By Elise Moreau
There’s nothing quite like adding yellow to a room for a brilliantly bright and cheery look. And a carpet or an area rug is just the way to do it! You might be surprised to see just how versatile a yellow rug or carpet can be — especially if you go for golden or mustard hues that contrast well against dark or neutral color shades. Not only can it add a much needed pop of color to dreary room, but it can also serve as a great focal point too. Feeling skeptical about it? I don’t blame you, and I never thought I’d ever consider a yellow carpet or rug, but browsing through some of the following ideas could change anyone’s mind about it!
Yellow Moroccan-style trellis rugs are a popular trend, even though you can get them in almost any bright color you want. Rugs USA has them, but you could probably find them anywhere else that sells rugs. A few different living rooms from Young House Love and the Happier Homemaker show how you can pair dark furniture with the rug for a striking contrast, and a couple bedrooms from 346 Living and HGTV even shows how it can brighten up some already very bright, white bedding.
While the white bedroom does indeed work well with the yellow trellis carpet, here’s an opposing example from Apartment Therapy of how a bedroom painted in dark purple can still work with it!
Okay, this isn’t really a rug or carpet but I had to include it! Fenton and Fenton features this gorgeous dark room with floors that have been painted with yellow Moroccan-style designs to resemble a carpet, or possibly even a tiled look. Neat idea, right?
Circular Like the Sun
While a circle rug that’s yellow doesn’t necessarily have to represent the sun specifically, it’s still a nice shape to bring a little sunny design into your home. The round natural fiber nuLOOM rug from Overstock works great for a small dining area. Alternatively, this doily rug sold on Etsy brings some traditional elegance to a home. And lastly, Babble shows how an area rug with sphere shapes can separate a nursery area in a master bedroom.
If you’re going to use yellow to add some color to your rug (and your room in general), then why not go all the way and make it even more interesting with some more abstract designs? Swirls, for example, are always interesting to look at. Overstock has this modern disco rug that looks gorgeous in a white or neutral room, or this yellow Donnie Ann rug with black swirls for a darker look! The Boo and the Boy even shows you how you can make swirly yellow rug work in a nursery.
More Geometric Shapes
Rugs or carpets are great for taking advantage of lots of geometric shapes in your design. This gray living room from Lare Doute doesn’t look so gray with that amazing rug! Project Nursery shows a similar color scheme, but uses a chunky striped rug instead!
Yellow is such a fun color to add to children’s rooms. Here’s another striped rug (with white this time) from Lay Baby Lay that looks adorable with the pink walls and accessories.
We’ve covered circles, swirls, triangles, and stripes. But with a color as fun as yellow, we can’t leave out zigzags! This rug from Rugs USA uses large yellow and white zigzags while this similar one from Project Nursery has smaller zigzags that are more closely spaced together.
So, maybe all these wacky designs and geometrics shapes aren’t exactly your style. There are still some really classy looking rugs you can get for that traditional, contemporary feel. This vintage yellow nuLOOM rug from Overstock has an aged look that still retains some of its brightness.
There’s also this mustard rug with a matching sofa in a green living room from Decoholic that brings a nice warm feel to the overall room.
Okay, how about some more bright colors with that already bright yellow? This stunning vintage yellow-golden rug from Etsy will be sure to make a big, colorful statement in your home.
Plain and Bright
With all the designs you can get your yellow carpets or rugs in, sometimes, a plain one is all you need. Take a look at how great it looks in this colorful living room Brazilian design site Casa.com.br.
For Smaller Spaces
Who ever said your yellow rug has to take up entire room? Check out this gorgeous example from Marcus Design Inc. for a hallway. You could also use a very small one to bring some cheery color to your laundry room, like Lil Luna did.
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