If you’re in love with eggplant rugs, you're onto something great. Eggplant, also known as aubergine, is a dark and rich shade of purple that's incredibly versatile. It's like purple but more mature and elegant in nature. An eggplant area rug can look stunning in almost any environment, from the bedroom to the living room, with everywhere in between.
As you shop for the perfect eggplant rugs for your home, we hope you’ll enjoy our wide selection from trusted brands around the world. And if you’re not finding what you’re looking for, we suggest checking out our purple area rugs for hundreds of additional choices. Because eggplant comes in a range of shades, it can often be categorized as purple.
How to Use Eggplant Rugs in Your Home
Eggplant is generally used in small doses around the home as an accent color instead of the main color. It pairs well with white and grey, both of which lighten it up a bit, but it also goes well with bright colors. Yellow and green can complement eggplant rugs well if you choose your shades carefully.
Before you buy your eggplant area rug, don't forget to add a pad to your cart. Rug pads can add years to your rug's life by protecting the backing and pile from early signs of wear.
If you’re still looking for inspiration on how to decorate with eggplant rugs, keep reading. We’ve highlighted some of our favorite tips below:
Pick the Right Room
You don’t want to overdo it when you’re adding eggplant to your space. If your home is decorated with eggplant bathroom rugs, eggplant living room rugs, and eggplant kitchen rugs, it’ll get overwhelming fast. Instead, pick one or two rooms to use eggplant in and be intentional with your color palettes.
Choose Rug Dimensions Carefully
Measure the space you’re decorating to find the best rug dimensions for the room. A helpful rule for most rooms is to subtract 4’ from both the width and length of the room. This will give you the maximum rug size for this space while still keeping 24” between the edges of the rug and the walls.
For a hallway, an eggplant runner will provide the long and narrow shape you need. For a small living room, on the other hand, you might want a 5x7 eggplant rug. And for an entryway or kitchen, a 4x6 eggplant rug could be a great fit.
Pick a rug texture and material that’s durable enough for the exposure it’ll face in your home. For example, a wool or shag eggplant rug might work well in a low-traffic bedroom but not a busy living room. And an indoor/outdoor eggplant rug could work beautifully in an entryway, but not so much in a playroom or bedroom.
Think About Accent Colors
Eggplant rugs come in many shades, and they often include accent colors like silver, grey, or ivory. Pick one that goes well with the color palette in your room for the best results.
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