A 6x9 rug can highlight your room’s decor by fitting into the room’s overarching color palette, furthering your style, and establishing the tone. Don’t view your rug as an afterthought; instead, view it as an opportunity to tie the whole room together and highlight each element as a part of the room’s grand design.
Decorating With a 6x9 Rug
When you’re decorating with a 6x9 area rug, you have plenty of options out there to sift through. Starting with material, you have choices that affect the texture like wool, cotton, jute, sisal, and shag, but within that, you also have the choice to get a washable rug. Then there are other categories to look at like pattern, color palette, pile height, and shape that will allow you to truly choose your perfect rug.
Choosing Which 6x9 Rug is Right for You
As you shop for your perfect 6x9 area rug, it’s important to think through some key topics and categories.
Position: First, look at your room’s layout and decide where you’d like to place your 6x9 rug. Each room is unique, but these general guidelines will steer you in the right direction.
Living Room: 6x9 rugs are often ideal for establishing a small to medium seating area. In these situations, you’ll likely place the rug right in front of the furniture, under the front legs, or a bit further under them in a particularly small living room.
Dining Room: When you add a rug to your dining room, make sure that you have about two feet of rug on each side and end so there’s plenty of room for the chairs to move in and out.
Bedroom: To establish your bed as a main focal point, you can lay a 6x9 rug under your bed. However, you can also center the rug in the middle of the room itself if your bed is pushed off to one side.
Kitchen/Bathroom: Both of these rooms typically use smaller rugs, but if you have open floor plans for these rooms, you can use a large 6x9 rug in the middle of the room or in a main corner of the space.
Outdoors: 6x9 area rugs are available as outdoor rugs too, so you can add style to your deck, patio, or porch. For layout ideas, look back at similar indoor spaces.
Size/Shape: Once you know the layout, this is a good moment to pause and make sure a 6x9 rug really is the best fit for your space. Assuming that it is, you can then choose whether your rug is rectangular, oval, or some other shape. Each shape affects how the rug will layer with the furniture and what tone the rug conveys, so take that into consideration when you choose the shape.
Pattern: The rug’s pattern is huge in defining the rug’s style. There are patterns associated with specific styles, such as geometric shapes fitting into modern and boho homes, persian and oriental prints accenting traditional homes, and so on. Then, there are other choices like Moroccan, southwestern, contemporary, etc to sift through. When you choose a pattern, look at your other decor for their style and find a rug that compliments that style.
Color: Color is another key aspect in establishing the rug’s tone and connecting to your other decor. Colors like green, black, yellow, gold, red,and white come in a variety of different shades, combinations, and designs. Some combinations like black and white, blue and white, and others are classic go-tos, but look at your room’s specific color scheme to find a rug that reinforces that.
Frequently Asked Questions about 6X9 Rugs
What shapes are available in a 6x9 rug?
Popular 5x8 rug shapes include oval, rectangular and round.
Are 6x9 rugs machine washable?
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 6x9 rug?
A 6'x9' rug works best in an 11'x13' room or smaller.
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