The 28 Best Living Room Rugs To Elevate Your Lounge Space From Casual To Chic

Set the tone for your entire living space with the perfect rug.

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There are room accessories as transformative as a good carpet. Looking to revamp your living space? Check out these 28 stunning rooms for evidence that the right rug can elevate any living room. Plus, discover our best bedroom rugs and stylish kitchen rugs!

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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: $1,225, Houzz


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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: $4,500, 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.

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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: $1795, 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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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: $249, The Land of Nod


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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: $199, Kaleen Regency


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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: $1,696, RugVista


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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: $7,128, Anthropologie

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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: $120, Wild Mannered


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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: $190, RugsUSA


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William Abranowicz

In this serene home on the Greek island of Santorini, ivory rugs reflect the same peaceful white splashed throughout the rest of the room (except for a few purple pillows).

Get the look: $43, AllModern


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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: $160, 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: $130, LuxeDecor


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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: $174, Home Depot


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Pieter Estersohn

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

Get the look: $450, Madeline Weinrib


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Thibault Jeanson

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: $284, Luxe Decor


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William Waldron

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

Get the look: $799, All Modern


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Pieter Estersohn

In a Montana home, the cream and brown rug is by F. J. Hakimian.

Get the look: $225, Overstock


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Produced by Cynthia Frank / Photography by Douglas Friedman

In the living room of Lisa Pomerantz and Jonathan Copplestone's Manhattan apartment, the Berber rug is vintage.

Get the look: $3,094, Domino


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Richard Powers
Blue Triangles Rug

In this Parisian rooftop apartment, the living room's rug is by IKEA. The armchairs, cocktail and side tables, and sofa are all by Casamidy.

Get the look: $163, ATG Stores


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William Waldron
Red Bukhara Rug

In the Brooklyn townhouse of ceramist Amanda Moffat, the living room's Bukhara rug is from ABC Carpet & Home. The pressed-tin lamps are from Lexington Gardens.

Get the look: $2,000, ABC Carpet & Home


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Trevor Tondro
Silk Rug

Designer Alison Palevsky anchored the living room of her Pacific Palisades home with a silk rug from Lawrence of La Brea. A painting by Gottfried Helnwein is placed between the living area and open kitchen and the French doors open onto the terrace.

Get the look: $5,480, Lawrence Of La Brea


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Mikkel Vang
Contemporary Gray Rug

In the living room of a Bergen County, New Jersey, home designed by Nannette Brown, the rug is by Doris Leslie Blau. The custom-made sofa is upholstered in a Rogers & Goffigon fabric, which is also used for the curtains.

Get the look: $77,000, Doris Leslie Blau


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Douglas Friedman
Moroccan Rug

Actress Maris Tomei's Greenwich Village apartment, decorated with the help of Alexandra Hayden of Octave Studio, features a Moroccan rug. The living room sofa is upholstered in a Kuba textile and the Milo Baughman swivel chair is covered in a fabric by Christopher Hyland.

Get the look: $411, Rugs USA


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Interior Designer Celerie Kemble
Thomas Loof
Brown Diamond Rug

In the living room of this East Hampton house, which was designed by Celerie Kemble, the rug is by Merida. The sofas, by Celerie Kemble for Henredon, are upholstered in a Brunschwig & Fils printed linen, and the side tables are Kemble designs.

Get the look: $239, Natural Area Rugs


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Wichmann + Bendtsen
Black And White Rug

In a Danish couple's weekend retreat, a rug by Caravane and Achille and Pier Castiglioni's Arco floor lamp for Flos are in the living room.

Get the look: $277, Caravane


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Douglas Friedman
Striped Brown Area Rug

In a San Francisco family's home, designed by Ken Fulk, the living room's striped rug is from Stark. The 18th-century armoire and midcentury wing chairs are Italian, the sofa is covered in a Great Plains linen, and the side table is Moroccan.

Get the look: $727, Wayfair


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