How a Black and Teal Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A black and teal rug can highlight your room’s decor by unifying the room’s design. By using similar color palettes, tone, and style, your rug can actually accentuate your room’s decor as being a part of the room’s grander design. Whenever you look for similarities and connections through these areas, you can create a room that feels professionally designed.
Decorating With a Black and Teal Rug
Black and teal is a classic color combination that is available in many different forms. Depending on the brightness of those colors, how they’re blended, the pattern they’re in, pile height, and even other factors, your rug can fit into any style, including your personal style.
Choosing Which Black and Teal Rug is Right for You
As you shop for a black and teal rug that’s perfect for you, consider these key areas.
Position: The first step of the process is to look at your room and decide on the layout. Since each room is unique, take these ideas as guidelines to get you started.
Living Room: To establish your main seating area, center a rug within that space. You have the choice of placing a rug in front of the seats, just under the front legs, or further beneath the chairs. Another way to dress up your living room is to use a smaller black and teal rug elsewhere to establish a separate seating area, coffee corner, or miscellaneous space.
Dining Room: When you add a rug to your dining room, be sure to leave space for the chairs to sit on the rug. Two or three feet of excess rug on each side is a good amount for the chairs to be comfortably pushed in and out.
Bedroom: If your bed is centered along a wall and is the main focal point, then layer a rug beneath your bed. Your three most common options are to lay the rug all the way under the bed, under the bottom two-thirds of it, or even closer to the foot of the bed. If your bed is off-center or against a wall, place a rug in the middle of the bedroom or right along the side of the bed.
Kitchen: 2x3 and 3x5 rugs are often used in front of kitchen sinks or other areas where you tend to stand still. Otherwise, black and teal runner rugs are a great addition to narrow kitchens.
Bathrooms: When you’re adding rugs to your bathroom, those smaller sized rugs fit well in front of tubs, sinks, or showers. Runners are also ideal in front of a double vanity or in a narrow walkway.
Outdoors: Finally, you can add style to your deck, patio, or porch with an outdoor black and teal area rug. Check out similar indoor spaces for layout ideas.
Shape/Size: Next up, finalize the size and shape of your rug. The three most common shapes are rectangular, round, and runner, but working with other shapes like oval or square can give you freedom in establishing your specific room and adding your style. As for size, look at your specific room and make sure the rug won’t be too small or too large for the space. That way, the room will look visually balanced.
Pattern: Within black and teal rugs, you have the choice of what pattern your rug will feature. There are some patterns that branch into a variety of styles, such as oriental and persian patterns fitting into traditional and homey spaces or geometric rugs being either modern or boho. The pattern you ultimately choose should convey your personal style and have similar imagery/motifs to the other decor.
Color: Even within black and teal area rugs, you have a lot to consider with color. The vibrancy of those colors affects the tone of the rug and if your rug will feel modern, cozy, artistic, or some other tone. The other colors incorporated into the rug also impact the tone and style, so look at the other colors like grey, white, navy, and others for not only the color itself but also for the tone they set.
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