A graphic area rug anchors the sitting area in this open living space and serves as inspiration for the color palette. The deep red kitchen cabinetry pairs serenely with the pale blue wall. Contemporary furniture is sleek and uncomplicated in the small space.
Soft grays with a punch of turquoise are highlights of this Jackson Paige living room who bring an elegant, updated look to life on the coast. This Brentwood living area lends itself to a transitional design, yet as one can see in the rest the home, a slightly coastal approach is gracefully expressed. This living room exudes a warm and inviting air with its soft color tones and comfortable furnishings.
Faux fur pillows over velvet chairs bring a beautiful texture to this sophisticated living room design. The gray and white color pairing is repeated on the graphic area rug and two-toned walls. A layered glass coffee table provides storage space while keeping the center of the room feeling open.
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.
A graphic area rug makes a bold statement and anchors the furniture in this contemporary living room. The rug's gray and white color palette is reflected throughout the furnishings from the upholstered bench and sofa to the white armchairs with chrome details.
A bold blue and white patterned rug makes a graphic statement in this open dining area. A wood dining table and benches add warmth to the space, while sleek track lighting keeps with the home's modern design.
Rugs in dining rooms offer a chance to play with color, texture and pattern while also defining the dining area from its surrounding areas. For a classic touch, consider low-maintenance, flat weave rugs. Thin and light-weight, the rugs can simply be walked outside and beaten with a broom for a quick dusting.
This breakfast area is a cheerful mix of patterns: Bernhardt dining chairs with a graphic back and nailhead trim surround a round Coddington-designed walnut table. A silver leaf iron pendant, roman shades and a Moroccan-print accent rug complete the space. The artwork in the adjoining living room is by Monika Steiner.
Staying neutral with an area rug doesn't mean you have to pay big money for an 8x10 rectangle of blah. Consider a tone-on-tone stripe or a chic graphic pattern that adds interest without stealing the show.