So I have a small apartment where the living room and dinning are combined in one space so I already own a rug for the dinning area with colors like burgundy,teal,orange,caramel brown , etc. It's just like this one:
But now I need one for the other side where my living room is which is basically just a sofa that is caramel color chenille and dark brown leather but I have no idea what type of rug should I get. I don't know If I should get a rug totally different to the one I already have but that goes with my sofa or different patterns but same colors for the rugs?Or should I get a solid colored rug so they dont't compete so any ideas please help and pictures would be more helpful, thanks.
I would recommend you get something larger than a 5x7 rug for starters. Without seeing the room or the rug in question, it's hard to make any suggestions as to pattern or color.
Without seeing pics I can say it will *likely* work OK to have 2 different rugs in the same space *depending*. First of all however, 5'x7' rugs are not large rugs but in a small room they may be in scale. A 5'x7' is just large enough to have the front feet of your sofa on the rug, another seating piece (chair or loveseat) opposite with the front feet on the rug, and a moderately sized coffee table with enough space around it in between. I know this because I just measured the 5'x7' rug that is in one end of my LR altho it's actually 5'2"x7'7" so is a bit larger. I have a larger rug at the other end.
Now about color/pattern - that chevron design rug is fairly neutral as far as pattern goes so it depends on your comfort level for pattern. IMO if the colors are very similar you could use a large scale patterned rug with it. Have a look at the transitional rugs on that same site and see if there are any you like. I saw a few that might work. If you don't have that comfort level then one of the colors in the chevron rug would work as a solid color rug.This message has been edited. Last edited by: joyluck,
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Thank u everyone.Joyluck ur answer was very helpful but do u mind if you could send me the link of at least one the rugs you think might work? (I'm really clueless about this stuff)or just the complete name and I could look for it because I see lot of rugs with very similar colors but totally different patterns like flowers and stuff and I really have no idea so if it's not too much to ask for that would be great. Thank you.
If you are uncomfortable mixing patterns you could have a piece of carpet bound. Just go to a carpet showroom and inquire. That way you can choose exactly the color you want, from their carpet samples and then they will make an area rug for you out of the carpet. You could even bring home carpet samples to lay on the floor next to your rug so you can check the match before ordering. So that's another idea. And I would get a rug that reaches to within about a foot of your walls for your living area if you can afford it.
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