Area rugs are a complex topic. They come in many qualities, styles, are made of many types of fibers and many price points. They can be a neutral backdrop or can create the scheme and style of a room.
As a designer, one of my favorite things to work with a client on is rug selection and design. A stunning rug can be the basis of a knock-out room and many times can become an heirloom. Below are some rugs from one of my favorite companies, Surya. They offer great design at all quality levels and all price ranges, most of all they offer rugs that are fun to look at.
To illustrate the point that a rug can make a room, I selected a rug and created the room below around it. Although the rug is southwest inspired, I created a clean rustic eclectic room using items from contemporary lines like Baker Furniture, Room and Board, and Design Within Reach.