How a Green Vintage Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A green vintage rug can highlight your room’s decor by contributing to the room’s style, matching the color palette, and providing balance to the room. When you design with both the rug and decor in mind, you can find similar elements that connect them such as similar patterns and motifs. These connections make the space feel cohesive and create stunning rooms.
Decorating With a Green Vintage Rug
Vintage is a term that has many different interpretations. Some green vintage rugs may use old patterns to reference previous eras of design. Others may use distressing to bring a well-loved vibe into the home. Whichever way you want to spin your vintage style, you have plenty of options to express your personal flair.
Choosing Which Green Vintage Rug is Right for You
As you shop for the green vintage area rug that’s perfect for you, consider these key areas to guide your search.
Position: First, determine your room’s layout and where you want to place the rug within it. These general ideas will serve as guidelines to get you started.
Living Room: You can ground your main seating area by using a green vintage rug in the middle of the space. One option is to place the rug directly in front of the seats, but other common layouts include placing the front two legs on the rug or allowing the rug to sit even further under the seats.
Dining Room: Center your rug beneath your table for the most streamlined look. Leave about two or three feet of excess on each side so the chairs can be pushed in and out.
Bedroom: If your bed is a central focal point of the room, add to it by laying your rug either all the way under the bed, under the bottom two-thirds of it, or closer to the foot of the bed.
Kitchen: 2x3 or 3x5 green vintage rugs are perfect for in front of kitchen sinks or stoves. If you have a galley kitchen or a kitchen with an island, use a green vintage runner to establish that space.
Bathroom: You can place small rugs in front of any sinks, showers, or tubs you have in the room. Similar to the kitchen, you may use a runner to establish a narrow pathway or set it in front of a double vanity.
Outdoors: Dress up your outside spaces by using an outdoor green vintage area rug on a deck, patio, or porch. For layout ideas, check out similar indoor spaces.
Size/Shape: Once your layout is finalized, consider the best shape and size to go with that layout. Rectangular, round, and runner rugs are the three most common shapes to work with, which really helps if you’re new to the designing game or simply like those traditional looks. If you want to make a statement stylistically or work within a difficult layout, try a different shape like oval or square. As for size, make sure that the size of the rug is proportional to the room itself and the furniture so that it all looks balanced.
Pattern: As stated earlier, there are many ways to interpret the word “vintage.” Look at both the finish of the rug and the pattern within it to decide what tone it sets. You can also use the pattern to establish a theme or motif that’s used throughout the room, such as medallions, flowers, or general shapes.
Color: Narrowing your search to green vintage area rugs certainly helps hone in your search, but you still need to decide what shade(s) of green you’re using and what other colors show up in the rug. Each shade of color has its own tone. For example, sage green is often more earthy and calm than the regal emerald green. Other colors you see incorporated into green vintage rugs include blue, grey, pink, beige, and so many more. Find the color palette that collaborates with your existing scheme or use the rug as the basis for the entire room’s palette.
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