How a Safari Themed Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A safari themed rug can highlight your room’s decor by really honing in on the theme, reinforcing the color palette, and setting the tone for the whole room. Since safari rugs tend to lean heavily into their theme, you can pair that with other themed wall art and decor to fully establish your room’s style and make it consistent throughout the entire space.
Decorating With a Safari Themed Rug
Safari themed rugs are so fun to decorate with because of all their potential. They’re becoming a staple of nurseries and play rooms, but truthfully, safari rugs extend far beyond just those two areas. You can find rugs that lean boldly into the theme with pictures of animals and animal prints on the rug, or you can go subtle and choose a rug that has a safari color scheme. No matter which way you lean, you can really create your personal style with safari themed rugs.
Choosing Which Safari Themed Rug is Right for You
Since there’s so much potential out there with safari rugs, you may be wondering how to find one that’s just right for you. One way to start your search is to consider these important topics.
Position: First, consider your room’s layout and decide which area you want to accentuate with a rug. Each room is unique, so take these ideas as guidelines to get you started.
Living Room: To establish your main seating area as the place to be, center a large safari themed area rug in the middle of that space. You have options as to whether you set the rug in front of the seats, under the front legs, or further beneath the chairs. If you want to make a smaller statement, use a safari themed rug to establish a separate sitting area reserved for more intimate conversation or morning coffee.
Dining Room: The most common way to set up your dining room is to set a rug directly beneath your table. When you do that, be sure to leave about two-three feet of excess rug on each side and end so the chairs can be comfortably pushed in and out on the rug.
Bedroom: If your bed is a central focal point of the room, you can accentuate it by layering a rug all the way or part way beneath the bed. Even if your bed is off to one side, you can still layer it with the bed, but you also have options to lay the rug to the side of the bed or in the middle of the room.
Kitchen: 2x3 and 3x5 safari themed rugs can add flair in front of your kitchen sink, stove, or other area where you tend to be stationary. Otherwise, a safari themed runner rug can be used to establish a walkway and provide comfort to some of those stations.
Bathroom: Similar sized rugs can be used in the bathroom. Runners are ideal in front of a double vanity or in a narrow space while 2x3/3x5 rugs are often used by tubs, showers, or sinks.
Outdoors: Safari themed outdoor rugs are a great option for your deck, patio, porch or other outdoor space. Look back at similar indoor spaces for layout inspiration.
Size/Shape: After you know your ideal layout, you can finalize the size and shape of your safari themed area rug. Rectangular, round, and oval are three common shapes to work with, but you can also find safari themed rugs in other shapes, including leaf or animal shapes. As for size, that will depend on the shape you choose and how you want it to layer with your furniture. Overall, look to establish visual balance where the rug isn’t too large or too small in comparison to the room and furniture.
Pattern: With safari themed rugs, you have plenty of options with designs and patterns. Go bold with animal prints and animal artwork or go subtle with abstract prints that have a jungle color palette. Your rug’s design should lean into your theme as much or as little as you want to reinforce the room’s tone and style.
Color: Color is a key part to any room and any rug. When you’re looking for your rug, keep in mind that the rug’s color palette should also connect to the rest of the room’s tone and style. Colors like green, blue, beige, and other hues can reinforce your jungle theme and convey different tones depending on how vibrant those colors are or what other colors are used in the rug’s design. Don’t underestimate the power of color in determining your rug’s style and tone!
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