Rooster rugs are one of the first decorative items that I turn to when I need to give a room a quick French country makeover. More than one client has returned from Tuscany with dreams of re-creating the atmosphere and decor that they admired while on vacation. There are many variables and approaches toward decorating in a French country style.
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If you were to ask me what comes to mind when I think of French country decor, I would probably say roosters, bunny rabbits and woven baskets. While pottery and fabrics with these motifs are common; finding the perfect bunny or checkered rooster area rug can be tricky. Occasionally you can find pretty rooster rugs with scalloped edges that would fit just as well in the bedroom as a kitchen where it could catch the sun from the window or the reflection of the daisies on the window sill in the brilliant light from shining copper pots. But those momentous occasions when you find the perfect piece that tickles your fancy are far too rare.
Once upon a time I actually had the good fortune to happen upon an area rug with the perfect color scheme for a French Country or shabby chic baby nursery theme.
Rooster rugs that also have fluffy, white bunnies on them are few and far between. This elegant bunny and rooster area rug was cheap considering the decorative impact that it was going to have on this decorating project, but I probably would have bought it no matter what the cost!
You might ask what fashionable styles of decor would benefit from rooster area rugs? My answer would depend on the colors in the rooster area rug as well as well as what style of rooster pictures were woven into the rug. For instance, the last thing that you would want in a country French or a shabby chic room would be colorful, modern illustrations. However, as far as roosters themselves go, rooster area rugs might possibly fit in a baby's nursery or any kids’ room with a:
Farming or barnyard themes
French country themes
Storybook or nursery rhyme themes
If you are as lucky as I was that day in the discount store and find a rooster and bunny rug combination, your possibilities have expanded to include not only French country themes based on roosters and hens but perhaps a Beatrix Potter or Peter Rabbit nursery theme or other bunny rabbit nursery themes. The best decorating ideas often come from trial and error. If you happen to have some rooster rugs that had been purchased for a breakfast room or to decorate the kitchen floor, consider experimenting with it in the baby's room or even the bathroom so long as the colors are complementary and the shape and size are right for the space.
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