How to Pick the Perfect Decorative Rug for a Living Room: 6 Tips

To pick the perfect decorative rug for a living room, you first need to chose the look and feeling you would like to create in the room. The internet is full of generalized tips for choosing the best rug for a room, but such advice is likely to produce generic looks. These 5 tips for choosing the best rug for a living room will help you create the style and personality you desire.

1. Best Rug for an Elegant and Refined Living Room

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Chose a geometric rug such as Asmara’s Bombay rug in soft green and cream and pair it with upholstery, walls and art in shades close to the colors in the rug. Create quite drama with elegant shapes such as the crystal chandelier and furniture chosen by Frank Babb Randolph for this space in the Washington Design Center.

 

2. Best Rug for a Living Room that is Both Grand and Modern

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 Pair a contemporary wool and silk rug such as Asmara’s Mosaic rug with grand, traditional furniture such as the neoclassical designs by Mirror Fair. By juxtaposing different styles and textures you will create a look that feels modern, yet classic, comfortable and stylish all at the same time. The Mosaic rug is also available in Grey, Blue, Wine, Sea Green, Desert, Taupe and Gold, Dark Brown and Java.

3. Best Rug for a Modern and Colorful Living Room

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Choose a geometric rug with a large scale pattern in soft shades such as soft blue and white. Chose one or two accessories in contrasting colors that will pop, such as the abstract painting in this living room. The upholstery should be in a color that is complementary to the colors of the rug such as purple is to blue. Such a room will feel both modern and classical, colorful and calm all at the same time.

4. Best Rug for an Elegant Garden Living Room

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Choose a colorful floral rug such as Asmara’s Branches rug and pair it with comfortable upholstery in a dark neutral color found in the rug. You can add interest by creating contrast between the texture of the rug and the upholstery. The Branches rug is available in three distinctive weaves, each with a unique texture- a linen textured fine Needlepoint rug, a plush cut and loop  Oriental rug and a crisply detailed Aubusson rug. This Palm Beach garden facing living room was designed by Kemble Interiors

5. Best Rug for a Living Room That Grabs Attention

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Choose a geometric rug in highly contrasting colors such as black and white or dark brown and white. Chose neutral colors for the upholstery and create pop with bold and colorful art. Heighten interest as Jonathan Adler did, by juxtaposing highly contrasting textures, materials and shapes such as the angora stool seats next to lucite legs and brass; curving and shiny brass tubes against smooth marble table top and rounded sofa next to the sharp geometry of the rug.   

6. Best Rug for Living Room with Sophisticated Drama

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Choose a geometric rug with medium contrast colors and plush texture. Create contrast with walls and upholstery in the darkest shade found in the rug. Heighten drama by painting the wood trim and ceiling crisp white. Enrich by layering the geometric rug on top of a textured sisal rug.

 

 

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