Hands down, the quickest and easiest way to transform a space is with an area rug. Since this room is casual, its floors are covered with a wool flat-weave rug, which is easy to care for, lightweight and easy to move around. Anytime you're using area rugs in high-traffic spaces, be sure to invest in a rug pad to ensure it stays in place and eliminates any trip hazards.
Designer Brian Patrick Flynn says this large area rug that helps anchor the dining room looks like a chunky Nordic sweater, handmade with black and gray jute and wool with eyelash fringe detailing. A premium nonslip rug pad underneath protects the weave and helps extend the life of the rug.