How a White Bohemian Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A white boho rug can highlight your room’s decor by accentuating the room’s color scheme, reinforcing the room’s tone, and adding in some boho flair with unique patterns and texture. When you’re designing a room, it’s important to look at factors like these and how they connect your rug to your decor so that the space feels cohesive and intentionally designed.
Decorating With a White Bohemian Rug
When you’re decorating with a white bohemian rug, you have your choice of what tone you want to set. Some rugs will use white as the main color and create a very light, airy space. Others may use it as an accent and allow brighter colors to dominate the rug’s style. Whichever way you want your room to go, there are plenty of white bohemian rugs out there to choose from, so you can definitely find one that fits your style.
Choosing Which White Bohemian Rug is Right for You
With so many options out there, you may be wondering where to begin your search. Fortunately, if you think about these primary areas, you can narrow your search and find your perfect rug.
Position: First, determine your room’s layout and how the furniture fits in with it.
Living Room: In the living room, a tried and true layout is to center your rug with the main seating area. You can place the rug in front of the seats, under their front two legs, or completely under the seats. Another idea is to layer your boho rugs either at an angle or right atop one another.
Dining Room: Center your rug beneath the dining room table to maximize that space as a focal point. Leave about two to three feet of excess on each side for the chairs to be pushed in or pulled out.
Bedroom: Since boho style tends to be eclectic, there are many ways to position one in bedrooms. You may layer rugs similarly to the living room, or you can center a rug beneath the bed. If your bed is off to one side of the room, try centering a rug in the middle of the room itself to establish a focal point and path to the bed. 5x8, 6x9, or 8x12 rugs are popular sizes for bedrooms.
Kitchen: One easy way to incorporate boho style in the kitchen is by using a 2x3 or 3x5 rug in front of your sink. Otherwise, use a white boho runner rug in narrow spaces along cabinets or islands.
Bathroom: This is another room where small white bohemian rugs can make a big statement in the bathroom. Place one by a sink, tub, or shower as a comfortable mat, or place a runner along a double vanity.
Size/Shape: After you’ve finalized your layout, it’s time to think about the size and shape of your white bohemian rug. Rectangular, round, and runner are three popular shapes, but you can also find other shapes. If you’re leaning into the eclectic side of boho style, consider how a unique shape can bring in unexpected flair and style.
Pattern: There are several different branches of bohemian style, so you’ll see that there are different patterns to fit into those styles. Simple geometric patterns tend to suit modern boho while designs with medallions and detailed scrollwork fit in with vintage boho style. If you’re not sure which way to lean with your style, study other examples of boho interior design and look at your other decor for guidance.
Color: You may have narrowed your search to white bohemian area rugs, but you still have to consider how prominent you want the white to be in the rug and what shade of white you want. After all, pure white and off white each convey different tones. Aside from that, think about the other colors in the rug. Black and white and grey and white are both popular color combinations, but since white is a neutral color, it works well with a variety of colors. When you’re finalizing your rug’s color palette, look at your existing decor and choose a rug that connects to that. Also make sure that the rug conveys the proper tone, whether that be fun and youthful or classy.
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