Choosing rugs for rooms with heavy traffic can be a daunting task. If you’re looking for something timeless and transitional that also packs a space with rich texture, consider a sisal area rug. Here, the faint flame stitch introduces pattern that’s not overwhelming, while the neutral greige hue balances the living room's vibrant cranberry walls.
A large striped rug outlines the perimeters of this spacious transitional living room in Chicago. A stylish gray sectional is decorated with colorful fish print throw pillows adding a touch of color to the calm, neutral palette.
If you prefer your area rug be placed in front of the couch, it should run the same width (or a little longer) than the couch. For a more interesting look, you could try placing the rug at an angle in order to anchor the space.
The living room shows off the apartment's amazing views of the Dallas Design Center and North Dallas. The furnishings are neutral and durable, and serve as a springboard for hints of color like the dark blue pillows.
Throw pillows in blue and yellow liven up this traditional living room’s overall neutral color palette. Designer Kristen Hutchins layered a patterned wool rug over a simpler jute rug, and says the key to layering rugs is making sure the larger, main rug is neutral. "If you start out with a larger, neutral rug as the base, you can add a fun, patterned rug to define just the seating area,” she says.
A pair of Minotti sofas and a leather bench invite guests to stretch out in style. Meanwhile, a deep blue and gray area rug defines the space, as well as echoes the same hues found in the home's entry.
This coastal living room uses neutral walls and furniture as a jumping off point to layer on fun patterns and rich colors via the accent pillows and rug. The dark rug especially helps to ground the room visually and give it personality.