Buying an area rug can seem a daunting task. It will probably be one of the more expensive purchases you make and a fine area rug will live with you possibly for a lifetime, so getting it right matters.
With certain luxury interior designers the carpet's their first purchase to set the room's tone, with its scheme built around colors, patterns or textures found in the chosen fine area rug. I prefer a layered room that includes rugs, window treatments and wallpaper. An area rug in correct proportion to the scale of the room adds a level of sophistication and elegance that enhances any space.
Sisal and animal print rugs in particular suit bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms and studies equally, adding texture in a neutral palette. If required, color and pattern can be layered in through upholstery fabric, wall coverings, window treatments and artwork.
Below are some of my favorite rooms showcasing perfectly appointed area rugs. Photos: One Kings Lane