Salmon is a warm and beautiful color that can add character and life to any room, and salmon rugs are an excellent way to incorporate this color into your decor. Salmon shades can work well in beachy, chic, eclectic, and traditional rooms. And with the range of patterns and styles available, it pops up in many other decor styles as well.
We hope you’ll enjoy our selection from top brands such as Kaleen, Couristan, Surya, and more as you look for the best salmon area rug for your home. And if you’re not finding what you need, check out our coral rugs or our full selection ofred and pink rugs for thousands of additional options. Sometimes the shade of salmon you’re looking for might get classified under a different name.
Using Salmon Rugs
Decorating with salmon colored area rugs (or any area rug for that matter) requires some planning. You'll need to know the size, palette, durability, and style you're looking for, at a minimum. Figuring these things out ahead of time makes it easier to narrow down your options, but it’ll help you buy the right rug the first time.
We’ve highlighted some tips to help you find the best salmon area rug for your home below. Keep reading to learn more.
Color and Style
Look at the room you're decorating to figure out the best color palette and style for your rug. Palette doesn't matter if you plan to pick a solid salmon rug, but if you want something multi-colored, decide on ideal complementing colors first. Salmon and green colored area rugs look much different than salmon and grey area rugs, for example.
And for style, consider decorating themes and patterns that you enjoy. A salmon lattice area rug will have a different appeal than a Persian salmon rug.
Material and Durability
Consider the traffic and exposure levels in your home and pick a material that’s durable enough for your household. You want a rug that you can easily keep clean so that it lasts for as long as possible.
Read about the materials that your favorite rugs are made from. Pick one that can stand up to the moisture, soil, sunlight, and shoe traffic exposure in the room that you’re furnishing.
Measure the room that you’re decorating to pick the best size of rug. Placement guides can help you find the best size based on your furniture arrangement.
A good rug of thumb is to subtract four feet from the room's length and width to find the maximum rug size. For example, if your living room is 9x12, a salmon area rug 5x8 would be an ideal size. This rule keeps 2' between the edges of the rug and the walls at all times.
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