How a Woodland Area Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A woodland area rug can highlight your room’s decor by really nailing the theme of the space. The imagery, shapes, color palettes, and other aspects of the rug’s design can tie into your other decor to further the theme and style of the room. That’s the key to creating a stunning room--look for opportunities for the rug, wall art, pillows, and other decor to work together to create your personal vision.
Decorating With a Woodland Area Rug
Woodland area rugs are especially prominent in nurseries and kids’ rooms where cute and woodsy elements can create adorably adventurous themes. However, woodland rugs expand far beyond that singular niche and can be used all over your home to varying degrees. Wherever and however you want to create your woodsy style, you can find a woodland rug that’s just right for you.
Choosing Which Woodland Area Rug is Right for You
Searching for a rug can be a daunting process because of how many options are out there, but if you focus on these key areas, you can determine what you need practically and stylistically to create your perfect look.
Position: Early on, you should determine your room’s layout and how the rug plays into that. These general guidelines will serve as a starting point and inspire you with how you can decorate your home.
Living Room: To accentuate your main seating area, center a large woodland area rug in the middle of that space. You may want to layer the rug beneath the seats, just under the front legs, or right in front of the chairs if the rug is grounded with a coffee table or some other element.
Dining Room: When you add a rug to your dining room, center it beneath the table and leave an extra two or three feet of rug on each side. That will give you plenty of space to push the chairs in and out at the table.
Bedroom: If your bed is a central focal point in the room, you can further accentuate it by layering a rug beneath the bed. This applies to kids’ rooms as well, but in nurseries, you have other options like filling most of the room, accenting a crib, or establishing a separate area for playing or sitting.
Kitchen: 2x3 and 3x5 woodland rugs can bring that rustic theme into your kitchen when they’re placed in front of your sink or stove. Alternatively, woodland runner rugs also work well in kitchens where you have a more narrow space created by cabinetry or an island.
Bathroom: Speaking of narrow spaces, bathrooms also benefit from woodland runner rugs when you want to establish a path or accent a double vanity. If you want to add style elsewhere in the room, try using smaller woodland rugs by tubs, showers, or a singular sink.
Shape/Size: Once the room’s layout is set, you can finalize the size and shape of your rug. The most common shapes for woodland rugs are rectangular, round, and runner, but there are other options like animal hide rugs or other miscellaneous shapes that can accentuate your home. The shape you choose will have a big impact on the size, so consider these facets hand in hand to create a room that is visually balanced.
Pattern: The design and pattern of your woodland area rug has a big impact on how prominent the theme is and what style it falls into. For example, some rugs will feature cartoonish animal prints, woodland creatures, and forest scenes while others will use simple silhouettes, color blocking, and more sophisticated styling. The key in choosing a pattern is to look at the rest of the room’s decor for similar styling and motifs. Then, select a rug that uses similar elements and isn’t too busy or too basic for the room.
Color: The rug’s color palette also plays a big role in the rug’s style and tone. Woodland area rugs for nurseries may use brighter, more vibrant colors to create a whimsical mood while others will use pastel greens and blues to create a more calming tone. No matter which way you lean, be sure the rug’s color palette creates your desired tone and is consistent with the rest of the decor’s overarching scheme.
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