17 Rug Styling Tips For Every Room In Your Home
The unsung hero of a warm and inviting space? A rug! Add instant life and charm to your home with a rug in every room. Click through for our favorite looks for bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, dining rooms and more.
Incorporate quiet pattern. A softly patterned rug cozies up this bathroom without detracting from the stunning limestone tile–clad walls.
Say yes to faux fur. In a contemporary chalet-style bathroom, a faux-fur rug is just as welcoming first thing in the morning or after the bath at night.
Go graphic. A large rug with an oversized diamond pattern plays off the striped bedding to provide even more graphic punch.
Think outside the lines. Have fun with your bedroom rug and lay it on an angle under the bed.
Match it to your furniture. Without looking too matchy-matchy, this look takes on new life with a rug and poufs done in matching patterns for a striking look.
Layer rugs. That layered look everyone craves applies to floors, too! In her cottage living room, designer Karen Cole layered a kilim rug over a larger sisal one for an eclectic and collected look.
Mix prints. Designer Katherine Newman opted to make a splash with a graphic polka-dotted rug, which perks up the white walls and ties together all the various prints used in the design.
Say yes to shag rugs. The retro thick-pile carpet is just the ticket for casual spots in the home, and can hide a multitude of sins, making it ideal for high-traffic areas.
Go tone-on-tone. A large rug with a tonal graphic pattern is a softly tailored accent to this hardworking library.
Choose a bold rug. A richly colored rug, featuring a pattern of abstract florals, warms up a mod fireplace surround and white walls.
Try a friendly color. In an otherwise neutral entryway, a bright green rug makes a statement and welcomes guests warmly.
…or something more muted. In this foyer, a neutral rug suits the pared-down aesthetic while providing the perfect spot for Ella the Labrador retriever to enjoy the sun!
Create a soft landing spot. In this hallway, the rug provides a comfortable spot to admire the bold artwork on the wall.
Choose the size wisely. In this formal dining room, designer Katherine Newman opted for a faux crackle-patterned rug that skirts the edge of the room perfectly.
Conceal food mishaps and spills. A dark-colored rug is more forgiving when it comes to messes.
Try a large-scale pattern. The damask pattern draws the eyes down, and brings texture and warmth to this dining area.
Soften hard surfaces. A kilim-style rug softens, both visually and literally, the concrete floors commonly found in modern condos.
Consider vintage. For a heritage feel, the designers behind Halifax’s 31 Westgate chose to complement their Shaker-style cabinet doors with a vintage rug that runs the length of the long island.