15 Times a Rug Made the Room
Just as shoes can pull an outfit together, a rug can make or break a room. Think of it as art for your floors: When well picked, a rug will visually anchor the space, color-coordinate with its surroundings, be just large enough to accommodate the furniture, and create a showstopping effect. Keep scrolling for our favorite rooms where the rugs stole the show.
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A designer’s best trick for rugs: layering a larger, budget-friendlier natural rug underneath a statement rug. This is especially useful when shopping for one-of-a-kind vintage rugs, and will ensure that the size is right even when it isn’t.
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A large Moroccan Beni Ourain rug can create a dazzling effect, particularly in a dramatic black-and-white bedroom like the one above. The plush texture and soft ivory tones soften up the high contrast of the room.
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In this small one-bedroom Manhattan apartment, a clever couple used a bright Persian rug perfectly coordinated to their blush leather sofa to visually separate the living room from the master bedroom. Located behind glass-paneled doors, the bedroom features a concealed murphy bed and doubles as a playroom for their two children in the daytime.
The pattern on this rug is perfectly unique—no wonder it steals the show. Surrounded by chocolate-brown furniture and floors, it brings this otherwise monotone living room to life. A well-placed side table with a Klein blue panel complements it well.
A large dining table calls for an even larger rug, which is not always easy to find, but this stunning chambray rug is exactly the right size for the job. The dark camel accent tones are reflected in the leather dining chairs and antique chest to pull the whole room together.
You might just be itching to roll around on the floor of this Malibu living room designed by Vanessa Alexander, and rightfully so. The oversize and super-plush sheepskin rug creates an inviting and fuzzy space ideal for a cozy night by the fire.
What kind of rug are you dying to get for your home? Tell us in the comments below.