How to Choose a Rug Style

The right rug can transform a space and set the foundation for your furniture and decor. Use our tips and design ideas to find the perfect rugs for your home.

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Elements to consider when choosing the right rug for your space:

  • Color

    Color can set the mood. Neutral and monochromatic colors create calm, while bold colors add warmth or brighten up your space.
  • Pattern

    When you’re designing your space, a patterned rug can add dimension and richness to a room and can also inspire your upholstery color choices.
  • Texture

    Add interest by mixing in different textural elements. Try pairing a soft, nubby fabric with a smooth, hand-knotted, tight pile rug.
  • Pile

    Rug pile refers to the density of weave and can vary by flat or short height to long and luxurious. A short pile is great for high traffic areas, while longer piles are perfect for a living room or bedroom.

Elements to consider when choosing the right rug for your space:

Color

Color can set the mood. Neutral and monochromatic colors create calm, while bold colors add warmth or brighten up your space.

Pattern

When you’re designing your space, a patterned rug can add dimension and richness to a room and can also inspire your upholstery color choices.

Texture

Add interest by mixing in different textural elements. Try pairing a soft, nubby fabric with a smooth, hand-knotted, tight pile rug.

Pile

Rug pile refers to the density of weave and can vary by flat or short height to long and luxurious. A short pile is great for high traffic areas, while longer piles are perfect for a living room or bedroom.

Need help choosing a rug size? Check out our rug size guide.

Statement Pattern

How to Get the Look

  • Choose a bold pattern to take center stage in your room
  • Balance a rug with a large-scale pattern with upholstery that is solid, textured or has a small pattern
  • If your room has several patterns, use a unifying color to bring cohesion to the space
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Design Tip:
Create cohesiveness from room to room by pairing a patterned rug with a solid rug – consider picking up a color from the patterned rug as the color of your solid.

Modern Monochromatic

How to Get the Look

  • Use varying tones and shades of the same color to create a simple and visually cohesive space
  • Choose colors or neutrals to easily achieve this harmonious look
  • To keep the space from looking flat, use different textures and materials throughout the room to create contrast
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Design Tip:
Pull colors from a rug or artwork you love to create your color story.

Layered Textures

How to Get the Look

  • Layer in different textures to create comfort and depth in a space
  • Consider flooring, walls, and accent pieces to also create textural elements in the room
  • Use a range of textures to give spatial definition and contrast: pair a smooth leather sofa with a shag rug or a nubby fabric covered sofa with a tightly woven rug
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Design tip:
Complete your room with accessories like throws, pillows and table lamps that tie back to your rug.

Sophisticated Neutrals

How to Get the Look

  • Opt for neutral rugs with colors like ivory, grey, camel and taupe to create a timeless and restorative space
  • Consider texture, pattern, and varied tones in those same colors to add dimension and contrast
  • Accents with natural woods, steel and stone complement these spaces
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Pop of Color

How to Get the Look

  • Make your rug the main feature with a bold statement color
  • Add warmth to a room with colors like terracotta, saffron and cognac or calmness with cool colors like blue or green
  • Use this same color in accessories like art and pillows to tie the room together
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