June 20, 2016

Red is by far the most prominent color in most persian or traditional rugs. Which do not get me wrong, so many times helps an otherwise cool or neutral room totally nail it. In fact, red probably will probably only appear in our house if it is in a vintage rug.

What we are aiming for in the living room is something muted to cool down the walls’ dark intensity. Because I need something promptly, I also need something affordable. This means mass produced (and therefore readily available) will be what we are looking for, as much as I would love the time to leisurely shop for expensive vintage rugs. Thankfully, there are some good options around.


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Our old red and black rug monstrosity (used only out of necessity) in our living room is grating on my soul. The rug really is not the worst thing ever, but the red with these blacks walls is all wrong and kind of killing me.

I think our living room pick will come from one of these. There is a favorite in my book, but we will see what David thinks.

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  • Chris

    I’ve been thinking about your choices – way too many, huh? If I recall correctly, the new chairs have a chambray type of blue color. That being said, I think I like #3. It has a nice subtlety that won’t fight with the black. Then I would add some accessories that play up some of the other colors in the rug – maybe in darker shades. I have to say that I also would consider #4 – seems like it has some charcoal shades – nice.

  • Sarah

    I like 7 and 10. Curious to see what you choose!

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