If you follow decor trends, you know that olive green is hot right now. From olive green rugs to olive green accent walls, this earthy color is popping up everywhere. And it's no surprise, with the current focus on eco-friendly practices that natural shades are in right now.
Olive green refers to an exciting range of hues and tints that make it incredibly versatile. Some shades even verge on emerald or sage green, and each has its own use. Darker olive green area rugs are often seen as sophisticated and refined, while lighter shades are cozier and earthier. You'll see olive green and brown area rugs in traditional spaces while modern spaces favor options like olive green and grey rugs, for example.
If you’d like to decorate with olive green rugs, you’ll be pleased to know that this versatile color can fit in with almost any style or color palette. It pairs well with natural browns, tan, grey, black, white, other shades of green, and lighter colors like pink, yellow, and lavender.
For those who’d like more inspiration before they buy, check out some of our favorite ways to use olive green area rugs below:
If you have a living room decorated in neutrals, an olive green living room rug might be perfect for your home. White, tan, or grey couches and walls complement this color beautifully, creating a relaxing and serene environment. If your living area is smaller, consider a round olive green rug to create the illusion of more space.
An olive green runner is an excellent way to bring color into your kitchen. Runners are prevalent in today's kitchens because most homes either have a center island or a narrow kitchen. What better way to soften your kitchen, make the floor easier on your joints, and add a splash of color to the decor?
We’ve mentioned that olive green goes great with white, so it should come as no surprise that olive green bath rugs are in right now. They can create an urban jungle feel with even one plant (or synthetic plant, if you don't have a green thumb) in the bathroom area, making your showers and baths feel that much more luxurious.
If you'd like to try a modern bedroom color palette, ditch the reds and pinks for an olive rug with tan and white accents around the room. Green is making its way into bedroom decor as a polished and soothing color option, so try adding sage green to your duvet or curtains to complete the look. Those with low-traffic bedrooms might opt for the soft, natural feel of an olive green wool rug.
It’s hard to go wrong with olive green rugs, but you still want to make sure you buy the best fit for your home. Before you go, check out our tips below for picking the right rug for your home:
Dimensions and Shape: Measure your room and look at placement guides to pick the best size and shape for your rug. There's a big difference between an olive green rug that’s 8x10 and one that’s 3x5, for example.
Rug Pad: Add a rug pad to your purchase and install it under your rug to prevent sliding and friction damage. A pad can add years to the life of your rug.
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