How a Grey Shag Area Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A grey shag area rug can highlight your room’s decor by contributing to the room’s overarching color scheme, as well as contributing to the overall tone and mood of the room. A bonus of decorating with a grey shag rug is that its plushness and height often strikes a softer, more relatable tone, so if you want to make your room feel more cozy, decorating with a shag rug is a great way to go.
Decorating With a Grey Shag Area Rug
Like many, when you think of a shag rug, you may be thinking of high pile rugs that are one solid shade of color. While that is an option for grey shag area rugs, you can find plenty of grey shag rugs that incorporate patterns and designs that are reminiscent of popular interior design styles. There are many different designs available, so as you shop for your ideal grey shag area rug, follow our tips and guidelines to find the one that’s right for you
Choosing Which Grey Shag Area Rug is Right for You
As you shop for your perfect shag grey rug, think through these key areas.
Position: One of your first steps should be to determine your room’s layout and how the rug fits into it. There are many options you can choose from based on your room, but here are some general guidelines.
Living Room: When you’re placing your grey shag area rug in your living room, it often looks most natural centered with your main seating. You can have the shag rug entirely in front of the seats or under its front legs.
Dining Room: Place your grey shag rug directly beneath the dining room table, with enough excess on the sides and ends for the chairs to sit comfortably on the rug whether they’re pushed in or pulled out.
Bedroom: Shag rugs are perfect for bedrooms, since they create a cozy vibe. If your bed is the main focal point, center your rug beneath the bed by placing it either all the way under the bed or under the bottom two-thirds of it. However, if your bed is off to one side, choose an area rug that will be centered in the middle of the room itself to create a focal point and add plenty of warmth.
Office: To keep your office from feeling cold and sterile, place a shag rug in your main work area under your desk or in front of any spare seating you may have.
Size/Shape: Once you have your layout in mind, it’s time to think about the size and shape of the rug. For main rooms, you’ll likely find yourself gravitating towards an 8x10, 5x8, or 5x7 rug. If you want to create a statement in an entryway, kitchen, or bathroom, add in a 3x5 or 2x3 rug. When it comes to shape, grey shag area rugs are most commonly available in rectangular or round, but you can also find them as runners, square, or other shapes. Be intentional with which shape works best in your room’s footprint, and remember that the shape of the rug can impact the room’s overall tone as well, since rugs with softer edges or round shapes can be softer in tone compared to rectangular ones. However, shape isn’t the only way to define the rug’s style.
Pattern/Design: Some grey shag rugs will use a defined pattern, while others will use abstract color blocking and distressing to create a unique piece of art. Each interior design style has an overall pattern/style that it may lean into. For example, modern shag rugs often use geometric shapes or abstract designs, while more rustic shag rugs will use simple, distressed hues as the primary design.
Color: Finally, you may have chosen a grey shag rug, but you still need to choose what shade of grey it is and if grey is the only color. In grey shag rugs, you’ll often find the grey paired with other neutral tones like beige, black, white. Otherwise, blue and grey is another common combination, but definitely not the only one. When choosing your color palette, look at the colors themselves, how they match the other decor in the room, and how the rug and the decor all strike the same tone. When you design with cohesion in mind, you create a space where each piece of decor can shine, since they work in tandem instead of clashing with one another.
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