How Abstract Rug Runners Can Highlight Your Room Decor
An abstract rug runner can highlight your room decor by reinforcing an overarching color scheme, style, and tone. By connecting your rug to the other decor through these key areas, you create a room that is intentionally designed and cohesive. It’s important to view the room as a whole and find these connective elements, because when the room is cohesive, each piece of decor can shine as a larger piece of the puzzle.
Decorating With Abstract Rug Runners
Abstract rug runners are often associated with modern and contemporary homes, but those aren’t the only styles that can call for an abstract rug runner. The beauty of abstract runner area rugs is that much of their tone and style is influenced by the other decor and furniture nearby. For example, if you’re looking to create a coastal home, then use an abstract rug that has colors that harken back to the sea, and look for softer lines and curves that are reminiscent of ocean waves. It’s through these subtle ties that an abstract rug can fit into many different homes.
Choosing Which Abstract Rug Runner is Right for You
As you shop through our wide selection of abstract runner rugs, think through these key areas to narrow your search so you can find your perfect runner rug.
Position: First, determine where you want to place your abstract runner area rug. There are many options, but here are some standard ones to get you started.
Entryway: Placing an abstract runner rug in your entryway or foyer is an excellent way to not only set the tone for that room, but to foreshadow the style of the rest of your home. Center your runner rug with another fixture or furnishing of the room, such as placing it under a chandelier or in front of a bench.
Kitchen: Abstract rug runners can be a great addition to the kitchen when they’re placed in front of the kitchen sink. Whether your kitchen is galley style, has a large island, or you just have another narrow path to fill, runners are right at home in the kitchen.
Bathroom: Like kitchens, you can place an abstract rug runner in a narrow pathway, but you can also use it in front of a double vanity to set up a nice landing spot and accentuate the vanity’s style.
Outdoors: You don’t have to limit yourself to styling the inside of your home; abstract outdoor runner rugs are also an option! Place it on your porch, outside your patio doors, or anywhere else you want to establish a pathway.
Material: There are many different finishes, textures, and heights available for abstract rug runners, and each material has its own set of perks. Outside of the popular materials like wool, polyester, and cotton, you’ll find that some rugs are made to be machine washable. If you want a rug that can be easily cleaned and stand up to traffic, choose your material carefully and focus on ones that meet both your practical and stylistic needs.
Pattern/Design: Abstract runner rugs often don’t use solid patterns, or if they do, they’re not conventional patterns. These rugs tend to use color blocking, subtle color blending, and texture as opposed to tangible designs. Fortunately, this means that abstract rug runners are very flexible when it comes to how they meld with your other style, since your other decor will guide the tone and style of the rug. Focus on your other decor and how the rug’s design can subtly harken back to it thematically.
Color: The colors of your abstract area rug are another key factor in determining the rug’s style. Focus on what colors are combined in the rug and what tone they strike. Neutral tones like grey, beige, black, and white may be common choices for rugs, but rugs that use black as the primary color versus ones that use it as an accent color will have very different tones. Find a color palette that strikes the proper tone and connects to your other decor and furnishings to make the space feel whole.
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