A top trick by designers for making a living space feel more homey is adding a fun rug to the flooring, even when you already have carpet. You don't have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on an area or antique rug to fill the entire space. Instead, look for one in a pattern that adds pizzazz, like this cowhide rug that designer Michelle Mentzer with Miles Design Group in metro Atlanta picked up at Ikea. She also got the pictures of landscape art and the chevron and plush accent pillows on a discount at HomeGoods.
A wicker basket, metal stool and animal hide rug give beautiful country detail to this bathroom design. Slick white subway tile lines the shower and bathtub behind a gray and white chevron shower curtain. A deep floating sink includes a hand towel rack and long curved stainless steel faucet.
This bright white home art studio receives pops of orange, yellow and red to liven up the space. A pair of orange and white chevron armchairs grounded by an abstract yellow rug offer a small, comfortable sitting area while the artist is at work. The simple red table lines up with the windows and provides plenty of space for painting. Design by Holly Bender Interiors.
A wider look at the bedroom highlights the handmade flat weave cotton area rug with a navy blue and white chevron geometric pattern that adds charm and softness over the prefinished engineered hardwood floor.
Sitting nook in the 2013 Atlanta Decorators Show House, a showcase of more than 30 spaces transformed by designers from around the Southeast. This space includes a vibrant orange chair and chevron rug.
White walls and a white brick fireplace give this contemporary living room a clean, open look. Fun accessories, like a starburst mirror, tree trunk stool and chevron rug, add character and style to the space.
This contemporary living room features a see-through entertainment cabinet that doesn't take away from the textured accent wall. A yellow chevron rug rug adds a splash of color against a gray sofa and light coffee table.
Like sun rays, a yellow chevron print stretches its way across the ceiling of this kids room. A textured area rug reminiscent of grass brings the outside in, while the hanging birdcage chair adds a fun place for reading or daydreaming.
With hints of art deco style, this eclectic dining room is wild and wonderful. Gorgeous teal floral wallpaper, a soft lavender coffered ceiling, bright yellow velvet chairs, a funky bubble chandelier and a colorful chevron rug pull the eccentric look together.
This fun and funky nursery blends neutral walls and and armchair with a red side table, purple poof, and green chevron rug. Classic children's books become part of the decor on three white floating shelves, and an oversized bunny decal is encircled by colorful pinwheels.
Even the kids room offers breathtaking views of the Chicago city skyline. Designed for two boys, a contemporary, gray wood bunk bed adds functionality to the small space, and a stylish blue and white chevron rug grounds the room. A pair of bean bags provides a quaint area for reading and relaxing.
This teen girl's room made small changes for a big impact. By using the day bed for sleeping and sitting, it's an easy place to have friends over. Adding a yellow chevron rug, woven pink pouf ottomans, and feminine feather lamp ties all of her bedding together while adding texture to the room.