12 Memorable Living Rooms Where Rugs Are The Star!


Rugs are the star of any room. How about completing your living room with unique and memorable pieces? Check out these projects!

In this article, we’ll explore how rugs can be used as a centerpiece in living rooms. Check out these 12 living room interiors that have been given an update:

 Rugs Are The Star

Inspired by the 2023 edition of the 1stDibs 50 list that celebrates interior designers and architects considered to be rising names in the field, TAPIS Studio has made a selection of 20 projects where rugs are the big star of living rooms.

These pieces have long been a staple in home décor, adding comfort and style to any space. In the living room, where family and guests gather, the right rug can create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Creating a Focal Point Where Rugs Are The Star:

COLOR: The colors in the rug should be reflected in the rest of the room’s décor. For example, if the rug is a bright and bold color, the furniture and accessories should be more neutral to balance out the space. Conversely, if the rug is neutral, brighter accent colors can be added to create visual interest.

PATTERNS: If the rug has a bold pattern, it’s best to keep the rest of the room’s décor more subdued. Conversely, if the rug is solid-colored, patterns can be added through throw pillows or curtains to create texture and interest.

TEXTURE: Rugs add texture to a living room, which can be enhanced by incorporating other textures into the space. For example, a shaggy rug can be paired with velvet throw pillows or a leather couch to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

12 Living Rooms Projects with Striking Rugs

In a rug-centric living room, the rug becomes the focal point of the space. To create a cohesive design, the rest of the room should be designed around the rug. This can be done by selecting complementary colors and patterns for the furniture, pillows, and accessories. Check out the projects below:

1 – Downtown Utilitarian by Zoe Feldman Design

The Mid-Modern Century style with industrial touches is striking in this family home by Zoe Feldman Design in Washington, DC. The living room has a geometric rug in shades of blue that adds texture and defines the space.

2 – Irene Neuwirth Flagship by Studio Shamshiri

With Art Deco references, sophisticated design is evident in this project by Studio Shamshiri. The living room features a geometric wool and silk rug in pastel shades, a standout piece. In this project that features rugs in almost every room, the rugs are the star.

3 – Mira Penthouse by Noz Design

The modern and minimalist style is very noticeable in this project by the interior designer Noz Design. The living room features a light gray wool shaped rug that creates a soft contrast with the dark-toned furniture. Although minimalistic, in this project, rugs are the star.

4 – Keepers Farmhouse by Peter Mikic Interiors

With a modern chic style, the living room by Peter Mikic Interiors is characterized by a monochromatic, textured rug in shades of blue that is quite inviting. The reclaimed wood furniture and the seating set with an accented shape complete the atmosphere.

5 – Greenwich Village Pied-a-Terre by Nate Berkus Associates

Geometric rugs are always a good choice! For this downtown New York apartment project, interior designer Nate Berkus chose to blend classic design and contemporary elements. The living room features a checkered rug that adds texture and comfort to the space, making the room modern and timeless at the same time.

6 – Cow Hollow by Heidi Caillier Design

Bohemian style is very present in this project by Heidi Caillier. The room features a striped rug in shades of beige and blue that contrasts with the earthy tone of the walls and furniture, bringing a cozy atmosphere. As expected in a bohemian design, in this case the rugs are the star!

7 – The Battery by Ken Fulk Inc.

With an eclectic style, Ken Fulk manages to present a living room rug in shades of neutrals – such as black and nudes – that stand out in the space given the choice of blue and woody tone of the furniture, complementing the style.

8 – Fond Du Lac Country Home by Michael Del Piero Good Design

With a minimalist rustic-chic style, the living room by Michael Del Piero is characterized by a woven rug in shades of raw and nudes that perfectly complements the reclaimed wood furniture. Again, in this rustic-chic design, the rugs are the star.

9 – Chicago Family Home by Sasha Adler Design

In this Chicago family home by Sasha Adler Design the professional mixes classic and elegant touches in a cheerful and colorful living room. The highlight is the blue rug, which automatically draws all eyes to it, making the space super inviting for a get-together among friends.

10 – Framebridge x Zoe Feldman Design

With a bold style and Maximalist touches, this room by Zoe Feldman features a striking animal print piece that is certainly a standout piece in the room. Neutral furniture complements the style. In this design again the rugs are the star!

11 – Haight-Ashbury by Nicole Hollis

We’ve certainly covered this beautiful maximalist project by interior designer Nicole Hollis before! Part of the select list of featured interior designers, the professional brings this time a colorful rug that composes the casual aesthetic of the space.

12 – Knightsbridge by Malyev Schafer Ltd

To complete our list of living rooms where rugs are the star, we bring you this classic and elegant design by Malyev Schafer. Even with the choice of light tones for walls, furniture, and decor, the rug manages to stand out thanks to its extra texture!

We hope you enjoyed the selection of projects that prove that it is possible to create a living room decor where rugs as the star!

To stay inspired, check out the TAPIS Studio design projects page where you will find the best of interior design ideas using modern, bright, curated, and artistic handmade rugs to complete any room!

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