Traditional Living Room
A colourful rug and rich paisley bergere chairs are tempered by neutral walls.
If you do opt to cover hardwood up with a rug, or want to conceal polished concrete or modern tiles, choose an area rug with florals in muted hues like rose, vanilla and pale green. Recover old chairs in velvet, toile or paisley. Here, designer Sarah Richardson, host of HGTV's Sarah's House and Sarah's Cottage, used traditional patterns on both the chairs and rug.