Remember when you spotted that gorgeous blue vintage rug in someone’s home and couldn’t take your eyes off of it? Now your home can have that same touch of class with a rug so soft that your feet will thank you with every step.
A vintage blue area rug can add a calming splash of color to any room. These beautiful pieces come in all sizes, shapes, and styles, and there’s something for every home.
Interior decorators often add a blue vintage rug to the living room, dining room, or kitchen to make the area better for socialization. In both color psychology and Feng Shui, blue is associated with:
With so much goodness packed into one color, can you blame interior decorators for using these rugs so often? The best part is that even novice designers can accomplish great things with the right vintage blue area rug.
Common variations might include:
A vintage blue grey rug in the living room to ground the décor.
A thin blue runner in the foyer to protect the floor from heavy traffic and add style to a small space.
Blue rugs can be found in almost every décor style, dating back thousands of years. Blue represents the sky and the ocean, both of which are potent energies to bring into your home. Plus, it naturally calms people when they look at it.
People love vintage blue rugs because they're an excellent way to add class that a red oriental rug might create without being as invasive.
Vintage rugs often mix blue with neutral colors like white or grey, which allows them to blend into most décor styles with a little planning. With some designs incorporating artistic touches of orange, pink or red; even playful interior décor styles can accommodate vintage blue rugs.
Is a Vintage Blue Rug Right for Me?
Unless your décor style doesn’t suit blue, you will find a rug that’s perfect for your home. Use acolor picker tool to make sure blue fits with your existing furniture, accent colors, and art. These tools can also help you understand how to tweak your décor to make a blue rug fit in.
If your blue rug will be in a social area, such as a family room, living room, or kitchen, you might want to lean toward warmer or brighter blues, like periwinkle, cerulean or turquoise. If you're using it in a bedroom, a light blue vintage rug would suit you best.
Also, remember to measure the size of your room to make sure you pick the right rug. Buying a rug in the wrong size is the most common mistake people make. The following guidelines will help you identify the right rug for your room:
Room: 5’ x 7’ – Rug: 3’ x 5’
Room: 7’ x 10’ – Rug: 5’ x 8’
Room: 10’ x 12’ – Rug: 8’ x 10’
Room: 11’ x 14’ – Rug: 9’ x 12’
Room: 14’ x 17’ – Rug: 12’ x 15’
Choosing the Perfect Blue Vintage Area Rug
Double-check your measurements and use the filters to refine your search to the right size rug for you. You can also narrow your results by shape, thickness, material, and style.
Don’t forget to add a quality pad to the rug to prevent slipping and to add more cushion.
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