40 Living Room Rugs to Instantly Transform Your Space

Shaggy or flat-woven, sisal or jute—there's a rug for every space and mood in our comprehensive round-up.

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Simon Upton

Once you've selected the couch that's right for you and your space, and a coffee table to match it's time to outfit your living room with the perfect rug. From natural materials like sisal and jute, to handwoven textiles and vintage Persian or oriental show-stoppers, we've rounded up the very best living room rugs.

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William Abranowicz
Shag on Sisal

In the living room of Vivia Horn’s Japanese-style retreat in Hunter, New York, the leather-and-plastic Italian sofas, cocktail table, and wool shag rug were purchased in the 1980s at Bloomingdale’s. The Japanese-style fire pit and tin range hood are custom, the floor lamp is from the ’70s and the sisal carpet is by .

Get the look: $399, Crate & Barrel

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Simon Upton

In this Miami penthouse, designer Jean-Louis Deniot chose and designed rugs specifically to mirror the ocean.

Get the look: $162, AllModern

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Greenwich Village Spacious Remodel
Simon Upton
Navy Patchwork

A houndstooth ottoman is the centerpiece of the living room in this snug New York City bachelor pad; a rug with exposed stitching feels textural and homey.

Get the look: $708, Overstock

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Patrick Cline
Pattern on Pattern

While not technically a living room—interior designer Carolyn Pressly uses this space as an office—there's a lot to be learned from her choices. A burnished gold couch is placed atop a Persian rugs with notes of red, black, pink and (look closely) gold. All of this somehow works against a gray, black and white painted floor.

Get the look: $248, RugsUSA

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Unifying Pattern

In Wilhelmina Models CEO Bill Wackermann's downtown apartment, a large open living room serves a few purposes: Dining table, couch and coffee table, and a reading nook. By unifying the space with a small patterned rug in black, gray and white, the areas feel more harmonious.

Get the look: $2,795, Jonathan Adler

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Inside a Georgian Manor at Christmas
Simon Upton
Oriental Florals

In this Georgian manor, a custom floral rug by Braquenié, a bespoke French fabric company, complements an array of upholstery in a similar soft palette.

Get the look: price updo request, Braquenié

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443 Greenwich Street Tribeca Loft
Marco Ricca
Brown Tribal

In this Tribeca family loft, a generous handwoven rug gives the expansive space a cohesive unity.

Get the look: price updo request, Merida Studio

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Genevieve Garruppo
Peacock Blue Rug

In a Manhattan apartment designed by , two 18th-century French bergère chairs are covered in a hot pink fabric. The 1920s Chinese deco rug is dyed peacock blue — part of the apartment's goal to merge Old World aesthetic and whimsical style.

"The rug adds that element of another traditional piece, but dying it turquoise recreated it into something new," says Bikoff.

Get the look: $104.62, nuLoom

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Richard Powers
Steel With a Wool Rug

This modern Mexican house amongst the trees is centered by a living room with a sofa, ottoman and chairs by Maxalto. The cocktail table and circular side table are by . The ceiling is paneled in walnut, the wall behind the sofa is clad in steel and the rug is an antique Persian. The two red velvet chairs add warmth to the composition, echoing the hues in the antique Persian rug.

Get the look: price varies, 1stdibs

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William Waldron
Geometric Rug

In the living room of fashion designer Erin Beatty and filmmaker Lex Sidon’s West Village duplex, which was designed by and Michael Woodcock of , the leather sofa is by , the love seat is by , and the chairs are from ; the marble cocktail table is a custom design, the stool by is from , the floor lamp is by , the rug is by , and the paintings are by , left, and .

Get the look: $89-$1,889, Aelfie

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Simon Upton
Colorful Living Room Rug

In an eclectic NYC home, the 1940s club chair is covered in a chintz from the same decade, the sofa is by Maison Jansen, and the wallpaper is by ; the circular rug is by , the carpet is by , the cocktail tables are by , and the central artwork is an Indian sign painting.

Get the look: $598, Anthropologie

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Richard Powers
Natural Chevron Rug

In a treehouse-style Mexican home, the family room's sofa and ottoman are by Ligne Roset, the Saarinen side table is by Knoll, and the chairs are by Hans Wegner. The Arco lamp is by Flos, the pillows and rug are custom designs, and the tapestry was created from a traditional Bhutanese man's robe.

Get the look: $135, Wayfair

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Max Zambelli
Marrakesh Shag Rug

In the living room of Kate and Rem Reynolds’ townhouse in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, the sofa from ABC Carpet & Home is upholstered in a fabric by Soraya Shah for Studio Four NYC, the design showroom Kate Reynolds co-owns. The Moroccan rug is vintage.

Get the look: $330, Wayfair

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Björn Wallander
Great Plains Maverick Rug

In designer Patrick Printy’s studio, a pair of vintage sofas is upholstered in a Ralph Lauren Home stripe, the Eero Saarinen table is from Design Within Reach, barstools by CB2 are covered in a Katie Ridder fabric, the ceiling lantern is by Visual Comfort, the rug is by Ralph Lauren Home, and the busts are by Oly.

