Hi there! So sorry for the late reply! They don't necessarily need to match, but keeping the style similar would be a good idea - art deco paired with art deco, contemporary with contemporary. If you do go with a matching design, you can always customise the colours or even the scale / placement of the design so that you have rugs that complement eachother but are not exactly the same.
I think the stars of your room is the lovely tan leather sofa's and the painting so I would keep the rug simple so as not to make it too busy, few cushions will be great.
We agree with the commenters above - that wall is perfect for some amazing art! The little hints of mustard and mid century details that you've already incorporated would pair great with a graphic rug - a few suggestions:
Looking at your photos again it really stood out to me that you have a lot of wall pics that are small, repeating units - family photos, I presume. You don’t need to stand back to view small photos - in fact you don’t want to - so these may be better placed in a corridor or narrow space or for nice frames atop the many units you have around. I feel these panels of family photos add to the “cluttered” feel. Leave the walls for large pieces that define an area. Even a series of pics to encompass the space of the zone. This will help with the anchoring of zones and give the eye something large and focussing to settle on. You don’t need to spend heaps - Ikea have some lovely large pieces. Framed prints/posters can look very good if chosen carefully.
Your house has beautiful features, it's sad that you don't like it, good advice above, choice of window treatment is also important to allow light into the rooms
You have a really gorgeous home - beautiful details! A lighter rug or perhaps even a pattern would help to lift the room. A great place to start for inspiration would be the details themselves - this project by Ann King (http://annking.com.au) actually took the ceiling pattern and created a custom rug, which creates a really striking traditional pattern.
Camilla Molders (https://camillamolders.com.au) is also a wonderful designer who designs custom rugs that fit perfectly with traditional features, you may find some inspiration here!
A few other colour and design suggestions - in terms of colour, working with all that lovely warm toned wood would be lovely, choosing cream and warm white hues. Or a subtle blue would be a great contrast!
Wonderful ideas, will consider them all thank you.
The big bold poppy print designer rug could work well with the feature fireplace and the black light fittings.
Hi Caz! Patterned carpet could always be an option - it gives you all the versatility of a neutral shade but with a bit more interest, and is a lot more subtle that you might think!
In saying that, timber flooring with a rug does give you more options when it comes to your style, and are easy to move and swap when you need give your space a refresh.
All these projects use Greg Natale carpet - https://www.designerrugs.com.au/axminster-carpet/greg-natale-carpet-designer-collaborations/
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