How a Grey And Brown Area Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A grey and brown area rug can highlight your room’s decor by adding to the room’s style, tone, and color palette. Adding a rug should never take away from the other decor in the room; it should reinforce the decor and even draw attention to them by following the same theme and style.
Decorating With a Grey And Brown Area Rug
When you’re decorating with a grey and brown rug, you have your choice of what style you want the rug to be. Since both grey and brown are neutral colors, they are common in a variety of styles and are available in many different patterns and color palettes. The shades of grey and brown also impact the style so that no matter what shades you’re looking for, you can find a grey and brown area rug that perfectly fits your style and conveys the proper tone.
Choosing Which Grey And Brown Area Rug is Right for You
As you look for your perfect grey and brown area rug, consider these key areas.
Position: Early on, you should decide on the room’s layout and how the rug fits into it. There are many ways to position a room’s furniture and decor, so take these general guidelines as ideas to get you started.
Living Room: The most common setup for grey and brown area rugs is to center them with the main seating area. You can overlap it with the furniture by having the rug all the way under the seats, under their front legs, or directly in front of the chairs. Another option is to use a small grey and brown area rug elsewhere in the room to establish a separate seating corner for morning coffee or reading.
Dining Room: When positioning your dining room table and rug, center your table in the middle of the rug and leave about two or three feet of excess on the sides so the chairs can be pushed in and out.
Bedroom: If your bed is the central focal point of the room, accentuate it by centering a rug under the bed. The rug may be all the way under the bed, under the bottom two-thirds of it, or closer to the foot of the bed.
Kitchen: 2x3 and 3x5 rugs are both practical and beautiful when they’re placed in front of a sink, stove, or other area where you tend to be stationary. You can also use a grey and brown runner rug to establish a pathway in galley kitchens or kitchens with an island.
Bathroom: Similar to kitchens, small rugs often work best. Small rugs can be placed in front of sinks, tubs, or showers. Runners are ideal for paths or in front of a double vanity.
Outdoors: Finally, there’s no need to just style the inside of your home; grey and brown rugs are available as outdoor rugs as well. For layout ideas, look at similar indoor spaces.
Shape/Size: Once you know your ideal layout, finalize the size and shape of the rug. Both of these facets are important in ensuring that the room looks balanced. Popular sizes for these rugs include 5x7, 8x10, and 9x12, but there are plenty of other sizes to meet your specific needs.
Pattern: It was stated earlier that brown and grey are two colors that appear in a variety of styles, but it’s worth repeating. The patterns and designs that are available for grey and brown rugs range anywhere from vintage to modern and anywhere in between. When you’re looking at rug patterns, focus on the complexity of the pattern and what makes up the design. Ideally, you should be able to find similarities between the rug’s motifs, lines, and imagery with your other decor.
Color: Narrowing your search to grey and brown area rugs definitely helps limit your search, but you still have many options to sift through in terms of color. First, you have to determine what shades of brown and grey you’re looking for and if you want one color more prominent than the other. Aside from that, decide if you want other colors in the rug’s pattern or not. These key elements will help reinforce your room’s color scheme and set the tone.
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