How a Mushroom Area Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A mushroom area rug can highlight your room’s decor by reinforcing the room’s color palette, style, and tone. When it comes to adding a rug to your room, you shouldn’t be afraid of the rug taking away from your decor; instead, look at how the rug can enhance your decoration. When your rug and your poufs, pillows, and wall art all work towards the same goal, it actually allows each element to shine as a piece of the grander design.
Decorating With a Mushroom Area Rug
There are many interpretations of mushroom area rugs. Oftentimes, mushroom rugs are defined by their color scheme which includes various shades of brown associated with mushrooms. Each shade of brown conveys its own tone, especially depending on how prominent the color is and what other hues are incorporated into the rug. Aside from variation in color, you also have your pick of pattern and style. In short, you can find a mushroom rug that truly is perfect for you specifically.
Choosing Which Mushroom Area Rug is Right for You
When you’re looking for that rug that’s just right for your needs, it’s important to think through some key areas. These qualifiers will guide you towards your ideal mushroom rug.
Position: Step one is to determine your room’s layout and where to place a rug within that. These general ideas will serve to get you started.
Living Room: To highlight your main seating area, center a rug within that space. You have the option of placing it in front of the chairs, under their front legs, or further beneath them depending on the size and scale of the living room. Another common idea is to use a smaller rug elsewhere in the room to establish a coffee corner or reading nook.
Dining Room: When it comes to dining room rugs, it’s often best to center it under the table and have it be the same/similar shape to the table. Be sure to leave about two feet of extra rug on each side so the chairs can be pushed in and out comfortably.
Bedroom: If your bed is centered along a wall or a key focal point, add to it by layering a rug under the bed. Common options include placing the 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 the side or the side is against a wall, center a rug in the middle of the bedroom or parallel to the side of the bed.
Kitchen: 2x3 and 3x5 rugs are ideal for any spots where you’re stationary in the kitchen (mainly sinks and stoves). However, you can also use a mushroom runner rug in these spots and/or in narrow spaces.
Bathroom: Runners also work well in narrow bathrooms or in front of a double vanity. Otherwise, use small mushroom rugs in front of a tub, shower, or sink.
Outdoors: You can add your style to your deck, patio, or porch with an outdoor mushroom area rug. Check out similar indoor spaces for layout guidance.
Shape/Size: Once the layout is set, finalize the size and shape of your rug. It’s key to take both of these areas seriously, because if either is off, the room may feel off-balance. The key to determining size is to make sure it won’t look too large or too small for the space. As for shape, each shape has its own tone, and some shapes will layer with furniture better than others would. Consider your specific room and don’t be afraid to plot it out to make sure the size/shape you choose is what’s best.
Pattern: Since mushroom browns are so versatile, you’ll find they come in a variety of patterns. You can go for traditional, oriental patterns, modern geometric shapes, or some other design. There are plenty of patterns out there to choose from, so you can pick one that fits with your personal style and is the right complexity for your particular room.
Color: The shades of brown associated with mushroom area rugs covers a wide spectrum. From light browns to rich, earthy clay colors, you have your pick when it comes to what shade of brown you want to be the focal point. You also have dozens of other options for what colors are included in the rugs, since brown is a color that works well with others. Your rug’s palette should connect to your existing decor/furniture and convey the same tone so the room is stylistically consistent.
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