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4 Tips for Decorating with Solid Color Rugs

Solid rugs have a multitude of decorating uses. Brightly colored rugs can be used as accent pieces to draw visual attention, as dividers to set living spaces apart, or to add a pop of color anywhere that could use an extra touch of vibrancy. Solid rugs work equally well in muted colors and natural textures. They unify elements of your decor, complement the room's palette and highlight the beauty of your other accent pieces - like coffee table centerpieces, decorative pillows or artwork. Consider the following decorating tips when browsing Pottery Barn's collection of solid color rugs.

Color Theme

Consider the color theme of the room when shopping for a solid color rug. As a general rule of thumb, you'll want to choose a color that complements your decorative accents. You might, for example, choose a rug in a color that matches part of a pattern on the drapes.

Monochromatic and dual-tone color palettes are popular decorating choices, but don't be afraid to mix it up with several different hues - like blue, white and gray together, maybe with a few added touches of red and green.

Keep it Simple with Neutral Tones

Solid color rugs in neutral tones are perfect for minimalist interiors and spaces where you want other elements - like an abstract sculpture or an ornate piece of furniture - to stand out in contrast. Neutral rugs also make a room feel larger and more inviting. This effect is even more noticeable in spaces with large windows and abundant natural light, like living rooms.

Explore Organic Textures

Solid color rugs made from natural fibers like wool, sisal, jute and bound seagrass bring a special warmth and comfort to any space. Add a reclaimed wood coffee table and a leather sofa for a rustic look, or go with a set of sleek chocolate-toned accent tables and a neutral colored sectional to give the room a spa-like feel. Complete the theme of the room with an overhead chandelier and cozy faux fur throws.

Don't Rule Out Borders

Solid doesn't have to mean borderless. In fact, a rug with borders can be an excellent choice when you want to create a clear distinction between spaces in an open concept floor plan - for example, between a living room and a dining room. Borders also help highlight other aspects of your decor - like wall art.

Pottery Barn's collection of solid color rugs includes dozens of neutral-hued, bordered and borderless options to suit a wide range of interiors, whether your style is classic, coastal or contemporary. With so many styles to choose from, you're sure to find a solid rug that expresses your style and artistic vision perfectly.