If you’ve already selected the sofa and coffee table that best suits your style and space, you will definitely want to turn your attention to finding the perfect rug. A great rug can fundamental and transformative. When you figure in that the floor and ceiling are the fifth and sixth walls of a space, the rug becomes one o the most important elements in a room. The rug is going to make a statement and set the mood, whether it be a cheap standard or a finely crafted investment. So at the very least, you would want that statement to say something about your style. Ideally you want the rug to anchor and elevate your design.

Before you can begin, you will need to take stock your style preferences and your space. The color palette that you ultimately want in play. Whether your preference is for warm neutrals or bold color. The flooring you have in place. The design style you are most attracted to, be it warm Scandinavian minimalist, modern elegance with a touch of Hollywood glamour, French modernist with a hint of Mediterranean farmhouse.

A linear Beni Ourain rug with bold crossing lines makes a graphic statement for stylish interior design. This fresh modern living room features a choice mix of Mid Century Modern and traditional furniture. A vintage MCM Italian armchair, Marco Zanuso style, a blush shearling sheep fur, a traditional pedestal table, and some vintage french farm house stools.

If your room is already colorful, you may want to consider a rug that is neutral and more subtle. Keep in mind - neutral does not necessarily mean boring. This is very true in the case of Moroccan Beni Ourain, which can be stunning statements even in their simplest form. On the other hand, if you have been primarily selecting furnishings with clean lines muted shades, you can go either way. Sticking with a neutral rug can increase the drama and enrich your design. Going bold after going neutral may distract rather than complement your space.

Size is crucial to design structure. A room that is successfully anchored accommodates the desired seating area, rather then the whole room. Most designers will recommend that the front legs of the sofa and side chairs be placed on the rug for a classic up against the wall arrangement. When designing a floating arrangement, where the sofa and chairs are placed in the middle of the room, the idea will be that all four legs of each piece of furniture should sit on the rug.

The fun begins when the time comes to choose pattern and color. Pattern helps to hide wear and tear. Subtle color can soften the tone of a space. It can lend a look of un-pretentious comfort and charm. Good design feels good. It is approachable and inviting. In this light flooded living room, a Moroccan azilal rug in soft muted shades is floated in front of a cozy modern sofa upholstered in bright white linen. Both the sofa and the rug are a complement to the pale wood floors and plentiful natural light.

Larger rooms have different needs than small ones. The size and orientation of a rug should serve the purpose of making a room feel connected. A floating arrangement is often used in larger spaces. For proper scale, it requires a rug to extend away from the furniture at least six inches on each side. A larger rug is best for larger sized living rooms. When selecting size, keep in mind an ideal space of at least eighteen inches of bare floor on all sides. While some designers recommend that all furniture sits on the rug. Others will say that all furniture except the coffee table should be entirely off the rug.

Designers will tell you that it is far easier to start with either the rug or a cherished piece of art and design the entire room around them, rather than the other way around. Once you have chosen the furniture, finding a rug that blends and elevates the design becomes much more difficult. In this modern French country living room the floral sofa appears to be a focal point, and a wonderful set of Moroccan rugs, a pastel boucherouite and a simple Beni Ourain, set the mood for art in the context of nature.

Entryway, Dining Room, Kitchen

The kitchen, entry, and dining room are all areas with high foot traffic. A durable rug that is going to last is what you are looking for here. A low, dense hand knotted pile or flat weave are good choices. You will also want a rug that cleans up with the use of just some mild soap, warm water, a stiff brush or absorbent white cloth to remove any stains or spills. An all wool rug, especially hand knotted ones, is super forgiving and easy to clean by this method. It can also be fully washed in the driveway on a hot summer day every few years.

In the dining room, you want a rug is large enough to fit under the legs the chairs as well as the table. Measure the width and length of the table and add two feet on each side. As a general rule, you are going to need a rug that is at least eight feet wide.

 

Bedroom

In the bedroom, comfort should be a state of mind, a feeling well-being and contentment. Your bedroom design ideally should exhibit a quality of relaxed comfort with a touch of glamour. Warm fuzzy textures go a long way. Wool, linen, sheep fur, thick Beni Ourain rugs. Make the most of natural light by choosing soft, light colors. If you choose to go bold, do it with the intention of creating an ambience of glamour.

