Designers say start with the area rug first. From its design, you can choose colors to paint your walls and find throw pillows and paintings to complete the decor. Just make sure to follow this rule of thumb: The area rug should be a minimum of six inches and no more than two feet away from the wall. When you take into consideration the different uses, shapes and design preferences, however, other factors weigh in as well.
Birds fly overhead this charming girl's bedroom featuring matching twin beds outfitted with pom-pom trimmed linens and pink and orange throw pillows. A set of watercolor paintings decorate the white wall space while an area rug adds a rich color below.
A sleek wood dining table pairs with a matching wood bench and upholstered chairs in this stylish dining area. Underfoot, a patterned green area rug creates movement, while overhead, a metal orb chandelier offers light.
Subtle variations of green energize this open living space featured on HGTV Star. Pendant lights frame the dining area, while a green area rug anchors the living room with the help of a contemporary coffee table.
The kitchen flows seamlessly into the dining area in this stylish home. Bold red barstools provide a lively splash of color in the kitchen, while a lime green area rug brings energizing color to the dining space.
A funky green and blue chandelier sets the tone for this contemporary white kitchen. A bright green area rug and upholstered dining chairs enhance the eclectic vibe while a modern portrait adds an artistic note to this eat-in kitchen.
This monochromatic guest bedroom features a couch, draperies, bed linens and chair in solid white fabrics that provide a soothing, spa-like look and feel. The taupe and green area rug and the green planter serve as the sole colors against the walls' soft cream backdrop.
This eclectic seating area features green wallpaper and custom upholstered modern chairs with zebra fabric. The black leather steamer trunk accented with silver nail heads and black and white rug complete the look.
Kitchen moves seamlessly to living room in this grand great room where concrete columns and area rugs help denote the different spaces. Upholstered stools have multiple uses as ottomans, coffee tables or extra seating.
Area rugs can instantly make any outdoor space feel more inviting. To add softness underfoot just outside the door, a patterned indoor-outdoor rug is added. The hues in the rug also tie in with the gray, black, forest-green and cranberry color scheme.