Rugs that Totally Make the Room

Rugs that Totally Make the Room

Nancy Mitchell
Mar 10, 2016
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A lot of people think of a rug as an accessory, a kind of afterthought, something to be purchased when almost everything else in the room is in place. But the truth is that almost nothing has as big an impact on the look of a room as a rug. As proof, here are 15 examples of rooms where the rug is the main event.

Above: In this room from Bolig, a bold Moroccan rug adds color, texture and excitement to a modern space.

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In this room from Decor8, the other elements are kept simple and minimal to let the colorful patterned rug really shine.

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I love how the oriental rug in this room from Elle Decoration mirrors the fascinating texture of the ceiling.

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A rug in just one color family can give unity and cohesiveness to a room without a defined color scheme, like this one from Desire to Inspire.

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A colorful graphic rug adds a bit of charm and playfulness to a super modern kitchen from Desire to Inspire.

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Moroccan rugs bring color and texture to a living room from SF Girl by Bay.

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A rug adds color and texture to a run-of-the-mill dining room from Design Sponge.

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This circular rug with graphic patterns steals the show in Sara's Downtown Brooklyn Condo.

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This room from My Domaine isn't working a lot of art on the walls, but that rug is just enough.

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There's a lot going on in this room from The Selby, but the rug helps to add color and a sense of cohesiveness.

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A colorful rug enlivens a workspace from The Style Files.

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Without the rug this room from Delight by Design might seem spare and a bit boring — with it it's still quite minimal color-wise, but the texture takes things to the next level.

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It works in the bathroo too! A colorful pink rug is the perfect choice for this minimally styled bathroom from My Domaine.

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An Oriental rug brings lively pattern and color to a sleek modern kitchen from My Domaine.

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Pattern on pattern is the perfect choice for this living room spotted on Erin Williamson Design.

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