A cool area rug can highlight your room’s decor by reinforcing the room’s tone, adding to the color scheme, and contributing to the room’s style. The right rug will accentuate your room’s decor by connecting to these three areas and ensure that the decor and rug work towards the same goal.
Decorating With a Cool Area Rug
There are many benefits to decorating with a cool area rug. The biggest perk is how the rug’s color scheme can impact the tone and mood of the room. The cool colors featured within the rug can make a room feel calming and soothing. There are also enough options within cool area rugs that you have your pick of what colors you use and what pattern they’re displayed in.
Choosing Which Cool Area Rug is Right for You
When you’re looking for a cool rug that’s perfect for your personal style, consider these key areas.
Position: The first step is to choose what room you want the rug in, but the next part is to choose your ideal layout and which area would benefit most from a rug. These ideas will serve to guide you through your thinking process.
Living Room: Oftentimes, people use a larger area rug in the middle of their main seating area to highlight that space. You can lay your cool rug in front of the seats, under their front legs, or further beneath them. Alternatively, use a smaller rug in another corner of the room to set up a social corner or reading nook.
Dining Room: Center your rug beneath your table to balance your dining space. Be sure to leave at least two feet of excess rug on each side so the chairs can be pushed in and out.
Bedroom: If your bed is a central focal point, layer rug rug under the bed to accentuate that focal point. Depending on the size of the room, you can place the rug far under the bed or closer to the foot of the bed. Another option is to place your bed along a wall or off to one side and place a rug along the side of the bed.
Kitchen: Small 2x3 or 3x5 cool rugs are ideal in front of a kitchen sink. You can also use a cool runner rug if you’re in a galley kitchen or kitchen with an island.
Bathroom: These rooms will also use smaller rugs. 2x3 and 3x5 rugs can be placed by tubs, showers, or sinks. Runners can also establish a double vanity or narrow path.
Outdoors: Finally, you can accentuate any outside spaces with an outdoor cool area rug. Look at similar indoor spaces for layout ideas.
Shape/Size: Next up, finalize the shape and size of your rug. The most common shapes for these rugs are round, rectangular, and runner, but there are other options as well for uniquely shaped rooms or different styling preferences. As for size, there are many popular choices out there, but the key is to look at your specific space and choose a size that won’t be too large or too small for that area.
Pattern: Cool colors show up in a variety of styles, so you can find cool area rugs in many different patterns. Some examples include abstract swirls, geometric prints, nautical stripes, and so many more. Your existing decor will give you guidance as to what shapes/designs fit in with your style and help determine how busy your pattern should be.
Color: The specific colors within your cool area rug are instrumental in determining the room’s style and vibe. Look for colors like blue, green, grey, beige, and other tones to add in your desired tone and connect to your overarching color palette.
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