How Ultra Thin Area Rugs Can Highlight Your Room Decor
Ultra thin area rugs can highlight your room’s decor by reinforcing their color scheme, setting the same tone, and conveying a consistent style. Rugs and decor should ultimately work together to create your personal aesthetic, not be pitted against one another. By shopping with this mentality, you will choose items that complement one another and when the room is done, each decorative piece will shine as part of the grand overarching design.
Decorating With Ultra Thin Area Rugs
There are many reasons why you should decorate with an ultra thin rug. Oftentimes, these rugs are placed by doors, entryways, or other spaces where you may be concerned about tripping hazards. These thin rugs also tend to be easier to maintain as their lack of pile is better at limiting the dirt and dust caught in the fibers. Certain materials like vinyl or cotton also provide their own set of perks in terms of cleanliness, texture, and maintenance. While ultra thin may not be as plush as others, they can easily have extra comfort with a well placed rug pad beneath them. Suffice to say, choosing to decorate with thin area rugs is a smart way to customize your home and meet your practical needs!
Choosing Which Ultra Thin Area Rug is Right for You
As you shop for the best thin rug, it’s important to narrow your search and consider what you want from your rug.
Position: Step one of the process is to decide on your room’s layout and where you’d like to set your thin area rug. While each room is unique, these general ideas will at least give you some inspiration and guidance.
Living Room: To add an ultra thin low pile rug to your living room, try centering it within the main seating area. This arrangement often works best if you lay the rug in front of the chairs, under their front legs, or further beneath them.
Dining Room: Low pile rugs are ideal for dining rooms, since you don’t want your chairs getting caught on the rug. To make the space practical and visually balanced, center the table on the rug and then measure an extra one or two feet on each side and end so the chairs have room to be moved around on the rug.
Bedroom: If your bed is a main focal point of the room, you can accent it by laying a rug all the way under the bed, under the bottom two-thirds of it, or closer to the foot of the bed. Alternatively, if the bed is off to one side of the room, use a rug in the middle of the room to act as a focal point and connect multiple areas of the room.
Kitchen: 2x3 and 3x5 thin area rugs are often used in front of sinks and stoves. However, ultra thin runner rugs are also ideal to cover the same space and create a walkway.
Bathroom: Bathrooms also benefit from smaller 2x3 and 3x5 rugs in front of sinks, tubs, and showers. Runners are also a great option for dressing up a double vanity or creating a path.
Outdoors: Ultra thin rugs are also available as outdoor rugs, so you can use them to ground a dining area, define a seating space, or establish a walkway.
Size/Shape: Once the room’s layout is decided, it is time to consider the rug’s size and shape. Both of these aspects depend on how big the room is and how much the rug will overlap with the furniture. While some small sizes were recommended above, popular larger options include 5x7, 8x10, 9x12, and others. Shapes also range anywhere from the typical rectangular and round shapes to square, oval, and others. In the end, it comes down to what will look visually balanced within your space.
Pattern: Ultra thin area rugs are available in many different designs and prints. Classic Oriental designs, vintage tile prints, youthful boho styles, artistic modern patterns, and others are out there to choose from. Look at your existing decor for imagery, motifs, or shapes that can carry over into the rug so that the room feels thematically coherent.
Color: Color is another area where you want to look at your existing decor and color scheme for guidance. Neutral options like black, white, grey, and beige may be some of the most popular colors, but other hues also show up in prints to add to the rug’s tone. Not only should your rug’s color palette work within your existing color scheme, but it should also convey the same tone and fit the room’s overarching style.
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