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.
A decorative woven basket for pillows is a nice, textured detail to add personality and functionality to a space. Hardwood flooring extends out from the blue area rug below the basket. A thick knitted blanket and matching pillow are accented by a colorful floral pillow.
A soft pastel nursery combines romantic and contemporary styles. The round mirror hung over the dresser features beautiful patina that brings out the slight blue shades throughout the decor. A mint medallion area rug adds style underfoot, while the abstract art above the crib is custom painted to match the palette of the room.
This bold foyer features vibrant blue walls paired with a red and yellow Navajo print area rug, creating the perfect Southwestern vibe for this historic adobe home. Exposed beam ceilings and a small woven armchair finish off the look of the space.
In a small outdoor space, an outdoor rug can play multiple roles, creating a seating “island” as it does here, adding color and style, and making the area appear larger thanks to the introduction of an overall pattern. Designer Annastasia Mitchell chose this rug carefully for its seafoam blue color, which repeats the apartment’s interior color palette, “providing a sense of visual flow,” she says, and to repeat the horizontal pattern of the louvered windows.
An eye-catching hand-woven cowhide area rug sits under the dining room table, made from pieces of leather stitched together to create a checkerboard look with different shades of gray and gray/beige. The rich rug with resilient canvas underbelly and no slip corner-grip technology adds pattern and a bit of warmth to this neutral dining space.
These woven home office chairs bring a textured vibe to this home office, adding a pop of color with red pillows. A red Asian-style box used as a table and a neutral area rug made from natural fibers add rich details.
A unique painted stripe pattern flows down a stairway leading to an eclectic living room designed by Bob and Cortney Novogratz. The candy-hued stripes on a plain white staircase add a hint of whimsy and fun. The living room is decorated with vivid throw pillows, a bold area rug and modern wallpaper.
Gold finishes and decorations shine in this bright, Victorian bedroom in Paris. A mix of pastel patterns on the bedding, area rug and chairs brings soft color to the design. Open floor space and natural light from the large window keep the room feeling spacious and inviting.
After the renovation, the master bedroom in Dennis Gupta and Marie Amato's home in Valhalla, New York, has a spa-like feeling with gray/green walls, a richly-textured area rug, a sitting chair and small workspace. The light colors keep the room feeling more spacious.
Light blue-gray walls are an airy backdrop to the saturated, rich tones of the dining set up. Tufted chocolate brown leather chairs surround a smooth wood dining table lit by a curled chandelier hanging above. Exposed beams compliment the table finish and hardwood floor peaking out from under the area rug. Black metal letters spell out "Home" on the wall for a comforting and decorative finish.
Using the neutral sofa and coffee table as a base, the owner can easily switch out pillows, chairs and other accents to make the living room look brand new. A terra cotta vase with branches adds a natural touch to the space that complements the woven area rug below.