Red area rugs have seen a recent boom in popularity in the past several years, and they are not going anywhere any time soon! Red is widely available in many different shades to work well with any type of home décor. Whether you are looking for a rust color rug to create a more subdued space, a dark red color to make a room look masculine and inviting, or a red and black theme to provide a sense of modern flair in your space, you can easily incorporate any type of red you like into your decoration. Red is a fun, bright color that makes a room really come to life when you use it in your rug. No matter what room you are planning to decorate, let your red rug help you create the space of your dreams!
Red Rugs in the Living Room
Your living room is one of the most important parts of your home. When you entertain, this is the main room your guests will see. You want to select the perfect rug for this type of space! For a very traditional living room with an oriental style rug, stick to carmine or carnelian with a cream color accent for the pattern. Alizarin crimson is another great, rich red shade that looks good with just about any accent, while Indian red, oxblood, and mahogany are a little more muted and can work with a southwestern room as well as a traditional one. Another great option for sticking to an overall theme is terra cotta or Tuscan red. These reds look great in country style living rooms as well as in a more casual space. For a really casual style, choose a rosewood or dark red throw rug instead of a full-sized one. However, most living rooms look best when red is used in more traditional and formal ways, so sticking to rugs in brick and gray or grey and rust can help you make that elegance and charm come to life. Burgundy and brown is another great choice for a traditional patterned rug with a border.
Or, Red Area Rugs in the Kitchen
Choose bold, bright reds in the kitchen to make your space look like a kitchen from the past! If you have chrome appliances, bright cardinal or electric crimson can look like an old-fashioned diner when you use them sparingly. Coquelicot and Persian red are sure to call to mind a 1950s style, especially when you use solid color round rugs to give a polka-dot feeling to the room. For something a little more subdued with a contemporary style, try a round American rose color or a black and raspberry striped rug instead. These types of kitchen rugs include the same color that you might find in a funky 50’s kitchen, but tone them down a few shades to make things seem more sophisticated. Of course, for a really modern twist you can try a blue and vermilion striped theme to give yourself complementary colors to work with instead!
Why not some Red Rugs in the Dining Room
Fire red rugs in the dining room can make this space sizzle! A flame red color paired with black and white around the room can make for a very modern and bold space. You can make this color scheme work for holidays as well by incorporating green at Christmas or working with a lava red white and blue theme for the more patriotic times of the year. Venetian red or crimson shag rugs can be a really fun and funky addition to a dining room. Go a shade deeper and put a round ruby shag carpet off-center for a quirky style. If you are looking for a hip and fun way to decorate your dining room in trendy style, red rugs are perfect for you. Of course, the dining room can also be more traditional and elegant. Choose a redwood or rose color if you prefer to keep things more muted and subdued, or even opt for a coral color if you feel like pink might work a little better for your space. Floral patterns are always a good choice if you are going for a traditional theme. Do not overdo it on the number of colors in your rug with this style.
And Some Red Colors in the Bedroom
Pink and purple shades of red look incredible in any bedroom. Spice things up with fuchsia or folly pink, or use magenta or red-violet to give yourself a deeper element of purple to work with when decorating throughout the space. Tyrian purple is another excellent option if you are looking for something that walks the line between red and purple, while gray and maroon striped or patterned rugs can give you a more muted version of the same. If you feel like sticking to something a little more toned down overall in your bedroom, choose a pink and white floral theme for a traditional motif or go with a braided auburn oval shape if you want to create a beautiful country bedroom. Pair amaranth or cerise and black for a bold take on deeper shades of red that can be balanced by a more neutral black, or work with the very popular wine red instead. However you choose to decorate your bedroom, you can easily incorporate your favorite styles by choosing the perfect rug. These types of colors can go between modern and traditional well, which gives you a chance for a transitional style and a room that does not have to be too strictly defined.
As you can see, red rugs are incredibly versatile! No matter the type of space you want to create or the emotions you want to invoke in your room, you can include a red color in your decorating and you are sure to be happy with the results. Remember to choose something more muted like a dark red and grey rug for a more traditional look, or go with a bold red and blue or even multi color rug focusing mostly on red for a whimsical style instead. The possibilities are endless when working with red rugs!
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