The addition and removal of only one component changes the feel of the room
Awhile back I saved this picture to use for a post on Heriz rugs. Imagine my surprise when I went back to the original source, the website of designer Amanda Nisbet, and found the same room but with a different rug.
Everything in the room is basically the same — draperies, lighting, art, even the pillows, albeit arranged a bit differently on the sofas. This second image reveals a custom sized Berber style carpet minus the Heriz. It mimics the look of sisal, replete with bound fabric edges. To my eye, using the neutral sisal rug alone projects an uncluttered, light, summery style whereas the room with the Heriz with its deep shades of red looks warm and inviting on a cold, light the fire and get cozy kind of day.