How a Rectangular Braided Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A rectangular braided rug can highlight your room’s decor by setting the tone, reinforcing the color palette, and contributing to the room’s style. Another added bonus with braided rugs is that they provide texture along with visual interest, so the rug is both aesthetically pleasing and pleasant to touch.
Decorating With a Rectangular Braided Rug
Rectangular braided rugs are most commonly associated with farmhouse style, but they fit into so many more styles than just farmhouse. These rugs can be ideal for coastal homes, country spaces, and rustic rooms. Each rug has a specific tone and style made by the color palette and designs, so you have your pick of how you want to define your style.
Choosing Which Rectangular Braided Rug is Right for You
As you shop for the rectangular braided area rug that’s perfect for you, consider these key areas.
Position: Early on, you should decide on the room’s layout and where the rug fits in that scheme. Here are some general ideas to get you started.
Living Room: Center your rectangular braided rug within your main seating area to establish that space. Because of the rug’s texture and height, the best layouts often mean placing the rug either in front of the seats or just under their front legs.
Dining Room: For a balanced look, center your rug beneath your dining room table. If you have about two-three feet of excess on each side of the table, that gives you plenty of room to push and pull the dining room chairs.
Bedroom: If your bed is the central focal point of the bedroom, accentuate it by placing a rug directly beneath the bed. Common layouts are to place the rug all the way under the bed, under the bottom two-thirds of it, or closer to the foot of the bed. If your bed is off to one side or against a wall, center a rug in the middle of the room itself or line it up along the side of the bed.
Kitchen: 2x3 or 3x5 braided rugs can accentuate your kitchen sink area and add comfort. Other options include using a runner rug in narrow spaces or using a larger area rug to cover the room.
Bathroom: Bathrooms, like kitchens, also benefit from small rugs in front of sinks. However, you can also place these small rugs by a tub or shower. Runners are a great choice in front of double vanities or in bathrooms with a narrow path.
Size/Shape: After you know your ideal layout, finalize the shape and size of the rug. You’ve already narrowed your search to rectangular braided area rugs, but this is a good opportunity to make sure that shape works best in your ideal layout. As for size, look at popular choices like 3x5, 5x7, 6x9, and 7x9. No matter what size you choose, make sure it won’t be too large or too small for the space.
Pattern: The most common practice with braided rugs is to allow the texture to be the main draw of the rug. However, others will incorporate either a simple pattern or variation of colors. Whichever way you lean, make sure the design of the pattern fits in with the room’s overarching tone and style.
Color: Color is key in any rug, but especially in rectangular braided rugs. When you’re choosing color, be sure to choose a palette that fits into the room’s existing color scheme. Also make sure that you’re not just looking for similar colors: look at colors that convey the same tone. Perhaps you have forest green elsewhere in the room, but incorporating lime green in the rug will likely clash due to the different tones.
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