There are several ways to design a bedroom with a rug. You can either place two runners on each side of the bed, or a single runner at the foot of the bed. But there is another, perhaps more dramatic way to add the dual ideals of glamour and coziness to a bedroom. And that is, by extending a larger rug from the bottom two-thirds of the bed. This traditional rug-underneath placement can be more elegant when you step out of bed.

 

Living Room

Some living rooms are only there to be viewed, and are not to be used or even touched. These call for silk or antique rugs that project that look of luxury. But in most cases, you will want a rug that can do double and even triple duty. Who doesn’t want a touch of glamour and drama to keep the energy flowing? Cozy comfort and durability are also at the top of the list of requirements for an area rug.

There are two types of rugs that have the potential to serve all purposes. Those are an all-wool hand knotted rug and a woolen flat weave. While, sisal is a very good alternative for durability, it lacks in the element of cozy comfort. On the other hand, there are ways of creating an ultra-luxe interior with a jute fiber rug.

Pattern helps to hide wear and tear. Subtle color can soften the tone of a space. It can lend a look of un-pretentious comfort and charm. At the end of the day, good design feels good. It is approachable and inviting.

Most designers will recommend that the front legs of the sofa and side chairs be placed on the rug for a classic up against the wall arrangement. When designing a floating arrangement, where the sofa and chairs are placed in the middle of the room, the idea will be that all four legs of each piece of furniture should sit on the rug. Whether going for a classic or contemporary design situation, leave a few inches between the wall and the rug’s edge. The purpose is to really define the seating area.

Larger rooms have different needs than small ones. The size and orientation of a rug should serve the purpose of making a room feel connected. A floating arrangement is often used in larger spaces. For proper scale, it requires a rug to extend away from the furniture at least six inches on each side. A larger rug is best for larger sized living rooms. When selecting size, keep in mind an ideal space of at least eighteen inches of bare floor on all sides. While some designers recommend that all furniture sits on the rug. Others will say that all furniture except the coffee table should be entirely off the rug.

A gorgeous Beni Ourain with wide irregular diamond pattern makes the perfect statement in a traditional modern bedroom. This classic trad-mod look, with the curvy linen headboard and Italian leafy brass toleware chandelier might be incomplete without the striking Berber rug as the focal point.

A gorgeous Beni Ourain with wide irregular diamond pattern makes the perfect statement in a traditional modern bedroom. This classic trad-mod look, with the curvy linen headboard and Italian leafy brass toleware chandelier might be incomplete without the striking Berber rug as the focal point. This is a great example of how the rug totally makes the room. Here, it lends an unmistakable freshness to the design, an example of how just a rug change can update and surprise. 

Trad-Modern interior design is a beautiful thing, the best of both worlds, the sleek with the soft added back in. This stunning beni ourain rug with large scale patterning is the perfect choice for this space. And that Italian leafy toleware chandelier, a wonderful  contrast to the abstract linear pattern of the berber rug. Such a charming bedroom. A delightful blend of comfort and nuanced design.  

The architecture of this room looks precisely like that of Greek island homes on Oia and Mykonos. Stark white stucco walls, built in sofas, and natural fiber textures like this bentwood French modernist woven rush armchair are perfect for reminding us of days by the water. The classic Beni Ourain in a large scale pattern, the perfect compliment to mediterranean minimalism.

The architecture of this room looks precisely like that of Greek island homes on Oia and Mykonos. Stark white stucco walls and built in sofas will always recall memories, or dreams, of crystal blue seas and impossibly clear skies. Natural fiber textures like this bentwood French modernist woven rush armchair are perfect for reminding us of days by the water. The classic Beni Ourain in a large scale pattern, the perfect compliment to mediterranean minimalism.

A mix of relaxed California design and country modernism, this delightful space features a floating boucherouite rug in soft pastel shades with a touch of green to complement the owner's love of leafy plants. Lifted onto French rattan plant stands, the latter seem to hold a very special place in the interior design of this room. So refreshingly modern.

A mix of relaxed California design and country modernism, this delightful space features a floating boucherouite rug in soft pastel shades with a touch of green to complement the owner's love of leafy plants. Lifted onto French rattan plant stands, the latter seem to hold a very special place in the interior design of this room. And the owner’s treatment of them is so refreshingly modern.

