The Best Rugs to Complement Your Living Room

Georgie Kenny
By Georgie Kenny
Mar 26, 2021

Picture this: you’ve finally secured the rental property of your dreams. It has a cosy bedroom with the perfect amount of light, a beautiful bathroom and it’s within walking distance from your work. It is ideal. 

Now you’ve moved in; you realise something feels like it’s missing —something to add a little character, flair and that home-from-home feeling to your new pad. Enter the perfect rug. 

Rental properties tend to have hard flooring, but incorporating a rug into your living space can make it feel more homely. It is also an easy way to tailor your rental more to your taste, without having to peel blu tack off the walls and lose your deposit! 

But, with so many options, how do you know which rug would best compliment your living room? That’s where this guide comes in handy. 

Which rug should you choose?

Rug in living room

There are plenty of shops with rugs, rugs and more rugs to browse through until you find the one for you. Start your search at MadeIkeaMaisons du MondeHabitat or Anthropologie, for some inspiration.

Best rugs for a small living room

A round rug can be the perfect complement to a small living room. It adds some colour and character to the room without taking over completely. Here are some of our favourites:

If you want something a little different for a smaller space, check out

  • Star Rug from Maisons du Monde (available in four colours)

Best rugs on a budget

Best colourful rugs

Best neutral rugs

Where is the best placement for your rug?

Where you place your rug in the room also has an impact not only on how the room looks but how it feels. A rug that pulls the sofa, side tables, and chairs into a warm conversation area optimises the feeling of tranquillity and homeliness in your living room. 

Adding a rug to your living room is a fun and surefire way to add some colour and personality to your rental home. No matter what your preference, you are bound to find your new addition from one of the shops recommended in this guide! 

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