How to Ground a Room with a Rug
Rugs can add warmth, delineate different programs within a larger space, serve as the only source of color and pattern and provide a contrast to the flooring below. Here are some examples of where the rug just makes the place.
Wow! look closely at those incredible old parquet floors. I love the scale of the pattern, and this purple and white rug is the perfect contrast.
This rug works so well within the room. The deep color adds warmth and the vertical lines play off the ceiling beams/
Here the rug is the only source of pattern and color in this monochromatic room.
The length and railroad track patterned stripes on this rug emphasize the length of the space.
I've never gotten over the Madeline Weinrib zig zag rug pictured here in an old issue of Domino (I think this is a Miles Redd room). It has stood the test of time, been copied widely, yet has never gone out of style.
The light color here keeps the room airy and open, and the grid pattern updates a country look.
Antique Oriental rugs always add warmth, texture, art and a sense of history to a space.
Here the rug delineates the dining room area in this open space.
Frogs and ladybugs contribute to the frilly girly vibe in this playhouse.
This patterned rug provides a place for kids to lie on their stomachs and color, while adding to an exotic Moroccan vibe.
It's always nice to have a soft rug for bare feet next to bed.
The circles in this pattern a part of a playful geometry along with the perforated cube coffee tables, square patio slabs and modern furniture.
Cowhide can break up a large expanse of hardwoods.
Again, here the rug is the main source of pattern and color, and this particular pattern has an African ethnic style.
Ah, fluffy white carpet is the perfect base for a glamorous boudoir.
Yowsah! This rug is the perfect ground for luxurious fabrics and colors.
I love the way this rug pattern interacts with the throw pillows.