This living room tries something new and unexpected with its layered rugs: The top rug, in strong black, is positioned diagonally, instead of parallel, to the sofa. The move pulls the eye across the space and breaks up the room's boxy shape.
Carpeting is one of the most versatile of all flooring options, featuring more colors and textures than any other type of flooring. When judging carpet quality, a simple rule of thumb is to ask about the density of the fibers used to make the carpet — the more fibers per square inch, the more durable the carpet.
A dark tone-on-tone palette gives the contemporary living room in this New York apartment a distinguished, masculine style. Bold artwork and sparkling chandeliers bring an element of surprise to the space.
This living room pairs together traditional wood paneling with contemporary touches, like two gray and black armchairs. A round black metal table is positioned between the chairs, while framed black and white photo prints hang above.
Light gray in the walls and area rug keep the pair of black leather sofas from looking too dark in this transitional living room. Abstract art adds interest and a pop of color. The TV is placed behind one sofa in order to encourage conversation when entertaining.
In this multipurposed great room, a series of artistically-placed geometric rugs adds pattern and defines different conversation areas. Planes of Wenge anchor the main seating areas and bring your eye upward to the various lighted ceiling designs and levels.
To literally make this space more playful, an enclosed staircase was transformed into a clubhouse with a chalkboard wall. Bold, patterned carpet works well in this playroom where solid colored walls and decor don't compete for attention. A built-in desk serves as a designated workspace for art projects.
This living room pairs together traditional all-over wood paneling with contemporary touches, like black and white artwork. A black cabinet with a heather gray front features a bar tray and several stacked books, while a white lampshade sconce hangs above.