A boat rug can highlight your other decor by contributing to the area’s overarching style, theme, and color palette. As a part of these three factors, you can also look at the rug’s pattern and design as inspiration for what other decor you place in that space. For example, if your boat area rug shows off stripes or nautical ropes, then you can incorporate similar designs in your pillows, wall art, and other decor.
Decorating With a Boat Rug
When you’re decorating with a boat rug, you’re not limited to one particular style, color palette, or texture. You may be looking for a rug that works on the deck of a boat, or you may be looking for one inside your home to bring in those ocean vibes. Whatever function you need your rug to fulfill and wherever you decide to put it, there are so many options for boat rugs that you’re sure to find one that’s right for you.
Choosing Which Boat Rug is Right for You
As you begin searching for your rug, consider these key areas to help you hone in your search.
Position: One of your first steps should be to decide where you want to place your rug. There are many ways to go about it, especially if you’re decorating the deck or interior of your boat, but here are some general guidelines to get you started.
Living Areas: You will likely center your boat rug with your main seating areas, and if it’s in a living room, you have the option of layering your furniture on top of the rug. For inside boats where the seats may be built in, you can place a rug centered in the middle of the seats.
Kitchen/Bathrooms: Kitchens and bathrooms both benefit from smaller boat rugs, like 2x3 and 3x5 boat rugs. This size is perfect for in front of sinks, by tubs, or by showers. However, a boat runner rug can also be the perfect addition for these spaces along narrow pathways, by a sink, or in front of a double vanity.
Outdoors: If you want a nautical vibe outside your home, then you can place a boat rug centered with your outdoor seating or dining areas. For dining, be sure there’s at least two feet of excess on the sides of the outdoor rug so that the chairs fit on the rug at all times.
Practicality: Consider what you want out of your rug. Do you want a soft, cushioned space to step onto, or something that will sit evenly beneath the furniture? Do you plan on placing your boat rug on the deck of the boat, where you would want a non-slip back to keep it safe and secure? You may have other questions pertaining to your specific needs, so early on, think about those questions and what sort of boat area rug you need to fulfill those needs.
Pattern/Design: Boat rugs come in all sorts of different designs, with some feeling more nautical than others. Stripes are commonplace with beachy and nautical styles, but you can also find boat rugs that show off vintage patterns, geometric patterns, and unique textures. Look at your space and the other decor you have and find a pattern that has similar shapes/motifs to the other decor to tie it all together.
Color: As you shop, you’ll find there are many options for boat rug colors. Blue and white is a popular color palette for nautical rugs, and yet there’s so much more beyond that. Colors like tan, black, red, green, and so on are other colors you may be drawn to for your boat rug. The key is to look at what tone these colors strike and how that tone reinforces the mood you want to create.
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