blue tropical outdoor rug is the perfect way to infuse that style and set up nice outdoor spaces. For layout ideas, look at similar indoor spaces for inspiration.
Shape/Size: Once you have your ideal layout in mind, consider the shape and size of the rug. Both are important in making sure that the room looks balanced and that the area is fully maximized. Look at options for rectangular, round, runner, and other shapes to see what works best in your room’s footprint and layout.
Pattern: Tropical style leans several different ways, so naturally there are a variety of patterns to choose from. Some rugs will lean more towards jungle imagery with varied leaves and flowers from far-away lands. Other blue tropical rugs showcase beachy imagery and motifs like flamingos and palm trees. Whichever way you lean stylistically, choose a pattern that fits with your overarching theme and matches the style/tone of your other decor.
Color: You may have narrowed your search to blue tropical rugs, but you still need to consider what shade of blue you’re looking for. Dark navy blue rugs convey a very different tone from teal blue or sky blue, so you have to choose a blue that strikes the proper tone. Plus, blue is rarely the sole color of the rug; blue tropical area rugs often incorporate other hues like green, red, orange, and so on. Once again, choose colors that connect to the room’s color palette and create the right mood.
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