How to Revamp Your Decor with Area Rugs & Throw Pillows

Does your home’s decor need a pick-me-up? Check out these 4 rooms that show how to use decorative pillows and rugs to create a dramatic look.

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Southwestern Twist

Harsh lines of industrial architecture can be softened with a warm-hued area rug. We like that the Southwestern-inspired patchwork rug brings a dose of color to the white marble floor.

ethnic living room area rug interior decorPhoto via

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Off the Wall

Actor BD Wong has taken an area rug to new heights in his New York City loft by hanging it on the wall. This particular look works well over a bed with a low headboard (or no headboard), providing a place for the eye to go to–it’s essentially using the rug as a work of art. Choose a small-sized rug and attach it to a curtain rod or use heavy-duty velcro. For instructions, check out this post from the ladies over at Pretty Prudent.


handmade rug hanging on wall  in actor b.d. wongs loftPhoto via Trevor Tondro for The New York Times

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Layer Up

In the fall we start to add layers to our outfits to stay warm. The same rule applies to decor–layering pillows and rugs creates a cozy feeling in the home. This is also a great option if you’ve fallen in love with an expensive statement rug, but don’t want to splurge on a large version of it. You can buy a smaller size and layer it on top of a larger simple rug that will play as the backdrop, just like designer Barrie Benson did in this living room.

layered rug interior decor kilim rug living roomPhoto via Barrie Benson

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Bare Bones Made Fabulous

Starting from scratch? Consider buying your furniture in all one neutral hue, like white, and save the color for your rug, pillows and accessories. This makes it easy for you to change the look of the space on a whim. This room, which is small, appears larger because the sofa is the same color as the wall. The geometric rug & pillows along with the metallic embellishments add a chic mid-century modern vibe to the area.

gold-accents-decor-geometric-area-rug-patternPhoto via HomeEdit

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