A honeycomb rug can highlight your room’s decor by using a shape that has the same tone, theme, and style as the rest of the decor. Even if you’re not specifically looking to reference bees or their honeycomb, you can still use one of these patterns to establish an appealing visual and reinforce the decor you already have.
Decorating With a Honeycomb Rug
Not all honeycomb rugs are the same; you’ll see that some will heavily reference their namesake while others will use other interpretations of the design to create their own look. Plus, the color palettes, finishes, shapes, and other aspects of the rug are extremely versatile and can be tailored to meet your specific needs. From wool to cotton to other fabrics, you have your pick to choose a rug that’s just right for you.
Choosing Which Honeycomb Rug is Right for You
As you look for a honeycomb area rug that’s perfect for expressing your personal style, think about these important topics.
Position: One of your first steps is determining the room’s layout and where to situate the rug within that. These general ideas will serve to guide you in the right direction.
Living Room: If you want to accentuate your main seating area, center your rug inside that space. You have the option of placing the rug in front of the seats, under their front legs, or further beneath them chairs. Another choice is to use a smaller rug elsewhere in the living room to set up another sitting area.
Dining Room: The most balanced way to set up your dining space is to center a rug beneath the table. Two to three feet of excess on each side is enough for the chairs to be comfortably moved in and out.
Bedroom: If your bed is centered along a wall and is a main focal point, accentuate it by layering a rug under the bed. Alternatively, if your bed is off to one side or against a wall, center a rug in the middle of the room or along the side of the bed.
Kitchen: If you just want a subtle statement, use a 2x3 or 3x5 honeycomb rug in front of your kitchen sink. In narrow kitchens, use a honeycomb runner rug to establish a path and provide comfort.
Bathroom: Use smaller rugs in this room as well. You can dress up your sink, tub, or shower with a small honeycomb rug. Runners also work well in front of a double vanity.
Outdoors: Finally, you can add an outdoor honeycomb area rug to your deck, patio, or porch. Look at similar indoor spaces for layout inspiration.
Shape/Size: Once the layout is set, consider the size and shape of the room. Both of these aspects are important in making the room look visually balanced; any size that is too big or small will make the room look out of scale, and any unflattering shape will distract from the other furniture and decor. Be sure to consider these parameters very carefully to fit your specific room.
Pattern: As mentioned earlier, honeycomb rugs come in a variety of designs. There are two aspects to consider when it comes to pattern: theme and balance. Theme is simple--all you need to do is consider how bold or subtle you want your theming to be. In terms of balance, you need to choose a pattern that isn’t too basic or too complex for your room.
Color: Finally, choose a color palette that conveys your desired tone. Check out colors like blue, grey, yellow, beige, or any others that fit into your room’s palette. Your colors should not only be in the same family as the rest of the colors, but it should also strike the same tone. That’s what makes your room feel cohesive and masterfully designed.
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