Adding a luscious black floral rug to your home is the perfect way to upgrade your decor with a touch of class. And what better way to show off your decorating skills?
Why A Black Floral Rug?
Black is an intimidating color to decorate with, and floral patterns are notoriously easy to go wrong with, so most novice designers find the idea of a black floral rug intimidating. In truth, though, the combination balances out into something that can bring depth to almost any room.
Interior decorators will often use a black floral area rug to add a touch of neutral to a space. Many decorators believe that every room needs a bit of black, and with floral patterns to soften it, these area rugs are the perfect way to add it.
The following ideas are inspired by the ways an interior decorator might use a black floral area rug in the home:
Black botanical area rugs in the living room, dining room, and reading nook around a house. Despite different botanical designs, the unified theme brings the decor together.
A black and red floral rug in a warmly lit bedroom, adding a romantic elegance that invites you to relax after long days.
A black floral wool rug in the living room, bringing the space's colors together with a touch of neutral color to ground the design.
With hundreds of options, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination!
A Closer Look At Black Floral Rugs
Interior decorators are particularly fond of using black rugs with botanical designs on them in homes with elegant themes. They're also an excellent touch for rooms that are filled with real plants, but be careful not to overdo it, lest the design go from expertly executed to tacky.
In Feng Shui and color psychology, black is associated with:
When you combine it with other colors, the intensity of black is somewhat softened. It also highlights the colors it is used with, making them more vibrant.
Is A Black Floral Rug Right For Me?
Black is a true neutral that can go with any scheme or palette. However, you'll want to imagine your room's decor with a black area rug to decide if grey might be a better choice. Grey softens the effect and is still available in plenty of floral designs.
We've included information on picking the right size and material for your rug below:
Size: Buying a rug in the wrong size is the most common mistake people make. Measure your room'and the area your rug will occupy'carefully. The chart below will help you find the right size of rug:
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'
Material: Think about your lifestyle and pick the material accordingly. Natural fibers like wool or cotton tend to be harder to clean than synthetics.