A teal rug can highlight your room’s decor by bringing in a color that is known to be both fun and sophisticated. No matter which style or tone you’re trying to set in your room, a teal rug is versatile enough where it can help you accomplish your design vision and set the mood you’re going for.
Decorating with a Teal Rug
Teal rugs can fit into a variety of design styles, so the accessories and decor you pair with your teal area rug will vary depending on what sort of style you’re pursuing and what room you’re decorating. Common accessories and decor ideas for any room include wall art, shelf-sitters, larger pieces on sofa tables or other furniture, candles, wall tapestries, pillows, blankets, and so much more.
Choosing which Teal Rug is Right for You
When you’re shopping for a teal rug, you still have plenty of options to sift through even though you’ve narrowed down your primary color. Here are some brief guidelines to steer you in the right direction.
Position: The obvious first step is to decide which room you’re decorating with a teal rug. However, you also need to think about how you’re positioning your rug in relation to the furniture, decor, and of course, the walls.
Living Rooms: In the living room, a teal area rug can be placed directly in front of the sofa, or in the middle of a seating area. Typically, a rug is placed completely in front of the seats, under the front set of feet, or completely under the furniture.
Dining Room: Teal area rugs can be the perfect addition to any dining room, and they’re typically placed directly beneath the table. They also tend to mimic the table’s shape, but that’s not completely necessary if you want to design a more eclectic space.
Bedroom:Bedroom rugs are often placed completely under the bed, underneath the back two thirds, or centered in the bedroom. If your bedroom has a small footprint or you don’t want the rug to dominate the room’s style, you can place a runner next to the bed or set up a circular rug in the corner by a chair/seating area to establish a small nook.
Size: The size of the rug directly connects to the position of the rug and furniture--it’s important to determine the size of your furniture and if you want it completely under the furniture or in front of it, because the size of the rug may change depending on how you position it.
Shape: More often than not, rugs are thought of as being rectangular or round, but they can also come in oval, square, octagonal, and even other abstract shapes. The shape of the rug is a big factor in defining the room’s tone, but of course, it’s not the only factor.
Pattern: Teal rugs come in a bunch of different patterns and designs, and certain patterns pair well with some interior design styles. Oriental and Persian designs can work in elegant and traditional spaces, and other teal rugs that use more sharp shapes and abstract artwork tend to work in modern decor.
Shades/Pairings: While different patterns are associated with different design styles, the shades of the colors and what they’re paired with can also be connected to specific design families. Teal and neutral tones like brown, white, and black can fit with a few different design styles. More defined colors like pink, orange, yellow, purple, and coral can be used in boho and modern decor, but these shades can also be used in more traditional styles if they’re more subtle. So when you’re shopping for your teal area rug, consider the brightness of the colors and what they’re paired with to best fit your ideal style.
Frequently Asked Questions about Teal Rugs
What are the most popular shades of teal rugs?
Popular shades include turquoise, cyan, dark teal, Egyptian teal.
Can you machine wash a teal rug?
Always check the label of the rug for washing directions, finer materials like wool and silk should not be placed in the washing machine
Where should you place a teal rug?
Depending on the look and style, teal rugs can be placed in any room to complete your look. Whether it's coastal vibes or boho, a teal rug will suit your needs.
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