How a Red Bohemian Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A red boho rug can highlight your room’s decor by contributing to the room’s color palette, furthering the style, and setting the tone of the room. Your rug should never take away from the decor; instead, it should accentuate it by working towards the three goals listed above. When each decorative element is working towards the same goal, it allows each piece to shine as a larger piece of the puzzle.
Decorating With a Red Bohemian Rug
Boho style branches out into several different sub-styles, so when you’re decorating with a red bohemian rug, it’s important to choose a design and color palette that fits in with your particular brand of boho. Vintage boho tends to showcase bright, busy designs while modern boho uses either a more simple color palette or a more basic design. There are also ways to balance those two extremes or find a pattern that blends boho with another style. The possibilities really are endless!
Choosing Which Red Bohemian Rug is Right for You
Since red boho rugs are so prominent, you may be wondering how to zero in on the one that’s right for you. Start out by thinking through these key topics.
Position: First, decide on your room’s layout and where you want to place your rug within that scheme. These general ideas will get you started.
Living Room: Oftentimes, you’ll center a large red bohemian rug with your main living room furniture. Depending on the size of the room and furniture, you can place the rug in front of the seats, under their front legs, or further underneath. Another option is to use a smaller boho rug elsewhere in the room to establish a separate seating area.
Dining Room: The most straightforward way to add a rug to a dining room is to center it beneath the table. Be sure to leave about two or three feet of excess rug on each side so the chairs can be pushed in and out.
Bedroom: If your bed is a central focal point in the room, add to it by layering a rug either all the way under the bed or closer to the foot of the bed. If your bed isn’t centered in the room and is off to one side or against a wall, try placing a rug in the middle of the bedroom itself to connect multiple areas of the room and establish visual interest.
Kitchen: 2x3 and 3x5 red bohemian rugs are a perfect fit in front of your kitchen sink. You can also look at red boho runner rugs for galley kitchens, kitchens with an island, or a space where you just want to establish a path.
Bathroom: Small rugs and runners are great for establishing a vanity, tub, shower, or walkway.
Outdoors: Finally, you can carry your style outdoors by decorating your porch, patio, or deck with an outdoor red bohemian area rug. For layout ideas, check out similar indoor areas.
Shape/Size: Once your layout is established, finalize the size and shape of your rug. Each of these aspects is extremely important, since they impact how balanced the room feels. A rug that is the wrong size can make the room feel out of whack, and a different shaped rug may utilize your room’s layout better than another one. Carefully consider both these aspects in how they affect the tone and balance of the room.
Pattern: The first part of deciding a pattern is to determine which branch of boho style you fall under and if you’re combining boho with another style. But outside of that, look at the patterns for any motifs, shapes, or imagery that connect to the rest of the room thematically or stylistically. If you are creating a modern boho room with clean cut lines and geometry, find a rug that incorporates those aspects so the room feels cohesive. This is just one example of how a rug’s design can tie into the rest of the room.
Color: Setting your sights on red bohemian rugs specifically definitely helps narrow your search, but you still need to consider what shade of red you want to be most prominent and if you want red as the main color or an accent. In red boho rugs, you’ll often find other colors like grey, beige, blue, green, and golds. Choose a color palette that fits into your overarching scheme and carries the same tone.
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