Need help coordinating area rugs for my open concept living / dining room.
agonski
March 14, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I have a large, open concept living / dining room, and I'm trying to pair two different area rugs - one for the living area and one for the dining area. Here is the rug I currently have in our living area (of note, this is an image from Overstock, not my actual room). Would welcome suggestions for something to coordinate for the dining area. Of note, my colors are gray/taupe/ivory with gold accents, and I have dark cherry hardwood floors throughout. THANK YOU!
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decoenthusiaste
Have you checked with Overstock for a mate to this one with the background gold and the lattice in grey? Reversing colors of the same pattern could work.
1 Like   March 14, 2013 at 9:19AM
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PH Interiors, LLC
Rally like your rug. In coordinating another rug, the scale and style of the pattern is important, just like it is when choosing fabrics. Since this is a large scale design, unless you are going to dupliacte it, choose a rug with a smaller pattern it. Or go for a large transitional (not too fussy or oriental) floral with same color tones.
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agonski
These are great suggestions, thank you. Unfortunately, I have not found a reverse pattern option - though it would be great! My biggest challenge is finding a rug with a smaller or complimentary pattern that has the same color scheme. The charcoal is more of a slate color, and the pattern is a dove gray/taupe and ivory. Specific rug ideas welcome!
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0825sam
Here is a link to a rug I was thinking of. It's a smaller pattern, so I think it should coorindate especially since it will be under a dining room table. I know it might be an issue matching the greys. http://www.rugsusa.com/rugsusa/rugs/rugs-usa-chevron/charcoal/200HJHK04A-26010.html
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I wouldn't put 2 vibrant geometrics in the same area, tho I like the chevron rug. Another simpler idea is to go with a neutral, sisal-looking rug with a charcoal grey border. Available at all price points and color combinations.
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agonski
Love this chevron striped rug, but agree could be a tad busy with the other pattern. Any suggestions of the larger floral transitional style? That sounds like it could work well!
0 Likes   March 14, 2013 at 11:20AM
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Oriental Weavers
That's a great rug! Check out some coordinating options pulled from our collections...
0 Likes   March 14, 2013 at 11:36AM
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Here's one from Crate & Barrel. http://www.crateandbarrel.com/talia-rug/f50754
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I like the idea of not having the rugs too matchy matchy especially when they are in the same sight line. Your colors Grey /taupe/ ivory are easy colors to work with and there are some beautiful rugs that look like pieces of modern art. The dining area is where you should be more elegant with your selection, if the table and chairs are exceptional pieces then choose a neutral in one of the colors from that room assuming that your colors flow. Go with what is happening in the dining room and pair your rug with the elements in that room but if both rugs can be seen at the same time stay in the same color tone try not to conflict with the other rug, remember the stronger pattern will draw your eye as a focal point especially if the other elements in the room are not as strong. Keep it light and airy in both pattern and color. good luck
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0825sam
Just a visual of what I was thinking with the chevron suggestion :) Like a lot of the other suggestions as well!

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agonski
That's the EXACT photo I was going off of as well. Love the way these two spaces work together in color/pattern.
0 Likes   March 14, 2013 at 12:59PM
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agonski
Really digging the Rosa area rug, Kelly. Very much my style and absolutely agree on the matchy/matchy factor. Thanks to all of you for these great suggestions...
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agonski
What do you guys think of these? Too much geometric pattern?
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thelmalouisemom
I like Sphinx's third option and also the one from Crate and barrel.
0 Likes   March 14, 2013 at 1:35PM
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daveyola
We have a similar layout and strikingly similar rug. We decided to do a gray and silver threaded shag in the living room, complementary colors (silver is subdued) but distinct textural difference...and a neighboring "mostly solid" works very well
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daveyola
It was: Rugs USA Keno Viva Shag Metallic Beige Rug
It looks outstanding in person and loads of great feedback from visitors, and its so plush
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Jayme H.
Just wondering what color your larger furniture pieces are and if you have draperys/window treatments in iivingroom already-if so..which of your colors are they all?
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agonski
No draperies at the moment - just dark wooden blinds. I have a light gray sofa, glass coffee table, chocolate leather wing back chair and two geometric pattern chairs that compliment the colors of the living room rug. And my dining set is a dark, espresso wood.
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Jayme H.
It sounds like a beautiful room! With the pattern in your chairs..and the pattern in the dining room rug, it could get tricky to add in another pattern into another rug without seeing it all, can u post some pics? Unless u go with something plain, that is.
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agonski
The think you all may be right on the solid option...maybe something textured? Since this is my formal dining space, I'm hoping for something a bit less casual than sisal. Here is a photo of the space - not the best as it's from my camera phone.
1 Like   March 14, 2013 at 3:35PM
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0825sam
What about an ombre? Your painting made me think of it. Not quite solid not quite patterned.
Here's a link to a search http://www.rugsusa.com/rugsusa/control/keywordsearch?SEARCH_STRING=Ombre
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Jayme H.
Yes..Yours spaces are very close too, so wondering if a solid would be better..You can always add more pattern into accessorizing if u feel it needs more.
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wallysgirll
IMHO, the Rosea area rug would work well with the lvgrm rug. The "agonski" rug on the left might work, too.
0 Likes   February 20, 2014 at 12:30PM
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agonski
Thank you for all of the great ideas! For fun - here are two pics of the rug I ended up going with. Hope you like it!
3 Likes   February 20, 2014 at 2:27PM
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7768
agonski, they look great! What is the large gray one called at overstock? Seeing it in your room, it looks like the colors that would work for me. Great looking room!
0 Likes   February 20, 2014 at 3:30PM
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agonski
It is the Alexa Trellis rug in charcoal. It is more of a slate blue then a gray...just so you know!
0 Likes   February 20, 2014 at 4:24PM
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agonski
And the rug under the dining room table is Vines from West Elm.
0 Likes   February 20, 2014 at 4:25PM
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7768
Thank you, very helpful!
0 Likes   February 28, 2014 at 11:57AM
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carpetlady1
Really textured fiber rug with a wide tapestry binding , materials like sisal also have some patterns and some color fun and easy to work with other patterned rug borders in every color and some fabrics can be used!
0 Likes   May 5, 2014 at 9:56PM
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eliseeeg
Agonski, your room looks great! I am working on a furniture layout plan for a similar room, and I really like how yours turned out. Would you mind sharing the overall dimensions of the room, your couch and dining room table? And what size rugs did you buy? Thank you!
0 Likes   June 9, 2014 at 1:22PM
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agonski
Hi there - I don't have dimensions of my room handy, but my sofa is the Park Sinclair from Bloomingdale's (sold out) 87"W X 41D" x 34"H, and my dining room table is similar to the Tuscany large dining table (Boston Interiors) 36"W x 72"D x 29.5"H (with extension). My rugs are 7'6" X 9'6" (living room) and 9" x 12" (dining room). Hope this helps!
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