How a Flower & Floral Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A floral area rug can highlight your room’s decor by really furthering your theme and style. Plus, the rug can reinforce the room’s color palette and tone as well. When you add a flower & floral rug to your home, you can make a one of a kind statement and convey your personal style.
Decorating With a Flower & Floral Rug
Flower & floral rugs are often associated with more traditional styles, but these rugs expand far past that one style. Floral area rugs can also fit into boho, modern, rustic, vintage, and tropical styles just to name a few. Aside from the variety in style, you can find rugs with different materials, color palettes, pile heights, and overall designs so that you don’t have to settle for a rug that’s less than perfect.
Choosing Which Flower & Floral Rug is Right for You
As you shop for the flower & floral area rug that’s just right for you, consider these key areas.
Position: First up, determine your room’s layout and where your rug will fit within that scheme. If you need some ideas, look at these standard layouts.
Living Room: A large floral rug can be used to define your main seating area. In these situations, the rug can sit in front of the furniture, under their front legs, or further under them. Alternatively, you can use a smaller floral rug to accent a different sitting area for morning coffee or reading.
Dining Room: The most common setup for a dining room is to center your flower & floral rug directly beneath your table. When you do so, leave an extra two feet of rug on each side and end so there’s plenty of room for the chairs to move around.
Bedroom: If your bed is a central focal point of the room, then you can center your rug directly beneath the bed to varying degrees. However, if your bed is off to one side, then you can center a rug in the middle of the room, along the side of the bed, or in another corner where you have a chair.
Kitchen: 2x3 and 3x5 floral rugs are great for in front of a sink or stove. Otherwise, a flower runner rug can also be used to cover those areas and establish a path.
Bathroom: Similar to kitchens, you can use a runner to create a path or highlight a double vanity. Aside from that, 2x3 and 3x5 rugs can also accent any showers, tubs, or sinks in the room.
Outdoors: Flower & floral rugs are also available as outdoor rugs so you can add style to a deck, patio, or porch. Look back at similar indoor spaces for layout ideas.
Shape/Size: Once your layout is set, you can finalize the shape and size of your rug. The most common shapes to work with are round, rectangular, and runner, but there are other shapes for different sized rooms and unique layouts. Also, some popular sizes were recommended above for smaller rooms, but for medium to large spaces, check out 5x7, 8x10, and 9x12 rugs.
Pattern: Within flower & floral rugs, you have plenty of different styles. When you choose a pattern, be sure that your rug falls into the same style as the rest of your decor and doesn’t detract from the decor by being too busy. This is also a good moment to consider material, which impacts the rug’s durability and texture as well as its overall appearance. Look at options like wool, cotton, jute, polyester, and other materials to achieve your ideal look and feel.
Color: Since floral rugs fall into many different styles, you also have a wide array of color palettes to choose from. Colors like black, blue, green, white, red, ivory, teal, and so many others are out there in different shades, combinations, and patterns. Ultimately, your rug’s color palette should fit into the room’s existing color scheme and complement your other decor.
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