Shopping for a living room rug is an extensive process purely because of all of the different options available on the market. However, the good news is that there are so many directions to go in when selecting a rug, whether you're looking for something tried and true or are craving a bold look. Below are 30 stunning living room rug choices that will inspire you as you plan out your own space.
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Try Soft Black and White
This living room is rooted in neutrals, so a simple black and white rug fits into the space wonderfully. It complements the patterned ottomans and keeps the room looking nice and contemporary.
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Go Bold With Antelope
Are you feeling a bit bold? Add some pizzazz to your living room with an antelope-style rug like this one. Don't be afraid to mix and match styles of animal print within one space; here, blue leopard pillows shine on the sofa.
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Introduce a Little Color
Add some life to a mostly beige room by opting for a rug with a pop of color. Here, a blue and white beauty livens up this living room without being distracting.
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Get Cozy With a Knit Rug
Knit rugs come in all types of colors and styles; the key is choosing one that speaks to you! Blacks, grays, and whites will never go out of style.Continue to 5 of 30 below.
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Make It a Double
Why settle for just one living room rug when you can have two? These smaller area rugs divide up different zones within one larger space.
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Walk on the Wild Side
Introduce major style into your living room with a faux hide rug. This black and white style looks right at home in this mod high-rise.
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Layering rugs is one way to instantly make a room feel nice and cozy. Large jute rugs always make for an excellent base for unique vintage pieces. These top layers are an excellent way to draw in some color.
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Say Hey to Beige
Beige doesn't have to be boring! Here, the hue looks right at home in this sleek, well-curated living room.Continue to 9 of 30 below.
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Look to Your Surroundings
If you're working with an open floor plan, look to adjoining rooms when selecting your rug color. This blue rug pays a nod to the blue cabinets in the kitchen.
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Add Some Contrast
If mixing and matching tones is more of your thing, that's always A-OK as well. A pink boho style rug adds tons of pep to this living room and proves how stunning hot pink and ocean blue look when paired together.
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Showcase Subtle Shapes
Have fun with subtly colored shapes. Geometric rugs will always bring visual interest into the living room, even if you choose a design with muted hues.
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Pick a Vintage Piece
Vintage rugs look right at home in industrial style living rooms like this one. There are so many ways to easily source vintage floor coverings these days—don't miss the wide selection of offerings on sites including eBay and Etsy.Continue to 13 of 30 below.
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Stick With Classic Jute
A classic jute rug is a forever fave for coastal design lovers. Jute rugs are known for their durability and versatility as well as their timelessness.
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Make It Peppy
Play with patterns! This living room is full of joy due to the brightly colored furniture, artwork, and rug present. There's nothing wrong with being vibrant.
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Stripes and striped variations are popular rug patterns. Here, muted tones fit right in this room full of beachy colors.
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Mix Things Up
Faux hide rugs can be displayed on their own or positioned over jute, as seen here. If you fall in love with a rug that's a bit too small for your space, a layered solution may be calling your name.Continue to 17 of 30 below.
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Keep It Mod
A modern room calls for a modern rug! This black and white style fits into this stylish 21st century space wonderfully and appears to be super soft underfoot.
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Play to Your Art
The art hanging above this living room sofa couldn't complement the area rug better. Bring on the soothing orange and pink tones!
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Try Some Terrazzo
Terrazzo isn't just for your backsplash—it makes for a super fun rug pattern, too. We love this fun take on this popular material trend.
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You can never go wrong with a traditional Turkish style rug in the color of your choosing. The white and off-white tones present here help this living room appear extra bright and airy.Continue to 21 of 30 below.
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Warm It Up
A red vintage rug warms up this living room in a snap. Best of all, a multicolored piece like this one will easily camouflage small stains, making it a great pick for a high traffic area.
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Make It Marbly
This thick knit rug almost has a marble-like quality to it, which works out quite well given that it's positioned right near a large marble fireplace.
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Say yes to stripes! This chic rug is very current and proves that stripes aren't just for preppy spaces.
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Go for the Gray
A thick gray knit rug looks beautiful in this transitional style living room. Depending on how it's styled, a piece like this one could lean coastal or mid-century modern, too.Continue to 25 of 30 below.
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Here's another instance where a jute rug takes center stage. Note that when using all-white furniture, it's nice to mix things up a bit with a floor covering in a deeper hue.
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A blue vintage rug adds to the cozy vibe within this farmhouse style living room, which features pillows bearing similar tones.
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Vary Your Prints
Go ahead and mix patterns in the living room. Your rug does not have to match other textiles to a T, varying prints that you introduce into a space can make a room seem much more collected and as if it was curated over time.
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Gather Inspo From the Mantel
A light blue and white rug plays with the blue and white fireplace in this living room. It's always helpful to look at existing pieces to narrow down your rug choice if you're feeling overwhelmed by all of the color combos out there!Continue to 29 of 30 below.
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This living room is made for lounging, and its plush rug encourages guests to plop down and get comfy. Think about the purpose of your space when choosing a rug: If you plan to invite friends over to eat and play games around the coffee table, you'll want to ensure they can sit on a cozy surface.
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Make It Glam
Shag rugs like this one make a room look super glam and have a retro chic vibe to them. Bring on the glam!