How a Blue and Brown Area Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A blue and brown rug can highlight your room’s decor by reinforcing the room’s color palette, adding to the style, and backing the room’s tone. When you look for subtle ways to connect your rug to the other decor, you actually highlight each piece, since they’re now working together towards a singular goal: making your room express your style.
Decorating With a Blue and Brown Area Rug
When you’re decorating with a blue and brown area rug, you have your pick of style. Both of these colors are versatile enough that they appear in every interior design style from contemporary to vintage all the way to Moroccan or Persian rugs. Whether you fit into one of those styles or somewhere else, there’s a rug out there that’s perfect for your room.
Choosing Which Blue and Brown Area Rug is Right for You
As you narrow down your search, consider these key areas.
Position: Early on, decide on the room’s layout and how the rug will fit into it. Each room is unique, so take these guidelines as ideas to get you started.
Living Room: When it comes to establishing a main seating area, a wise strategy is to ground it with a large blue and brown area rug. Depending on the size of the room, you may have the rug sit directly in front of the seats, under their front two legs, or further beneath them. Another option for the living room is to establish another area as a coffee corner or reading nook by setting up a small blue and brown area rug there.
Bedroom: The most standard layout with bedroom rugs is to center them with the bed and place the rug either all the way under the bed or under the bottom two-thirds of it. If your bed is off to one side, you can center a rug in the middle of the bedroom to establish a central focal point and connect different areas of the room together.
Dining Room: In most cases, you’ll center your rug directly beneath your table. Be sure to leave about two to three feet of excess on each side for the chairs to be pushed in and pulled out.
Kitchen: The cabinets and counters play a large role in defining the room’s style and tone, but the rug is a great opportunity to reinforce that style and add in some unexpected style. 2x3 and 3x5 blue and brown rugs are perfect in front of sinks or stove tops where you tend to be stationary. Otherwise, you can use a runner rug in narrow kitchens where you want to establish a path.
Bathroom: Bathrooms also benefit from smaller rugs in front of sinks, but small blue and brown rugs also work well by tubs and showers. Depending on the room, you may even use a runner rug in front of a double vanity or elsewhere to establish a path.
Outdoors: Outdoor rugs can be both stylish and practical with blue and brown outdoor rugs. These rugs are made to stand up to outdoor elements and are great additions to outdoor seating and dining areas. For layout ideas, check out similar indoor spaces.
Size/Shape: After you know your layout, consider what size and shape will work best in that formation. These rugs are available in round, runner, rectangular, and other shapes that can be tailored to fit your room’s needs. As for size, the most popular ones are 5x7, 6x9, and 8x10. However, there are plenty of other sizes to choose from and some rugs can even be ordered custom.
Pattern: The rug’s pattern is instrumental in defining the rug’s style. Fortunately, blue and brown area rugs are available in many different patterns such as geometric, oriental, striped, and so on. Find a pattern that connects to your other decor and fits thematically to solidify the room’s style.
Color: You may have narrowed your search to blue and brown area rugs, but you still need to consider the shades you include and what other colors are in the rug. The brightness of those colors affects the overall tone and style of the room, so no matter what color combination you choose, make sure that the colors convey the proper tone and fit in with the other decorations and furniture.
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