6 living rooms with rugs to inspire your next home decor overhaul

6 living rooms with rugs to inspire your next home decor overhaul image

Need some inspiration for your living room decor? The answer is simple (and effective); a soft, luxurious rug can transform the atmosphere of any living space, from the entrance of your home to the master bedroom and, of course, the living room. With ease, a rug can add a touch of cosiness and comfort while enhancing the overall look and feel of the space.

No matter the theme of your living room decor, we have fashionable living room rug ideas to transform the heart of your home (quick tip: all rugs are available online).

Living Room Rug Idea #1: Animal Print

Safari Zebra Animal Print Rug

Safa Zebra Animal Print Rug

Animal print never goes out of fashion. Since the bohemian movement in the 1960s, animal print has been a must-have for homeowners looking to add a touch of opulence to their home decor; it is considered expensive and exotic and comes in various patterns, like leopard, tiger, and zebra print. 

For example, our Safa Zebra Print Rug catches the eye as soon as you walk into the living room. The contrasting black and white striped rug could be considered floor art compared to block-coloured furniture and natural materials, like the linen couch and wicker chair pictured above. 

Alternatively, with brightly-coloured furniture, this rug can become a flurry of funky patterns — the living room’s mood can be tailored based on your unique sense of style. 

Living Room Rug Idea #2: Faux Sheepskin

Fluffy Faux Fur Sheepskin Rug

Fluffy Faux Fur Sheepskin Rug

Shag rugs are popular with modern, fashion-forward homeowners. Luxuriously fluffy underfoot, shag rugs add an extra element of comfort to your living room — whether you choose to display your rug on the floor, hang it on the wall, or even drape it across the back of the lounge. 

Our Faux Sheepskin Rug, for example, looks incredible no matter where it’s displayed. We recommend a faux sheepskin rug for rustic wood floors, matched with natural cotton fabrics and tribal prints, as pictured above. In an instant, you can turn your living room, sunroom or reading nook into the bohemian heart of your home.

If you love the idea of layering rugs, a faux sheepskin rug is a great way to start experimenting. Start with a larger, flat-weave, neutral rug as the base — jute is a durable, all-natural material that will complement the fluff well. Remember, the sheepskin rug doesn’t have to be in the centre of the base rug — place it at an angle for a more dynamic, interesting look. 

Living Room Rug Idea #3: Moroccan 

amara moroccan rug

Amara Moroccan Rug

Looking for something more exciting and exotic? Moroccan rugs have always been a popular choice with their unique weaves, carpets, and textiles, traditionally made by the indigenous tribes of Morocco. These rugs were originally used for warmth and utility rather than decorative purposes.

Now, Moroccan rugs are far more common and feature vibrant colours, fascinating patterns, and soft, luxurious textures while still having historical richness and character. For wall and floor art, Moroccan rugs are a must-have for homeowners committed to popular Moroccan home decor.

We stock various living room rugs in this iconic style, including the Amara Moroccan Rug pictured above. Soft and textured, the Amara Rug features orange, red, blue, and white patterns, along with tassels on either end of the rug. Moroccan rugs come in thousands of colours, shapes, and sizes — check out our range of Moroccan rugs online now!

Living Room Rug Idea #4: Moroccan Vibes

domani modern plain rug

Domani Modern Plain

For minimalist living rooms, we recommend adding a block-coloured or geometric rug. These simple rugs aren’t obvious or overbearing; they’re subtle, elegant, and popular with your local interior designer. 

Take the Domani Modern Plain Rug, for example. Featuring a soft monochrome colour scheme, the Domani Modern Rug takes centre stage without stealing the show. Matched with vibrant-coloured furniture, a modern coffee table, throw blankets, and decorative items, the Domani Rug adds some extra “oomph” to the minimalist space rather than leaving the floor basic and bare.

To add some life to a monochrome theme, consider adding a splash of colour to the space with bright wall art. Some vibrant colours here and there can add much-needed energy to your living room!

Living Room Rug Idea #5: Round

adobe square pattern rugAdobe Square Pattern Rug

The Adobe Square Pattern Rug is one of our favourite examples of high-fashion living rooms with rugs. Thanks to the mismatched squares and broad spectrum of colours, this rug is always the room's focal point, regardless of the interior design. Plus, you won’t need to choose between a blue rug, a red rug, a cream rug, or any other colour!

This statement piece comes in various shapes and sizes, including square rugs, rectangular rugs, and our favourite round rugs. Match your new round area rug with contemporary, block-coloured furniture — for example, black timber coffee tables with glass tops, black leather couches or acrylic chairs, and monochrome-themed lamps. 

Spice up the Adobe Square Pattern Rug with matching rainbow throw blankets, pillows, or even curtains! So long as the furniture is block coloured, these add-ons and accessories will make your Adobe Square Pattern Rug pop. 

Living Room Rug Idea #6: Colourful Jute

Polly Hand Braided Rug

Polly Hand Braided Rug

Back to modern bohemia, jute rugs are essential for homeowners looking to add a natural touch to their home decor. Made from jute and sisal, these rugs are handwoven with care and feature various colours, textures, and all-natural softness. 

One of our favourite living room rug ideas is the Polly Hand Braided Rug. Hand-loomed from all-natural fibres, the Polly Hand Braided Rug features a rainbow swirl of colour, adding a fun and cozy vibe to your living space. This rug blends well with timber floors, wicker furniture, neutral colour schemes, hand-sculpted pottery, and white macrame wall art. 

Spend your weekends chilling out in the living room with friends and family, or spread out on the floor and watch Netflix with your loved ones. Your colourful jute rug is soft and comfortable to lay on or perfect to admire in your living room decor.

Living rooms with rugs are more atmospheric, fashionable, and cosy: find the perfect rug for your living room online today

Have these living room rug ideas inspired you to revamp your home decor? Each rug on this list is available for purchase online with Rug.com.au!

Add visual interest and a splash of colour to your living room with a traditional Moroccan rug, or feel some fluff underfoot with our Faux Sheepskin Rug; no matter how you like to decorate, you will find a fashionable and affordable rug online with us.