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In open concept spaces, rugs go way beyond warming up cold floors; they help define areas while adding a cohesive look. Jenon Bailie, our Home Decor Merchandise Manager, brings together three rugs to create a modern look for a kitchen, living room and dining room. Her secret? Mix textures, patterns and pile height to add both variety and function.

Close up of Avilia flat-weave rug for open concept space


"Avilia is a dense, flat-weave rug that is great under the kitchen table," says Jenon. Shown here in heather, this rug has a subtle pattern and its low pile makes it easy to pull out dining chairs.

Low-shag Arden wool rug for open concept space

Living Room

This luxurious wool rug is durable enough to stand up to daily living and cushiony underfoot. "Our Arden Low-shag rug in oatmeal adds inviting, plush texture and creates a beautiful, tone-on-tone look next to the Avilia rug," says Jenon.

Sivas rug in ocean blue for open concept space

Dining Room

Jenon advises bringing in some color with our hand-knotted Sivas rug. "The beautiful depth of ocean tones features shadows of taupe that echo the warm, neutral tones of the Arden and Avilia rugs."

Now it's your turn. Show us how you use rugs in an open concept space with by uploading pics to our Customer Photo Gallery or get personalized rug pairing advice with our free design services.

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  1. Jean says:

    Would be nice to see recommendations on how to place rugs. I see all around dining g table, but how about living room sofa, tables and chairs? Thanks for consideration.

    • Lyndsay LeClair says:

      Hi Jean, thanks for asking! We have a Rug Guide to give you some quick tips on placement. If you have more questions, chat with our Design Associates online and they can give you recommendations for your room size and the furniture you have.

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