Picking out the right rug for your living room immediately establishes the feel of the room and helps pull all the furnishings together. Check out three unique looks you can go for.
Nowadays when you go to you buy a rug, you have options, and when we say options, we mean a million, bazillion options in the marketplace. In-store and online, you are flooded with an array of styles, prices, textures… can it glow in the dark or not. (Okay, we made that last one up, but you get what we mean.) It can be tricky to find the right rug that works for your home and your wallet.
Today, we’re tackling only the living room with three looks that you can accomplish. The most important thing to keep in mind is your lifestyle and your personal tastes. Now, let’s get low. Literally.
In this Williamsburg loft, Homepolish designer Allison Petty went for a loud, artistic pop. It’s no surprise that the owners are, in fact, art aficionados. You can go for a very literal shape and color, such as the Union Jack shown, or more abstract patterns as seen int eh Aelfie options. With more abstract shapes, it’s a bit easier to play around with the pieces and shapes already in your room.
At a beach home in Laguna, Homepolish’s Casey DeBois went totally tribal. Marked by exotic and blocky patterns, these types of rugs can bring some real eye candy to a room. However, don’t feel obligated to go with bright colors. Muted tones work just as well with tribal prints.
You may have noticed in the beach house (as well as this TriBeCa apartment) that there are, in fact, not one but TWO rugs. Why limit yourself to only one rug? Layering rugs is a Homepolish favorite, starting with a natural weave sisal or jute on the bottom followed by a lush pattern on the top. Think of the bottom layer as a frame for the top. Just make sure that there’s enough contrast between the two, and you’ll be golden.