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2-story living room with large area rug

Welcome to our gallery of living rooms with area rugs!

Below is our huge photo gallery featuring living rooms with area rugs.

Area Rug Photo Gallery










The formal living room features comfortable seating set along with an elegant ceiling light and a fireplace.Trulia

The formal living room offers stylish seats and a center table along with a rug and a fireplace.Trulia

Another living room offering a nice sitting place and a fireplace on top of a rug.Trulia

The formal living room is complete with elegant furniture and a fireplace.Trulia

Another living space boasts top-notch furniture and have access to the balcony patio.Trulia

One of the living spaces offer comfortable seats lighted by a chandelier.Trulia

Aside from comfortable seats and stylish decors, this living room lead to outdoor space.Trulia

Another look of the formal living room showcasing its classic piano and hardwood flooring.Trulia

The living room boasts comfortable sofa and recliner on top of a rug and is lighted by recessed and pendant lights. There's also a French doorway leading to outdoor space.Trulia

One of the living rooms offer stylish lighting and seats along with a stylish rug and a fireplace.Trulia

The formal living room boasts a grand baby piano with stylish sofa set and fireplace. The ceiling features an elegant coffered style while glass doors lead to outdoor space.Trulia

The living space features an elegant sofa set lighted by a chandelier and a fireplace keeping the temperature warm. There's also a way into the balcony patio.

Another view of the contemporary living room boasting the modish sofa set and center table along with the rug.Trulia

The contemporary living room boasts a stylish yet comfortable sofa set with a modish center table and a rug.Trulia

This living space has an access to a balcony overlooking the beautiful Florida setting. The room is also equipped by stylish furnitures.Trulia

Another living space offering a comfortable seat with a fireplace and a stylish rug.Trulia

The formal living space offers a nice set of seating on top of an elegant rug along with a fireplace and access to outdoor amenities.Trulia

The home's wide living space offers a billards pool for entertainment, sofa set for relaxing and dining table for dinner.Trulia

Outside view of the living space connected to outdoor features.Trulia

Another living room in Taylor Swift's dwelling place featuring a skylight ceiling and hardwood floors with a round dining set.Trulia

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Hardwood and tile floors are much easier to keep clean than carpet, but nothing beats a plush, warm place to rest your feet after a long day. I hate resting my feet on a cold, hard floor, so I prefer a rug. When it gets dirty and worn, it’s easier to replace than carpet (and cheaper too!)

A nice area rug can add not only warmth, but color and texture to an otherwise neutral room. Bringing in accent pillows to pick up colors from the rug is an easy way to tie in a rug that may or may not match the colors of your walls.

There is a variety of ideas on how large your area rug should be: some rooms have all furniture legs on the rug, some have only the front legs on the rug. Some have no legs on the rug or maybe one leg from the chairs and two from the couches.  The living rooms in this selection may not all be arranged with the same size proportions, but they all follow the most important rug rule:

There must be at least 18 inches of bare floor around the perimeter of the rug. (The exception to this rule is in smaller rooms, where you can reduce the distance to 8 inches.)

We hope you’ll enjoy this gallery and come away with inspiration for your own living room.

Are large area rugs best for a living room?

Generally, you’ll get a large area rug for your living room because it will fill out a good portion of the space.  You’ll notice many examples in our extensive gallery above have large sizes.

However, sometimes and depending on your living room layout, you may opt for a smaller rug off to the side demarcating a section of the space such as a small reading nook.

Updating Gallery

Recently we’ve implemented software in our site so that our galleries, including this one, automatically updates with new photos and designs as they’re added to the site.  We add new interior design projects and portfolios every day so over time, this gallery will grow with more and more examples of living room designs with area rugs.

Bare Floor vs. Area Rug?

This is the main question, isn’t it.  It boils down to personal choice.  I love the look of a nice area rug on top of hardwood.  I also like that it helps reduce noice, adds warmth to the floor and softness when in stocking feet.

All in all, I think it’s a no-brainer to opt for an area rug if you have hardwood or laminate flooring in your living room.