A white cotton rug might sound simple, but this powerful décor piece packs a lot of personality. And it’s versatile enough for any space.
Cotton is one of the most traditional rug-making materials available, and it's among the most durable natural materials. You'll find the white cotton area rug used in homes of all different décor styles from around the world. From primitive designs in black to a flat ivory tone with an exciting texture, there's something to fit every need.
We’ve included a few of our favorite decorating ideas below for those who would like more inspiration before they buy:
A black and white striped cotton rug is perfect for a minimalist or chic room, or anywhere that has reached its limit for colorful décor. The stripes will create the illusion of more space in whichever direction the lines run, so choose wisely. Try a rug like this in a low-traffic living place.
A blue and white striped cotton rug can look fantastic in coastal and beachy décor styles, especially if you pick a navy color. However, you can also use a light blue and white striped option to add bright color to almost any space.
A round white cotton rug would work well under a round dining table or in a bedroom. Round rugs can make the space feel larger because of the distance created by the curved edges. This makes a piece like this perfect for smaller spaces.
A Closer Look At The White Cotton Rug
Did you know that color psychology and even Feng Shui can help you choose colors to use in your rooms? Many professional decorators rely on associations to decide which colors are appropriate for different spaces.
You can find other color psychology associations with a quick online search. And Feng Shui is great for esoteric associations!
Is A White Cotton Area Rug Right For Me?
A rug like this would work best in a low to moderate traffic zone, so if you have a room that will work, don’t hesitate! Cotton is a versatile material, but white can be challenging to keep clean in some areas.
If you think it’ll work for you, make a list of what you’re looking for before you buy. The following points might help you get started:
Color: If you plan to select a complementing color, check it against your space’s palette to make sure it won’t clash with your existing décor.
Size: Measure your room carefully and then test the rug size you select in masking tape to be sure it will work well. Popular sizes for white cotton rugs include 4x6, 5x8, 6x9 and 8x10.
Style: Look for designs and styles that go with what you already have.
Choosing The Perfect White Cotton Rug
Compare your options based on how well they match what you want and need in your new rug. And consider buying a rug pad to extend the life of your purchase!
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