How a Hand Woven Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A hand woven rug can highlight your room’s decor by accentuating the style, reinforcing the tone, and contributing to the room’s color palette. When you’re designing your room, look for a rug that can support the style that the decor creates and fit in with your unique vibe. That way, the rug is a key piece of the room’s design and collaborates with the decor to create your vision.
Decorating With a Hand Woven Rug
As you shop for rugs, you may be wondering why a hand woven rug is the right choice for you. Well, for starters, hand woven area rugs are available in all sorts of color palettes, patterns, pile heights, and fabrics. Aside from that, these rugs are very durable and beautiful to look at and touch. If you want to add some craftsmanship to your home, then decorating with a hand woven rug is a great way to do that and fulfill all the practical and style needs of your home.
Choosing Which Hand Woven Rug is Right for You
When you’re looking for a hand woven area rug that’s perfect for you, it’s vital to think through a few key areas.
Position: First, determine your room’s layout and how you want to style the space with a rug. These general ideas will serve as guidelines to get you started.
Living Room: Ground your main seating area by placing a rug in the middle of that space. You can layer the rug far beneath the furniture, under their front legs, or even in front of the seats. Another idea is to use a smaller hand woven rug in another area of the living room to establish a separate social corner or sitting area.
Dining Room: The most balanced way to set up your dining room is to center a rug directly under your table. When you do that, leave about two to three feet of extra rug on each side so the chairs can be pushed in and out comfortably.
Bedroom: If your bed is the central focal point of the room, you can add to it by layering a rug all the way under the bed, under the bottom two-thirds of it, or closer to the foot of the bed. If your bed is off to one side, then try placing a rug in the middle of the bedroom itself or along the side of the bed.
Kitchen: A 2x3 or 3x5 hand woven rug is a great fit in front of your kitchen sink or stovetop. Alternatively, you can use a hand woven runner rug in any narrow spaces created by an island or galley layout.
Bathroom: Bathrooms will use similar sized rugs to the kitchen, and these rugs will be placed in front of sinks, tubs, or showers. Runners are also a good option in front of a double vanity or if you have a narrow path into the bathroom.
Size/Shape: After you know your layout, finalize the size and shape of your rug. The standard options of rectangular, round, and runner rugs are easiest to work with and can create stunning, classic looks, but there are other shapes out there as well for unique designs or layouts. As for size, be sure to choose a size that isn’t too large or too small for the space. Common sizes to check out include 5x7, 8x10, and 9x12, but be sure to measure your space to see what size is best for you.
Pattern: The pattern of your hand woven area rug has a huge part in determining the rug’s style. Some patterns will be versatile enough to fit into a variety of styles, such as geometric prints fitting into modern or boho rooms. Outside of that, the weave of the rug impacts the pattern and the rug’s overall appearance and feel. Look at differences between hand woven wool, jute, and other materials to see how the material itself impacts the design and overall appearance of the pattern.
Color: The material and finish of the rug also impact how the colors shine through. Colors like ivory, blue, grey, red, and so many others are available in hand woven rugs. When you choose a rug, carefully consider the colors themselves and the tone that those colors create. That way, the room you design will express the proper tone and the rug will fit in with your other decor thematically and color-wise.
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