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Purple Accent & Area Rugs

Updated on February 19, 2014

The Royal Treatment: Purple Area & Accents Rugs

Finishing your decor palette with these fun-to-fabulous purple accent and area rugs is a novel way to add drama while grounding your favorite space.

Purple is the color of royalty and it's no wonder: it's a perfect melding of rich reds and mysterious black hues resulting in luxury and opulence that few choices on the color wheel entertain. But put simply, purple rugs make for the ideal crowning glory ~ in reverse.

Along with the purple rugs featured here, I've added a few decorating tips to help you decide what pile, texture and tone your room needs for the perfect finish to an opulent space you'll love coming home to.

Scroll down for a peek at unique, decorative Purple Accent and Area Rugs to enhance your indoor experience.

Let's get started!

Image Credit: Amazon.com. The Abstract Purple Area Rug shown here is available below.

Modern Abstract Purple Area Rug Cadential Purple Loft Collection Shaw Living Rug in Several Sizes

Modern Abstract Reversible Purple Area Rug Purple Complex Chenille Flat Weave 8x10' Rug

Purple Leather Matador 8'x10' Rug
Purple Leather Matador 8'x10' Rug

As I mentioned earlier, much like the placement of rugs, 'lines' present in some rugs like those I've shown here, can create an illusion of infinity. These lines can help elongate - or shorten- wall spaces.

Runners and longer area rugs with a weave that runs along the length can produce the illusion of more space along shorter walls. You might be privy to this trick with fashion, were it's advised not to wear horizontal stripes if you've a big middle, as doing so will make you look 50% bigger!

Aside from the fashion faux pas, lines do work to your advantage with your decor. You can find out just how well a rug can help in your space ahead of time: cut several strips of newspaper and place them side by side with a space in between to create the stripe effect. See how the lines help or hinder the floorspace?

These rugs either have a weave that produces a linear effect or the design boasts enough lines or striping to get the job done.

It only takes a few minutes to test your results beforehand and it will save you time and trouble if, when the real rug is delivered, you decide against it. Heres a few examples that may work well to expand your floor space.

 

Inexpensive Dark Purple Abstract Area Rug in Many Standard Sizes

Inexpensive Dark Purple Abstract Area Rug in Many Standard Sizes

Inexpensive Dark Purple Abstract Area Rug in Many Standard Sizes

Large Round 6 X 6' Purple Leather Rug
Large Round 6 X 6' Purple Leather Rug

Breaking Up the Monotony

Large Purple Leather Rug 6 X 6' Round Rug

Round rugs like this luxurious purple leather one, here can really break up cold, harsh lines that often result from modern furniture pieces in square or rectangular floor plans. Too many straight backs in couches and chairs can make the room look stiff and uninviting.

Round coffee tables with a similarly-shaped rug underneath can make the perfect interruption without seeming out of place. It's a good idea to balance your decor. If you see the room going 'over-the-edge' in one direction, introduce a piece that will relax the overstatement.

A round area rug like this one is perfect for softening those raw edges. Isn't it lovely?

Cheaper Dark Purple Shag Inexpensive Area Rug: Several Standard Sizes

Cheaper Dark Purple Shag Inexpensive Area Rug: 4' X 6' Foot Plush Deep Pile

Garland Rug Shazaam Area Rug, 5-Feet by 8-Feet, Purple Vogue
Garland Rug Shazaam Area Rug, 5-Feet by 8-Feet, Purple Vogue

Keeping to your budget is one of those important considerations you just can't afford to ignore. I know, it's not always fun ~ especially when you find the gotta-have rug or other decorative piece. Trust me; I've paid too much for a painting once and to this day, I can't fully enjoy it knowing I splurged where I had no business doing so. What I've found though, is there's always a comparable, inexpensive piece that will suffice; you may just have to look a bit longer but it's out there!

These dark purple shag rugs are super cheap (in the good sense~ money-wise), have the rich hues you may be pining for, deep, shag piles, and will serve you well for quite some time. And the price tag sure doesn't hurt.

Going cheap for nondescript and plainer pieces like solid rugs like these allow you more freedom to invest in more substantial accessories or furniture ~ or simply enjoy your savings. While there are more substantially-priced rugs, for sure, those inexpensive finds, here support the idea that you can find a great alternative for most pieces.

 

Inexpensive Deep Purple Oriental Area Rug in Many Traditional Small & Large Sizes

Inexpensive Dark Purple Oriental Area Rug in Several Small & Large Standard Sizes

Inexpensive Deep Purple Oriental Area Rug in Many Traditional Small & Large Sizes

Feraghan/New City Traditional French Floral Wool Persian Area Rug, 8' x 10', Purple Plum
Feraghan/New City Traditional French Floral Wool Persian Area Rug, 8' x 10', Purple Plum

Where there's a need to visually expand your limited floor space these classic purple Oriental area rugs will work quite well. Place a long runner or rug with the shorter wall to give the appearance of a wider floor space. Or place the rung on the diagonal (fancy way to say, "slanted") to make your room look wider.

Play with the placement until the desired results are achieved. You'll see the difference immediately when the rug is in its place.

 

Inexpensive Purple Chevron Area Rug Chatham Collection Wool 4-Feet by 6-Feet, Purple & Ivory

Inexpensive Deep/Dark Purple Abstract Area Rug Contemporary Purple 7 Standard Sizes Available

Inexpensive Dark Purple Abstract Area 100% Rug in Many Standard Sizes Safavieh

Inexpensive Purple Abstract Area Rug Chatham Collection Wool Area Rug 4X6' Purple/Ivory

New Geometric Circles Design Purple Area Rug Carpet 4x6
New Geometric Circles Design Purple Area Rug Carpet 4x6

Certain patterns betray a particular decor palette. Obviously, the abstract rug on the left here, screams, "modern" but other, less descript patterns might be harder to discern.

The strong presentation of the chevron pattern should be used sparingly, much like a 'dash of salt' added to your favorite casserole. You don't want to go overboard with it. Too many zig-zags will be so dizzying you might actually lose your focus! And the many jagged edges will compete, canceling the other out.

I suggest going for strong patterns with rugs; they'll ground your space and set the stage in motion.

I have a personal ratio of 3:1; use three plain pieces to every high-energy addition. If you're careful to keep busy prints at a minimum, you'll be successful.

Best wishes!

 

Purple Area Rugs: Modern, Abstract, Braided , Large or Small. What's Your Fave?

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