Brighten Up Your Space With A Colorful Rug! Find 20+ Stunning Ideas
Think from the ground up and let a colorful rug inspire your space. From ornate patterns to simple stripes and bursts of saturated hues, browse 21 of the most striking rooms with colorful rugs from the H&H archives.
A fiery Persian carpet is a bold departure from the otherwise neutral decor in this sophisticated apartment. It doesn’t hurt that it’s also a favorite napping spot for West Highland terriers Archie and Bruce!
A striped runner is a quick and easy way to inject a pop of color and texture. Here, it energizes an all-white kitchen.
Make a daring statement in an entryway with a vintage silk and wool tribal rug, like designer Aly Velji did in this modern Calgary home. Set atop polished concrete floors, the rug adds instant coziness.
A vintage kilim rug brings elements of warmth, texture and pattern to designer J Gibson’s rustic country kitchen.
Homeowners Carlo and Laura Colacci wanted to preserve their home’s historic charm — including a 150-year-old recessed ceiling molding and an oversized antique mirror — but gave their dining room a mod update with a saturated blue rug.
Designer Frank Muytjens united a set of mismatched chairs in his dressing area with this patterned vintage rug.
A watery blue rug is the unifying element in this layered principal bedroom. “Blue is the common thread that ties everything together,” explains designer Jennifer Worts.
Use an area rug to heighten visual interest in a room with a neutral envelope, like designer Connie Braemer did in this intimate Toronto living room. A mirrored coffee table was a smart choice to accentuate the rug’s colorful rectangular blocks.
White walls and slipcovers allow this crimson-flecked rug to take center stage. Striped pillows with similar tones found in the carpet impart a sense of cohesion.
A vibrant orange rug was a natural choice for homeowner Tamara Lennox, whose Normandy-style home is filled with pattern and color.
In this Spanish-inspired living room, patterned cement tile and a painterly pink carpet create a character-filled, yet still family-friendly, entertaining space.
An elegant emerald sofa marries well with a splashy purple carpet in this formal living space.
A Turkish rug is the soul of this colorful living room. An elegant sapphire sofa and rosy accent pillows build on its cheery hues.
A beige and mustard area rug is perfectly suited to this principal bedroom’s muted palette. To maximize comfort and create a visible border, designers Erin Feasby and Cindy Bleeks chose a rug that extended a few feet beyond the bed on all sides.
A pleated blush pink ottoman pairs perfectly with a mottled rug, the star feature of this feminine dressing room.
A Moroccan-inspired patchwork rug warms up this modern family room. “The color and pattern in the rug injects life and keeps the room from looking one-dimensional,” says designer Samantha Farjo.
A pleated yellow cocktail chair is rivalled only by a vibrant aqua rug in this striking foyer.
A lilac rug helps define this dining space and adds a note of softness amid angular furnishings.
Pattern and color abound in H&H design editor Kai Ethier’s own principal bedroom. A small striped rug pairs well with the bed upholstery fabric, an eclectic print that depicts traditional Japanese theater masks.
This rug’s bold pattern and sunny yellow hue gives a trad foyer a boost of youthful energy.
While designer Stephanie Pellatt gave this living room a crisp white envelope, she was sure to enliven the palette with a sky blue rug and a set of lime green armchairs.