Terracotta rugs have been trending in recent years, and the color itself is seeing a steady increase in popularity. The all-white interior is fading out of use in favor of using colors like terracotta, a warm, rich, and tactile shade of orange.
Surprisingly, terracotta area rugs can work well in a range of interior settings, including coastal, minimalist, and bohemian styles. You might take a bold approach with terracotta walls, planters, and rugs combined, drawing inspiration from trending aesthetics on social media. Or you could be more reserved and use terracotta area rugs to bring warmth into a neutral-dominant space.
Terracotta goes well with muted shades of cream, white, red, pink, green, mustard, and cerulean blue. It also pairs with earthy browns, leafy foliage, and objects with interesting textures.
Using Terracotta Area Rugs Throughout The Home
Terracotta area rugs can bring cohesiveness to your design if you use them in multiple rooms of your home. Whether you want several of these beauties or only plan on buying one, we hope you’re inspired by the placement examples below:
A terracotta rug runner in the kitchen is perfect for adding warm earth tones to the heart of your home. Look for a thinner rug to prevent tripping in the kitchen and pair it with other accents of terracotta for a complete look. You could also use two terracotta kitchen mats or a larger terracotta rug in the center of your kitchen.
Terracotta area rugs work well in the living room, making it feel cozy and comforting to spend time in. You might, for example, pick a modern abstract design with a terracotta palette to combine with casual-chic decor. Or you could select an oriental terracotta area rug for a country or traditional space.
A round terracotta rug is a popular choice beside the bed, especially in bedrooms with a warm and inviting color palette. You could also place terracotta runners along either side of the bed or put your bed on top of a large rectangular terracotta rug.
Terracotta rugs are versatile enough for use in any room, and with so many styles to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Make sure that you find a rug that you’ll love by thinking about the parameters your home and the room that you’re furnishing call for.
We included some helpful tips below to help you identify the specifics you’ll want to look for:
Consult placement guides: If you’re unsure about the size of rug you need, measure your space and then check out a placement guide. You may also need to measure your furniture to help you pick the best dimensions for your rug. Know what’s best between a terracotta rug that’s 5x8, 6x9, 8x10 and 9x12.
Consider durability: You want a rug that you can keep clean, and both material and thickness play a factor here. Research the best materials for the levels of soil, moisture, shoe traffic, sunlight, and messes in the space that you’re furnishing. And don’t forget to measure under doors that swing over the rug to find your rug’s maximum pile height.
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