Monday, April 7, 2014

Rug Options For The Living Room

If you follow me on instagram, you know that I'm on the hunt for a rug for the living room.  We moved the zebra hide into the study and now, our living room is bare.
Today, I thought I'd share a few of the options I'm considering.  Hopefully, you all can weigh in and tell me what you think of the choices.  Who knows, maybe it'll even help one of you find a rug!

First of all, I love the idea of layering rugs!  I feel like it adds such depth and warmth to a room.  Plus, you definitely want to make sure you have enough rug coverage for your room.  Nothing worse than a rug that's too small for a space!

The lovely pink sofa is quite long, 7 feet!  

I found this chart to be very helpful when considering rug sizes for living rooms.  

What Size Area Rug do you Need for Your Living Room? Part of Nourisons Decorating with Area Rugs series. For more interior design tips, join us on Facebook and Pinterest.

 Basically, your rug should be a bit longer than your sofa.  If it's smaller, you need a larger rug to balance the room.  However, if you love the rug even though it's smaller a great option for you might be to layer it with a larger rug.  

Here are the options I'm considering.

Option 1.
Layered jute rug with a Moroccan wedding blanket.

I found this via Caitlin Moran's home tour over on the Glitter Guide.    It's such a unique option and I love the bit of sparkle in the wedding blanket paired with the natural fibers of the jute rug.  The only problem with this option is that the wedding blankets are pricey and harder to find!

Option 2.
Layered graphic rug with a soft, sheep skin rug or flokati rug.


Last, but not least, I really love a Moroccan rug.  The one thing that's holding me back is that it seems to be everywhere!  However, one of my followers pointed out on instagram, that it's really only popular among design bloggers and not likely to pop up anywhere else.

Rugs USA Moroccan Diamond Shag Grey Rug

The truth of the matter is, it's the perfect neutral rug and you can do a whole lot of decorating around it.  It goes with just about anything!  I think it's the front runner for now.

So, tell me, what do you think??

I would love to hear your feedback!



  1. You probably know my vote...last one! ;)

  2. I think they are all great! I love the fuzzy sheepskin rug, but I would be worried about durability. But it looks so comfy!!!

  3. I too am dreaming of a Moroccan rug, it would really unify my dining room. Wish I could find an inexpensive option.--JT in TX

  4. 1st or last. Seriously some great options, can't wait to see what you decide.

  5. Pretty yes, practicle nope.I have both a flokati and the b&w stripe stockholm rug from ikea and i can tell you that both are furry pains that never look as presentable as you want them to, maybe its the same with your zebra? I feel they are more suited to lower traffic areas, but for the living room i say a traditional rug is the way to go,(i especially love the overdyed ones). better at hiding stains and a zip to vacuum.
    and unlike the moroccan rugs that are becoming overkilled and will evenually become passe you will have a traditional that never goes out of style rather than just a trendy fix. A big rug is a big purchase and grounds your whole area, take your time.