Area Rug for Paisley Couch

Media Room DilemmaQuestion:

Dear Style Studio Team,

I was advised by your office that I can receive suggestions regarding an area rug for my living room. I’ve recently purchased a sofa with a neutral paisley pattern and am looking for an area rug that will not compete with the pattern on the sofa.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



Dear Michele,

Thank you for your recent question. We feel that our Tahira Rug would be a perfect complement to your new sofa. Although it does have a pattern, it is subtle with an opened design of soft, earthy tones that create a cohesive look. We also would like to give you a few more options with various styles and price ranges so you have some choices.

Another of our favorites is the Aiden Rug with its subtle tones and muted palette. Our Light Sisal Rug with a khaki border would give you a neutral field to work with, and lastly our new Heirloom Border Rug which has a border pattern with a solid center field. The final choice is up to you. We do suggest that you order swatches so that you can view the colors in the room.

Please let us know if you need any further assistance, and we would love to post pictures of your room!

The Style Studio Team


Posted 3/23/10

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    May 7, 2010

    great post as usual!