The kitchen, entry, and dining room are all areas with high foot traffic. A durable rug that is going to last is what you are looking for here. A low, dense hand knotted pile or flat weave are good choices.  In this California modern home, a collection of playful Moroccan boucherouite rugs in soft muted pastels line the hallway, setting the tone for artful and refreshing modern design.

In this California modern home, Berber rugs in subtle shades set the tone for artful and refreshing modern design. A collection of playful Moroccan boucherouite rugs in soft muted pastels line the hallway while leaving space for lots of pale wood flooring to be exposed and appreciated.  

 The classic Scandinavian-modern look is a neutral look of warm earthy tones and lots of whites in every shade. This very often includes a butter-hued Moroccan Beni Ourain rug on the floor. The  preference is for clean, functional design, that feels cozy. A plush white beni ourain rug adds just right amount of comfort, style, and a graphic statement.

Classic Scandinavian-modern is a neutral look of warm earthy tones and lots of whites in every shade. This very often includes a butter-hued Moroccan Beni Ourain rug on the floor. The preference is for clean, functional design, that feels cozy. A plush white beni ourain rug adds just right amount of comfort, style, and a graphic statement. Here, small Beni Ourain runner is place beside the bed in a room with a fascinating eclectic mix of furnishings. 

 

In the dining room, ideally you will want a rug that cleans up easily. An all wool rug, a especially hand knotted one, is super forgiving and easily spot cleaned with mild soap and water. This Scandinavian country dining room is everything from scandi modern fresh to french country pretty. The space is a prime example for what a classic simple beni ourain rug can do when mixed with just a few rustic traditional furnishings.

In the dining room, ideally you will want a rug that cleans up easily. An all wool rug, a especially hand knotted one, is super forgiving and easily spot cleaned with mild soap and water. This primitive modern dining room is everything from scandi fresh to country pretty. Provincial elegance is a look with enduring appeal, and this space is a prime example for what a classic simple beni ourain rug can do when mixed with just a few rustic traditional furnishings.

The size and orientation of a rug should serve the purpose of making a room feel connected. This bohemian modern living room is showcase example of the transformative beauty of extra large custom Beni Ourain rugs. For proper scale, a rug should extend away from the furniture at least six inches on each side. A larger rug works best for larger sized living rooms. When selecting size, keep in mind an ideal space of twelve to eighteen inches of bare floor on all sides. Some designers recommend that all furniture sits on the rug.

The size and orientation of a rug should serve the purpose of making a room feel connected. This bohemian modern living room is showcase example of the beauty of extra large custom Beni Ourain rugs. For proper scale, a rug should extend away from the furniture at least six inches on each side. A larger rug works best for larger sized living rooms. When selecting size, keep in mind an ideal space of twelve to eighteen inches of bare floor on all sides. Some designers recommend that all furniture sits on the rug.

Designers use Beni Ourain rugs to dazzling effect. There are inspiring ways to showcase rugs everywhere in the house. From the best of these, we can easily see why a beautiful rug is the crucial element - the attention grabber that dictates the mood and design for the rest of the space.

Designers use Beni Ourain rugs to dazzling effect. There are inspiring ways to showcase rugs everywhere in the house. From the best of these, we can easily see why a beautiful rug is the crucial element - the attention grabber that dictates the mood and design for the rest of the space. 

French windows and a floor to ceiling bookcase are the focal point of this stunning home library. The adjacent hallway features a plush Beni Ourain rug with chevron-like pattern - complement to the vintage leather bound circle chair - leading the way to a fresh take on a typically traditional space.

French windows and a floor to ceiling bookcase are the focal point of this stunning home library. The adjacent hallway features a plush Beni Ourain rug with chevron-like pattern - complement to the vintage leather bound circle chair - leading the way to a fresh take on a typically traditional space. 

Beauty in the bedroom is the surprising mix of a silk chinoiserie divider screen as headboard and a bold, classic Beni Ourain rug. Add an oversized rustic French cupboard, some pretty Indian textiles, and a sculptural leather encased chandelier and the look is unexpected - glamorous and serene all at once.

Beauty in the bedroom is the surprising mix of a silk chinoiserie divider screen as headboard and a bold, classic Beni Ourain rug. Add an oversized rustic French cupboard, some pretty Indian textiles, and a sculptural leather encased chandelier and the look is unexpected - glamorous and serene all at once. The rug is placed in front of the bed for drama that is immediately apparent.