A boho rug can highlight any room’s decor because by its nature, boho is a style that loves natural textures, pattern, and color. Whether your style is more modern or eclectic, a boho area rug can accentuate your colors and style in a ton of different ways.
Decorating with an Boho Rug
Boho rugs naturally fit the design style it’s named after, which means pairing your rug with decor and accessories that use natural materials, have bright pops of color, and are eclectic or gathered from your travels. However, modern boho can use more muted accessories with the rug and let the rug one of the few pops of color in the room. The same applies to purely modern design and others that have a limited color palette; decorating with a boho rug gives you an opportunity to add in texture, pattern, and overall visual interest no matter what your design style is.
Choosing Which Boho Rug Is Best For You
Because boho rugs cover a wide breadth of territory, it may seem like a daunting task shopping through all the options. Fortunately, there are several ways that you can hone in your search so you find the perfect boho area rug for you.
Position: The first step is determining not only which room the rug is going in, but also how it connects to the existing furniture, fixtures, and decor.
Living Rooms: A boho area rug can look great centered within your main seating area, whether that be in front of a sofa or in the middle of a “U” formation of furniture. You can also use round rugs in the main seating area or a smaller rug to set up a side area like a reading nook.
Dining Room: Rugs are often placed directly beneath the table and share the table’s shape. Because boho rugs can be more eclectic in their design and placement, you could also mess around with layering rugs, as long as it doesn’t take away any of the practicality of the dining room.
Bedroom: Boho rugs work well in any bedroom for any gender or age. Placement wise, you can place it ? of the way under the bed, completely under the bed, or elsewhere, such as centered in the middle of the room.
Kitchens and Bathrooms: Kitchens and bathrooms often have set footprints, since a lot of their fixtures are permanent. Choosing a rug that fits in those spaces is easiest when thinking about where you place it. Runners can work well in front of both kitchen and bathroom sinks, or along pathways in the rooms. Larger boho area rugs can also work if the layout allows it.
Outdoors: Boho rugs can also look great outside and serve as an opportunity to add in your personal flair to large, sprawling spaces. Position wise, you’ll likely place it with seating or dining, so follow those guidelines when setting up your outdoor rug.
Size: Once the position of the rug is established, confirm the size that works best for your space. The layout affects the size of the rug, since the rug size will differ if it’s underneath furniture or out in front of it. This also plays into scale, which means that everything in the room is balanced size-wise.
Shape: Boho style rugs come in the standard rectangular and round shapes, but they can also come in oval, square, octagon, and others. Some even include tassels on the ends, and that small detail can do wonders in stylizing your house.
Pattern: One of the perks of choosing a boho area rug is that they come in so many different styles and patterns. Some will display large, sprawling patterns while others will have smaller patterns across the rug’s surface. Other boho rugs may even have a series of stripes, collections of shapes, and other designs or be simple natural lines.
Shades/Pairings: Because boho style fits with vibrant and bold colors as well as gentle neutrals, there are many different color choices and pairings in boho rugs. Tans and simple, muted colors will create a very soothing boho space, while bright teals and reds can add in unexpected and welcome vibrance. Some other popular colors in boho rugs include pink, black, white, blue, green, orange, gray, red, and ivory. Any of these colors can be blended together in similar vibrancies and brightness to be the perfect boho rug for your home.
Frequently Asked Questions about Boho Rugs
What are boho rugs known for?
Boho style rugs are famous for their intricate details, geometric patterns, and blend of colors.
What colors are consistent with boho style?
The colors used in boho decor are generally neutral colors with splashes of warm, bright colors such as blues, greens, reds, purple, orange and yellow.
Where should you place a boho rug
Boho rugs work well in social spaces such as the living room and also give your bedroom some flair.
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