How a Marble Area Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A marble area rug can highlight your room’s decor by adding in a classy design, contributing to the color scheme, and adding to the room’s overarching style. The colors of the rug can obviously carry over to your furniture, wall art, and other decor, but you can also use the rug’s overall style to influence which artwork you utilize. When you design with the whole room in mind, you create a unified space, which allows each decorative element to have its moment in the sun.
Decorating With a Marble Area Rug
When you decorate with a marble area rug, you can go with a bold marble design or you can choose one that is more subtle. Some marble rugs will be more reminiscent of the swirling lines and rock formation, while others will use marbling more subtly with variation in texture and hue. Whichever way you want to go, you can find a marble area rug that matches your style.
Choosing Which Marble Area Rug is Right for You
As you shop for your perfect marble area rug, consider these key areas to help you shop and buy with confidence.
Position: One of your first steps is to determine the room’s layout and how the rug will fit into that. Here are some common layout ideas to get you started.
Living Room: Rugs are often centered with the main seats, and depending on the overall size of the living room, you can have the rug all the way under the furniture, just under the front legs, or directly in front of the seats. Otherwise, use a small marble rug elsewhere to establish a social corner or reading nook.
Dining Room: When you center a marble rug under your dining room table, it can be the perfect accent for the room and establish that area as both classy and personable.
Bedroom: If your bed is the central focal point of the room, you can center your rug along with it by placing it all the way under the bed or under the bottom two thirds of it. There are other options as well, such as placing the bed off to one side and centering the rug in the middle of the bedroom itself.
Kitchen/Bathroom: Both of these rooms can benefit from a 2x3 or 3x5 marble rug in front of a sink, but marble runner rugs also work well in narrow spaces like between an island or in front of a double vanity.
Size/Shape: Once you have a layout in mind, it’s time to choose the shape and size of the marble area rug. When considering size, it’s important to look at the room’s overall footprint to ensure that the rug won’t be too large or too small in comparison to the room and the other furniture. The shape is also important to consider with the room’s size, and whether you go with rectangular, round, runner, or something else, being intentional with the shape is vital for a balanced room.
Pattern: As stated earlier, marble area rugs come in a variety of patterns. Some will be subtle and subdued, while others will lean fully into the marble aesthetic. Those bold marble patterns tend to work well in modern and contemporary homes, since they’re essentially their own work of art. Simpler marbled rugs fit right at home in traditional and simpler styles like farmhouse.
Color: Color is yet another key area in determining the marble area rug’s overarching style. Many marble rugs will use neutral tones like grey, white, and black, but your marble rug can also include colors such as blue, pink, and burnt reds. Look at the rug’s overall color composition and see how you can incorporate those colors strategically with the other items in the room to tie it all together and have a stylish home.
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