Whether you're a renter or a homeowner, have nice floors or ... well, not-so-nice, you don't need a giant area rug to complete your living room look. Depending on your space, a small, narrow, or round rug can work just as well. In fact, it's time to forget all of the old-school rug-styling rules you've heard over the years and try one of these nine modern living room rug ideas instead.
1. Layered Rugs
2. Rectangular Rug
3. Bright Pink Rug
4. Flokati Rug
A flokati rug instantly adds warmth and texture. And this gorgeous find from the new Joanna Gaines collection at Anthropologie is no exception, with a subtle texture that can work in just about any space.
5. Round Rug
Round rugs shouldn't be relegated to the dining room. Try one in the living room, especially if you have a sectional sofa or a space with a lot of straight lines and hard angles.
6. Overlapping Rugs
Slightly different from layered rugs — usually a smaller rug over a larger rug — this living room rug ideas involves partially overlapping your woven beauties to give you more floor coverage, like in this project designed by Amber Lewis.
7. Floral Rug
Traditional floral rugs are sometimes overly ornate and, in turn, feel dated. But the new collection from Rifle Paper Company features flowers in a fresh and modern way.
8. Cowhide Rug
In addition to being versatile, durable, and just the right amount of edgy, cowhides can help soften the feel of a boxy, modern space. If you want to max out on natural textures and add warmth and depth to a really big room, layer a cowhide (or a faux cowhide!) over a big jute rug.