How a Blue and Purple Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A blue and purple rug can highlight your room’s decor by tying into the same color palette, reinforcing the style of the room, and helping to establish the tone. When you focus on the room as a whole, it will naturally help you choose pieces that bounce off one another well and each piece will shine as a part of the grand design.
Decorating With a Blue and Purple Rug
Both blue and purple are colors that can convey a variety of tones. Brighter shades can feel light and optimistic while moodier shades can create a more regal tone. Aside from the variation in shades, you’ll also find that blue and purple area rugs come in a ton of patterns, materials, pile heights, shapes, and other aspects. All this goes to show just how many options are out there for blue and purple rugs and how you can find one that’s perfect for you!
Choosing Which Blue and Purple Rug is Right for You
Since there are so many options out there to choose from, you may be wondering how to find one that’s right for you. If you start off by considering these key topics, you’ll be well on your way to finding that rug.
Position: Early on, it’s vital to decide on your room’s layout and where to put your rug. These general ideas will give you some direction on how to place your rug within common spaces.
Living Room: If you want to establish your main seating area, center your rug in the middle of the space. You can have it sit in front of the furniture, under the front two legs, or further beneath the chairs. Another idea is to have a smaller blue and purple rug elsewhere in the room to establish a separate corner for reading, morning coffee, or intimate conversation.
Dining Room: When you’re measuring to place a rug beneath your dining room table, be sure to have an extra two-three feet of rug on each side and end of the table. That will give you plenty of room for the chairs to be pushed in and out.
Bedroom: If your bed is the central focal point of the room, you can add to it by layering a rug all the way under the bed or closer to two-thirds of the way beneath it. Alternatively, if your bed is off to one side of the room, try centering a rug in the middle of the room or along the side of the bed to add visual interest to that area.
Kitchen: Small rugs go a long way in kitchens. 2x3 and 3x5 rugs are often used in front of sinks, stoves, or anywhere else you tend to stand still. However, runners are also commonplace to establish a path and provide comfort to those same areas.
Bathroom: Similar sized rugs are used in bathrooms. Use 2x3/3x5 rugs by tubs, showers, or sinks. Runners can also work well in front of a double vanity or in a narrow pathway.
Outdoors: To dress up your deck, patio, porch, or other outside space, use a blue and purple outdoor rug. You can look back at similar indoor spaces for layout ideas.
Shape/Size: Once you know your ideal layout, you can finalize the size and shape of your rug. Rectangular, round, and runner are the three most popular shapes, but there are plenty of others to choose from as well. The size you choose will depend on the rug’s shape. Some smaller sizes have been recommended above, but other common choices are 4x6 and 5x7 for small/medium spaces and 6x8, 8x10, and 9x12 for medium to large rooms. Be sure to consider your room’s size and your layout when choosing the size and shape of your rug.
Pattern: Since blue and purple are such versatile colors, you’ll find a wide array of patterns and styles to choose from within that color scheme. Check out oriental patterns and prints for traditional homes or geometric designs for modern or boho houses. If you need additional guidance in choosing a pattern, look at your other decor or examples of your favorite style.
Color: Even though you’ve narrowed your search to blue and purple area rugs, it’s still vital to consider what shades you want and what other colors are incorporated into the rug’s design. It's key to have similar colors between the rug and decor so that the same tone is carried throughout the room.
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