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Style Series: Understanding Farmhouse Style Rugs, Design and Décor

We’ve all been spending a lot of time at home these days, and most of us are getting just a little tired of our outdated spaces. Luckily there are tons of ways to update your living areas by changing minor aspects. One of our favorite ways to spice up any room is by adding farmhouse style rugs!

What is Farmhouse Style?

Farmhouse style homes have grown in popularity over the last few years. Popularized by Joanna Gaines, farmhouse style is a style that introduces a rustic look, warmth, and traditional design with a touch of chic and modern. “I think of it as homey,” Martha Stewart says of her farmhouse style home. “It’s about being comfortable.” As the importance of truly feeling at home in your own space has become more important to homeowners, these rugs have played a large role in allowing designers to recreate a home. Farmhouse style allows for an unpretentious, down-to-earth feeling while still adding a bit of class to any room. The styles differ widely and can easily be adaptable to your personal style and color palette.

Pair farmhouse style rugs with an iron bed frame, reclaimed wood furniture, leather accents, and, of course, shiplap! Consider adding a few plants or antique finds to emphasize the farmhouse look! When finishing a farmhouse style, always think of furniture that is both homey and practical; farmhouse is all about re-purposing and functionality! This functionality is also achieved through how you arrange your furniture. With farmhouse style, practicality comes first while style comes in as a close second.

As you can see from looking at any Fixer-Upper house from Joanna Gaines, farmhouse style is all about clean lines and sharp colors. To accentuate this sharpness, choose bright or neutral colors that also emphasizes the rustic style. Pastel colors and antique wood can bring together the country feel when paired with a farmhouse area rug. Farmhouse rugs also go seamlessly with whites, browns, greys, and light blues.

Make a First Impression

Adding a rug to your entryway can set the tone for the rest of your home. Not only will you want to choose a carpet that establishes the feel of your home, but you’ll also want to choose a high-quality rug that will endure the high foot traffic it’s sure to experience. Consider adding a small Chateau Rug or Runner to your entryway and a larger version in the living room. If you have a long narrow entryway or a wide shallow one, then the Chateau Runner will be perfect for your space! However, if your entryway is large and has an arching door or leads to large stairs, then a round rug may do the trick!

Define Spaces with Farmhouse Style Rugs

traditional farmhouse style rug in living room

As open floor plans grow in popularity, the importance of defining spaces is also becoming more prominent. Adding a farmhouse style area rug to your living room can help differentiate the space from the kitchen. This can also be a wonderful way to add personality to an apartment and give the illusion of more space by creating two rooms out of one. Consider adding a light Chateau Rug to your living room to add a bit of class to open space.

Add a Splash of Color

Modern farmhouse style runner rug

Area rugs can be the perfect addition to a dull room as they can easily introduce in a new color scheme. Switching up the color scheme of a room can easily revamp any area without having to fully redecorate. Our Legacy Collection and the Modern Classical Rugs each come in bright colors that will help lighten your mood and your home. A Yellow rug can add a splash of sunshine to a room primarily furnished with whites, grays, and blacks, but it can also add a modern flair to an already colorful room. Orange or purple rugs can dramatically switch up your color palette and go great with browns and leather. Brighter rooms give the illusion of more space and larger windows which is sure to make you love being at home! Complement your new rug with colorful art or matching throw pillows to tie together the look!

Create Your Retreat

Farmhouse style rug in bedroom

Adding a rug to your bedroom can easily redefine the space as your quiet, spa-like retreat. Bedroom rugs should be light and cozy to encourage better sleep. Many designers also suggest going extra big with bedroom rugs to allow for the maximum amount of soft space. Adding a neutral-toned rug will cozy up any space, especially with matching or complementing pillows and blankets. Jewel-toned rugs can also add a wonderful splash of color to a primarily white room without being abrasive. We love the Delilah Rug and the Modern Classic Rug for a peaceful addition to any bedroom.

Grow Your Space

Farmhouse style rug in breakfast nook

Round farmhouse style rugs do wonders for opening up a room. Designers often use round rugs to make a room look larger. Placing the rug in the middle of the room can help direct the eye away from the walls deterring your mind away from the feeling of being boxed in. The circle creates an interesting contrast to the squared-up walls and tighter space and can lead your eyes in a fluid motion. Adding a rug from our Pastoral Collection to your kitchen can highlight your dining table and add a unique contrast to the room.

Cozy Up

Create a small reading nook to your living room or foyer by creating an accent corner. Add the Chateau Round Rug to an empty corner of your house and top with a cute accent chair, potted plant, and small side table to create the perfect at-home retreat! The 3′ 3 x 5′ 3 Chateau Rug can also create a unique space by placing the rug diagonally in a small space alongside a cute chair. Who wouldn’t want to curl up with a cup of tea in a cute nook? Bonus points if your accent corner gets plenty of natural light to show it off!

Remember to Complement

modern farmhouse rug

A great rule of thumb to keep in mind is that all large area rugs you can see at one time from any single place in the house should complement each other. Rugs of complementing styles and within the same color scheme work great! Using both a rectangular rug and a circular rug in the same pattern is another wonderful way to achieve this cohesiveness. And remember, rugs in rooms far away from each other are fair game so don’t be afraid to stray a bit from your usual style!

Find Perfect Farmhouse Style Rugs for any Space!

Ready to try the farmhosue style yourself? Get started with a beautiful farmhoue area rug from Rugs.com. With thousands of rugs in hundreds of styles, we make it easy to find the perfect piece for your home.

Keep an eye out for future installments of our “style series” where we’ll walk you through more popular design styles and how to find the best rugs to fit that setting.

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