How a Flat Weave Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A flat weave rug can accentuate your room’s decor by contributing to an existing color scheme, using similar designs in its pattern-work, and matching the room’s overall tone. When you’re looking for a rug that can highlight the other decor, it’s vital to find a rug that still ties to the decor in at least one of these three ways, because when the design is cohesive, it allows each piece to shine.
Decorating With a Flat Weave Rug
When you’re decorating with a flat weave rug, you can design with style and daily life in mind. Flat weave area rugs are durable partly because of their low piling, which means that they’re ideal for rooms like living rooms, kitchens, and entryways where you see a lot of traffic. Plus, flat weave rugs come in many different designs, color schemes, and materials so you don’t have to sacrifice style for practicality. From flat weave wool rugs to jute, cotton, or anything in between, you can find a flat weave rug that meets all your stylistic, practical, and comfort standards.
Choosing Which Flat Weave Rug is Right for You
As you start shopping for your perfect flat weave rug, consider the following areas.
Position: Firstly, you should decide on your room’s layout and how the rug fits into that. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Living Room: Because of their low height, flat woven rugs can fit into many different living room layouts. For starters, you can center the rug with your main furniture, and depending on the room’s size, you can either have it all the way under the furniture, under the seats’ front two legs, or directly in front of the furniture.
Dining Room: For practicality and style, center your flat weave rug under your dining room table with enough excess on the sides and ends for the chairs to sit comfortably on the rug at all times.
Bedroom: If your bed is the main focal point of the bedroom, line up your rug with your bed by centering it all the way under the bed or under the bottom two thirds of it. If your bed is off to one side of the room, you can still center the rug in the middle of the room itself to create a focal point and path to the bed.
Kitchen: Flat weave rugs are perfect for kitchens because of their durability. A 2x3 or 3x5 flat weave rug fits well in front of sinks, stoves, or other areas where you tend to be stationary. You can even use a flat weave runner rug in galley kitchens, kitchens with an island, or other spaces where you want a pathway.
Bathroom: In your bathroom, you can place a small flat weave rug by the sink, tub, or shower, but you can also stylize with a runner in front of a double vanity.
Outdoors: Flat weave rugs are available as outdoor rugs, so you can carry your style from inside to the great outdoors. For layout ideas, refer to similar indoor spaces.
Size/Shape: After you have your layout set, choose the size and shape that works best in your space. It all depends on your room’s size, but 5x7, 8x10, and 9x12 are common sizes you should consider with your main rooms. As for shape, you may think of flat weave rugs as the standard rectangular, round, or runner rugs, but they’re also available as squares or other shapes.
Pattern: Flat weave rugs are designed with every style in mind, so you can find a pattern or design that fits your personal flair. Some rugs will show off vintage design with tiles and older motifs, while others will lean into Moroccan styles with ornate details and bold colors. The key in choosing which design you like stems back to which interior design style you prefer and how that rug’s pattern fits with that style and conveys the proper tone.
Color: Just like patterns, you’ll find so many options for flat weave area rug colors. From the neutral tones of beige, white, grays, and others all the way to blues, greens, and other hues, you can find a rug that has colors that fit your existing color palette or establish the room’s scheme.
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