What makes this living room so appealing is its masterful layering of textures: a plush shag rug, wood paneled walls, a crocheted throw, and faux fur pillows. The books and bright green houseplants add lively pops of color.
The soft neutral color palette and comfortable furnishings in this living room create a relaxing lounge area to entertain guests. Chocolate brown leather lounge chairs, the drum table and the red and black chest introduce warmer color design elements to anchor the pale space.
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.
Natural light floods in and keeps this space bright and inviting. A blue shag area rug brings a beautiful texture and color beneath the sleek leather sofa and soft, neutral ottoman. The large mirror pairs a unique mosaic pattern with the simple mantle and brick faux fireplace surround.
A blue-tone shag area rug creates a soft base for the cool, contemporary style of this living design. The archways are painted with a navy accent color bringing depth to the bright room. A rope bucket chair paired with the leather sofa creates a pleasing and trendy merge of style.
A baseball-themed bedroom includes a cork floor and variegated shag rug. More comfortable than AstroTurf, the rug mimics an outfield next to the baseline. Under-the-bed drawers have an industrial look while offering priceless storage below a platform bed.