A green rug can highlight your room’s decor by establishing your style, reinforcing the color palette, and setting the tone of the entire room. When you’re designing your home, keep in mind that your rug and decor should work together in those three areas so that your room feels cohesive and masterfully designed.
Decorating With a Green Rug
When you’re decorating with a green area rug, you have so many different avenues to take style-wise. Between all the shades of green, different patterns, materials, pile-heights, shapes, and other aspects, there’s a lot to choose from. That may seem daunting, but it’s actually a comforting sign for how many options are out there and how there’s sure to be one that’s perfect for you.
Choosing Which Green Rug is Right for You
Since there are so many options out there, you may find it helpful to consider these key categories to narrow your search.
Position: The first step of the process is to decide on your room’s layout and where you want to put your rug. Each room is unique, but these general ideas will steer you in the right direction.
Living Room: Large green area rugs are often used to establish your main seating area by being placed in the middle of the space. When it’s there, you can set the rug in front of the seats, under the front legs, or further beneath the chairs.
Dining Room: When you’re measuring for a dining room rug, be sure to leave an extra two or so feet on each side of the table so there’s room for the chairs to sit on the rug at all times.
Bedroom: If your bed is a central focal point of the room, you can highlight that by laying a green area rug right beneath the bed. If your bed’s off to one side, then you can center a rug in the middle of the room or right along the side of the bed.
Kitchen: 2x3 and 3x5 green rugs can really highlight your sink, stove, or other areas in the kitchen. If you want to provide comfort to those areas and establish a pathway at the same time, then a green runner rug is a great option for you.
Bathroom: Similar to kitchens, you can use a green runner rug to make a path or accent a double vanity. Alternatively, look at 2x3 and 3x5 rugs for your tub, sink(s), or shower areas.
Outdoors: Finally, you can dress up your deck, patio, or porch with a green outdoor rug. For layout ideas, look back at similar indoor spaces.
Size/Shape: Once you know your room’s layout, the next step is to decide your rug’s size and shape. Both these aspects work hand in hand, so consider the size of your room, the layout of the furniture, and how you want everything to overlap. That will help you determine the size and shape of your rug.
Pattern: Green rugs come in many different patterns and styles, from green checkered rugs to oriental, persian, and traditional rugs, all the way to modern and abstract prints. Plus, you have plenty of materials to choose from that impact the look and feel of the pattern. Options like jute, wool, cotton, sisal, and others play a role in the rug’s design, so consider that along with the pattern.
Color: Even though you’ve already decided on green area rugs, you still have a lot to consider, starting with the shade(s) of green. Forest green, sage green, emerald green, dark green, and so many other options are out there to sift through, and each one conveys its own tone. Then, there are other colors you might include in the rug like black, blue, purple, pink, and red. When you choose a rug’s color palette, it should tie into the rest of the room’s scheme and create the right mood.
Frequently Asked Questions about Green Rugs
What are the most popular shades of green rugs?
Popular shades include sage, olive and lime.
Can you machine wash a green rug?
Always check the label of the rug for washing directions, finer materials like wool and silk should not be placed in the washing machine
Where should you place a green rug?
Kitchens and bathrooms are excellent choices for a green rug.
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