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 to spice up the look of your living room? 


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 also enhancing the overall look and feel of the space.


No matter the theme of your home decor, we have fashionable living room rug ideas to transform the focal point of your home. In this blog, we share six of our favourite examples of living rooms with rugs.


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Living room rug idea #1: Animal print chic


Atlanta Zebra Modern Rug

Atlanta Zebra Modern 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 luxury and opulence to their home decor. For one, animal print is considered expensive and exotic. Second, animal print comes in a range of colours and patterns, like leopard print, tiger print, and zebra print.


You can’t go wrong with animal prints!


Our Atlanta Zebra Print Rug, for example, catches the eye as soon as you walk into the living room. The contrasting black and white stripes could be considered floor art compared to the block coloured furniture, like the basic black leather couch pictured above. 


Matched with chrome coloured lamps and fixtures, our Atlanta Zebra Print Rug becomes the centre of attention!

Living room rug idea #2: Fashionable fluff

Fluffy Faux Fur Sheepskin Rug

Fluffy Faux Fur Sheepskin Rug 


Shag rugs are super 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 your lounge. 


Our Faux Sheepskin Rug, for example, looks incredible no matter where it’s displayed. We recommend matching your faux sheepskin rug with rustic wood floors and natural cotton fabrics, as pictured above. A shag rug works well with bohemian-style home decor - think tribal patterns, neutral colours, and spaces with lots of sunlight for reading and social get-togethers. 


Your guests will love the feeling of our Faux Sheepskin Rug underfoot - your home will be flooded with compliments (and style). 

Living room rug idea #3: The Moroccan bazaar

Amara Moroccan Rug

Amara Moroccan Rug


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


Now Moroccan rugs are far more common and feature vibrant colours, fascinating patterns, and soft, luxurious textures. Ideal for wall and floor art, Moroccan rugs are a must-have for homeowners who are committed to the popular “Moroccan” home decor style.


We stock a wide range of Moroccan rug designs, including the Amara Moroccan Rug pictured above. Soft and textured, the Amara Rug features orange, red, blue, and white patterns, along with exotic tassels on either end of the rug. However, Moroccan rugs come in thousands of colours, shapes, and sizes - check out our range of Moroccan rugs online now!

Living room rug idea #4: Block (colour) party

Domani Modern Plain Rug

Domani Modern Plain Rug


For minimalist home decor styles, we recommend adding a block coloured or geometric rug to the space. These simple rugs aren’t obvious or overbearing - instead, they add a subtle yet elegant touch to living rooms which are otherwise “ordinary”. 


Take the Domani Modern Plain Rug, for example (pictured above). Featuring a gentle grey colour scheme, the Domani Modern Rug is eye-catching but in a subtle, stylish way. Matched with monochrome furniture, electronics, throw blankets, and accessories, the Domani Rug adds some extra “oomph” to the minimalist space, rather than leaving the floor basic and bare.


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

Living room rug idea #5: Round it up

Adobe Square Pattern Rug

Adobe Square Pattern Rug


One of our favourite examples of high fashion living rooms with rugs is the Adobe Square Pattern Rug pictured above. Thanks to the mismatched squares and plethora of colours, this rug matches just about any style of home decor!


This particular rug comes in a range of shapes and sizes, including square rugs, rectangular rugs, and our favourite round rugs. Match your new round 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 rainbow throw blankets and 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: All the colours of the rainbow

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 a mixture of 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 earthy atmosphere to your living space. This particular rug blends well with timber floors and 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 spend some time watching Netflix with your loved ones. Your colourful jute rug is soft and comfortable to lay on or perfect to admire amongst 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 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’re sure to find a fashionable and affordable rug online with us.


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