A modern grey rug is just what your house needs. How do we know? Because there's one for every house. We promise.
Why A Modern Black Or Grey Rug?
Modern grey area rugs can draw the eye and define the room with their subtle yet striking designs. Interior decorators use them in homes around the world, with all design styles.
The reason modern grey or black rugs can work with different styles is that they're made to be timeless, simple, and versatile. The ideas below are just some of many that an interior decorator might use with a modern black or grey rug:
A dark grey modern rug in a warm, inviting living room. The rug tones down the bright colors, grounding the room with its neutral balance.
A faded light grey modern rug in a country dining room, bringing sophistication to the space in an almost vintage style.
A pair of modern grey and yellow rugs in an 'L' shaped kitchen, padding the walkway and bringing a calm-yet-sunny color to the room.
The beauty of modern black or grey rugs is often the bold, sweeping designs, but you can find them in everything from plain to boldly colored. With hundreds of options, the possibilities are almost endless.
A Closer Look At Modern Grey Area Rugs
Grey is one of few colors that can seamlessly transfer between homes, rarely clashing with any decor style. The only colors that are as versatile are white and black--other true neutrals that are often combined with grey.
In Feng Shui and color psychology, grey is associated with:
The modern style is equally unobtrusive if you choose the right design. However, if you love bold, contemporary looks, you'll find plenty of attractive options.
Is A Modern Grey Rug Right For Me?
You know that these rugs can work with any home, so the trick to finding the perfect rug for you comes down to size. Start by measuring your room and the space you want the rug to define. The following chart will help you pick the right rug size:
Room: 5' x 7' ' Rug: 3' x 5'
Room: 7' x 10' ' Rug: 5' x 8'
Room: 10' x 12' ' Rug: 8' x 10'
Room: 11' x 14' ' Rug: 9' x 12'
Room: 14' x 17' ' Rug: 12' x 15'
Modern rugs look particularly striking in round shapes, especially if your room has rounded elements. Below is a size guide for round rugs:
Room: 5' x 7' ' Round Rug: 3'-4'
Room: 7' x 10' ' Round Rug: 5'-6'
Room: 10' x 12' ' Round Rug: 8'-9'
Room: 11' x 14' ' Round Rug: 9'-10'
Room: 14' x 17' ' Round Rug: 12'-13'
Also, think about thickness and material (wool, jute, synthetic, etc.)'you'll want thinner, more durable rugs if your space is subject to higher amounts of traffic and dirt.
Choosing The Perfect Modern Grey Rug
Enter your desired size into the filters and start browsing rugs. Look for designs that stand out to you, and if you pick a rug with color, select colors that already exist in your room's decor. For example, a bedroom with red accents would work well with a grey and red rug.
Ideas and Advice
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