Get the look: $1,100, Ralph Lauren Home

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Stephen Kent Johnson
Sea-Grass Rug

In a Greenwich Village penthouse, the antique Swedish sofa and Baroque chair, are upholstered in Robert Kime fabrics, the armchair is 18th-century French and a vintage Persian Soumak rug from Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar rests on a sea-grass rug from ABC Carpet & Home.

Get the look: $3,000, ABC Carpet & Home

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Bohemian Room Decor
Stephen Kent Johnson
A Sunny Manhattan Hideaway

In the same Manhattan apartment, the living room’s 19th-century English faux-bamboo chairs and antique French stool are covered in linens, the antique French iron garden-table base is topped with antique marble and a sculptor’s stand holds a 19th-century Italian terra-cotta urn.

Get the look: price varies, Chairish

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Stephen Kent Johnson
Chunky Braided Twist Rug

The barn at actress Amanda Seyfried’s weekend retreat in the Catskills now serves as guest quarters. In the living room, the sofa is by West Elm, the wool rug is by Restoration Hardware, the flooring is reclaimed oak, and the wall is painted in Benjamin Moore’s White Dove. The photograph is by Sarah Bailey.

Get the look: $1,795, Restoration Hardware

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Richard Powers
Silk Rug

This living room’s circa-1905 Josef Hoffmann chairs are covered in Burmese python, a sculpture by Sol LeWitt serves as a cocktail table and the Wendell Castle pedestal was originally a newel post. The silk rug is by Fort Street Studio and the painting over the mantel is by Ross Bleckner.

Get the look: price upon request, Fort Street Studio

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Best Living Room Ideas - Beautiful Living Room Decor
Ricardo Labougle
Tibetan Rug

In the main living room of hairstylist Marcos Proença's São Paulo duplex, which was designed by Fabrizio Rollo, both the sofa, upholstered in a Rubelli velvet, and the screen were made in the 1940s by Dinucci.

The Louis XV–style armchairs are antique, the 1930s footstools are Italian, the cocktail table is by Naoto Fukasawa, and the faux-twig side table is by Maison Jansen. The custom rug is Tibetan, the artwork over the sofa is by John Grant, and the lithograph is by Andy Warhol.

Get the look: $699, Crate & Barrel

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Richard Powers
Ivory Area Rug

The pristine beige palette of this Palm Beach apartment is anchored by a neutral rug with a thick ivory border, and accented by a glass chair by Jacques Adnet and René Coulon. A 1970s Italian cocktail table is by Gae Aulenti. The concrete wall plaques are by Radu Comsa.

Get the look: $369.60, Surya

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Ricardo Labougle
Moroccan Berber Rug

This São Paulo duplex is eclectic and intriguing with an eye-catching Moroccan Berber rug and Jean Prouvé chair by .

Get the look: $1371, RugVista

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Best Living Room Ideas - Beautiful Living Room Decor
Ricardo Labougle
Geometric Gray Rug

In a Spanish-inspired London townhouse, jewel tones are juxtaposed against a quiet gray rug—the perfect contrast. The sofa is covered in a Donghia patterned velvet and a round banquette is topped with a 1940s French bronze sculpture.

Get the look: $256, Wayfair

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Interior Designer Todd Alexander Romano
William Abranowicz
Fur Rug

A lush rug contributes to the overflowing texture of this cheery room in Todd Alexander Romano's home. The curtains are of a silk taffeta from Brunschwig & Fils and the charcoal vintage sofa is upholstered in a Clarence House velvet.

Get the look: $32.99, House Of Hampton

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Simon Upton
Blue and White Floral Rug

In architect and designer Sig Bergamin's Manhattan apartment, a blue and white floral rug echoes the blue colors found dotted in the room's curtains and lampshade.

Get the look: $111, RugsUSA

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Joshua McHugh
Geometric Tan Rug

In the living room of Meredith Melling and Zach Iscol's retreat on Martha's Vineyard, designed by Ariel Ashe and Reinaldo Leandro of Ashe + Leandro, a geometric brown rug echoes the bohemian spirit of the patterned pillows.

Get the look: $39, AllModern

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Tim Street-Porter
Striped Blue Rug

In the blue and white living room in actress Ellen Pompeo's Hollywood villa, the Afghan wool dhurrie is from the 1930s. The custom-made sofa is cushioned with pillows covered in Indian cotton throws.

Get the look: $512, Dash & Albert

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William Waldron
Zebra Rug

The library of a New York City apartment decorated by Todd Romano features a custom-made zebra rug by Poma & Steven.

Get the look: $166, Home Depot

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Pieter Estersohn
Striped Rug

In a Chicago apartment decorated by Nate Berkus, the striped rug is by Madeline Weinrib.

Get the look: $55, Safavieh Montauk Collection

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Thibault Jeanson
Zebra Layers

In the living room of Antony Todd's New York City townhouse, the sisal rug under the zebra-shaped rug is from ABC Carpet & Home.

Get the look: $283.80, Luxe Decor

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William Waldron
Art Deco

In the living room of designer Robert Stilin's East Hampton house, the Art Deco rug is from F.J. Hakimian.

Get the look: $399, West Elm

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