The most memorable interiors in history did not come about by playing it safe with colors, patterns, textures and scale.There is a fine line between faux pas and innovative style. With study and practice we can hone a fearless personal style. Today’s 10 gorgeous interiors with floral rugs show how to take educated risks and the rewards that can come from them.
1. Pair Jewel Toned Floral Rug with White Walls and Ceiling
Barbara Bush and Maggie Betts style is the very opposite of matchy- matchy. By painting walls and ceiling a crisp white they brought a modern romantic vibe to their New York living room with its deep red floral rug and gilded traditional furniture.
2. Pair Bright Colors with Floral Rug
The living room of interior designer Asia Baker’s Long Island family home feels young and fresh because the yellow of the drapes is much brighter than the yellow flowers in the Asmara Summer Oriental Rug. Crisp white walls add to the modern vibe.
3. Mix Bright Patterns with Floral Rug
Mixing floral and plaid fabrics in brighter shades of yellow, pink sand greens than in the Summer Rug creates an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere in Asia Baker’s family’s Long Island home.
4. Pair Colorful Floral Rug with Neutral Fabrics
This Palm Beach garden room feels calm and relaxing because Kemble interiors chose fabrics that resonate with the browns and tans in the Asmara Branches Aubusson Rug. If the upholstery and drapery had been in the reds, yellows and blues of the floral rug, the room would have a very different feeling.
5. Cover Every Surface with Mismatched Floral Patterns
Featured in Vogue Living Australia, this living room is a Bohemian rhapsody with all visible surfaces covered in mismatched jewel toned light and dark floral patterns. Interest is heightened by using a wide mix of pattern scales from large scale of the floral rug to the intricate details in the gold screen.
6. Mix Modern Art, Ethnic Textiles and Floral Aubusson Rug
7. Pair Tonal Purple Floral Rug with Purple Walls and Fabrics
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This Martha’s Vineyard bedroom by AD100 interior designer Victoria Hagan shows how to create serenity with a blue floral rug, pale blue walls and fabrics in different shades of blue and lavender.. Warmth is added by a pale yellow comfortor and a white lamp adds crisp contrast.
Images courtesy Vogue, Vogue Living Australia, Architectural Digest, Florida Design and Kate Spade.