Area rugs for a Dark Colored Room

Area Rug for a Dark Room

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Choosing an area rug for a dark room depends on what parts are dark and why it is dark. Are the walls and furnishings dark, or is the lighting quite dim?

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1. Dark Walls, Drapes & Furnishings

When your main decor is darker, you’ll want to brighten the room with lighter-colored accessories such as pillows, blankets, lamps, and rugs. A large neutral-colored area rug in a room with dark walls will soften the room’s overall feeling and brighten the space. If the walls are lighter colored, but the furniture is dark, you can opt for a light-colored area rug. That’s the better way to go.

If you’re adamant you don’t want a lighter-colored area rug, it’s wise to choose light, bright furniture. Something in your space needs to be lighter, especially if the walls are dark.

2. Dim Lighting – An Area Rug for a Low Light Room

If your room is dark, you’ll need to brighten the space with lamps, furniture, and accessories. Of course, a dark room needs a lighter shade of carpeting. However, you can also consider a glow-in-the-dark rug for a child’s rug. A few are featured below, as well as on this webpage.

Also, Consider the Following:

  • Would a patterned but neutral rug work best for your space? Determine this by the amount of pattern that is already in the room. If you have little-to-no patterns, consider a light-patterned area rug.
  • If your furnishings and drapes are patterned, go with a solid, plain area rug.
  • Determine the size of the area rug you need. The mistake most people make is choosing an area rug that’s too small. If the area is designed to be a focal point around your sitting area, be sure the carpet is large enough so that the first part of the furniture (legs) goes a little bit underneath. The room will look choppy and smaller when the rug sits in the middle and doesn’t reach under the furniture.

Check Out These Area Rugs for a Dark RoomNotice the Glow-In-The-Dark Rugs for a Child’s Room

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