Tag Archives: living room rugs
living room with furniture arranged slightly on rug by Dennis Design Group

Arranging Sofas on Rugs

Basic guidelines apply when placing furniture on rugs Selecting an area rug for a room with a sofa or sectional is not as straightforward as finding the right size rug for under a dining room table or bed.  There are more variables involved in deciding on the carpet size that works best for your seating […]

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how to arrange a picture wall over a sofa

Informal Picture Wall

How I created a random looking, 14-piece group for my daughter’s new living room. Our youngest daughter (DD2) bought a house over a year ago.  Built in the mid-90′s, it hasn’t been updated.   Needless to say, there has been a lot to do to bring it up-to-date while filling the wants and needs of a […]

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modern rug under glass top dining room table

One Rug, Two Room Views

The right colors and accessories bring out the best in a rug Choosing a rug is a lot like selecting clothing.  Years ago I went to a color specialist who draped me in various colors to determine which hue looked best with my complexion and hair color.  It’s one of those demonstrations you have to […]

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vintage oriental rug with chaise lounge and screen from Frank Faulkner

Vintage Carpets, Comfy Chaises

Aged colors in antique Persian rugs are a calming influence There’s something special about lounging on a chaise.  It’s “just-for-one” seating that practically commands you to cater in a few moments of self-indulgent relaxation.  In the conservatory of this home, a wide expanse of windows and a sunny corner provide a welcoming location for a […]

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red striped cotton bedroom rug from Meg Braff

Cotton Summer Rugs

Lightweight and brightly colored rugs are a summer alternative to heavy Oriental carpets Take a look at beach house decor and you’ll likely find a variety of striped cotton rugs.  Unfussy and cool on bare feet, they’re often the first rug of choice for cottages and seaside homes.  This beach-theme Nantucket bedroom by designer John […]

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