How a Tuscan Area Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A tuscan rug can highlight your room’s decor by reinforcing the theme, contributing to the color palette, and setting the tone for the entire room. When you intentionally choose a rug that goes with your decor, you don’t have to worry about the rug detracting from your wall art, pillows, poufs, and other decor; in actuality, the rug will accentuate those pieces by reinforcing their style and allowing them to shine as a part of the room’s grand design.
Decorating With a Tuscan Area Rug
Many people lean towards using a tuscan area rug because they bring in those mediterranean vibes, but tuscan rugs specifically feel more rustic and earthy. Since tuscan and mediterranean styles have been around for quite some time, there are many interpretations of what each style entails. You can go for a traditional or vintage tuscan rug that features faded, distressed designs and imperfect imagery or go for something simple and modern. Then, there are plenty of choices with materials like wool, synthetic, and others. When it comes to decorating with a tuscan area rug, you can truly find one that checks all the boxes and is perfect for you.
Choosing Which Tuscan Area Rug is Right for You
Since there are so many options out there for tuscan area rugs, you may be wondering how to choose a rug for your home. If you start off by considering these key topics, that will help you determine what your room needs and guide you towards your perfect rug.
Position: Step one is to look at your room’s layout and determine which area would benefit most from having a rug. Each room is unique, but these general guidelines will steer you in the right direction.
Living Room: To accentuate your main seating area, center a rug in the middle of that space. Depending on the size of the room, you can lay your rug in front of the chairs, under their front two legs, or further beneath the seats. Another idea is to use a smaller rug in a separate corner of the room to establish a spot for morning coffee, reading a book, or some other purpose.
Dining Room: The most common layout in dining rooms is to center your rug beneath the table. When you do that, be sure to measure an extra two-three feet of rug on each side of the table to account for the chairs being pushed in and out.
Bedroom: Tuscan area rugs are marvelous at establishing a classy style in the bedroom. Oftentimes, rugs are centered beneath the bed and run either all the way under the bed or closer to two-thirds beneath it. However, if your bed is off to one side of the room and you have a larger, open space in the middle of the room, place a tuscan area rug there to connect multiple spaces and add visual interest there.
Kitchen: 2x3 and 3x5 tuscan rugs are often used to accentuate your sink, stove, or other area where you tend to be stationary. Tuscan runner rugs are another great option for kitchens and can line those same spaces to provide style and comfort.
Bathroom: Similar to kitchens, small rugs are typically used in bathrooms. Use 2x3 or 3x5 tuscan rugs by tubs, showers, or sinks or use a runner to establish a path/accentuate a double vanity.
Outdoors: Since tuscan style is so connected to earthiness and outdoor elements, it makes sense to decorate your outside spaces with an outdoor tuscan area rug. For layout ideas, refer back to similar indoor spaces.
Size/Shape: Now that you know your ideal layout, you can finalize the size and shape of your rug. The most popular and common shapes to work with are round, rectangular, and runner, but there are other options as well for unique layouts and unique styling. As for size, that will vary depending on the shape you choose, the size of your room, and how the rug will overlap with your furniture. Look at your specific room and don’t be afraid to measure it out to make sure the rug is balanced with the rest of the room.
Pattern: Since tuscan style has been around so long, there are so many spins on the style. You can find tuscan rugs that feature double carved trellis designs, chevron, tile prints, abstract color blocking, and so many other designs. Ultimately, your rug’s design should have similar imagery/motifs to the rest of the room and be the right level of complexity so that it isn’t too busy or too basic for the space.
Color: Finally, there’s the rug’s color palette to consider. Tuscan style is popular for earth tones like red, tan, clay, and other hues, but there are other colors that are often incorporated into the designs to bridge tuscan design with some other interior design style. For example, modern tuscan rugs may feature a basic black and white color palette or have a simpler palette. Regardless, choose a rug with a palette that reinforces the look and tone of your room.
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