What color rug for my red-brown living room?

May 26, 2013 by
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Modern rugs
by trevor.patt

Question by sophie: What color rug for my red-brown living room?
I live in a historic home with white trim and hardwood floors. My living room walls are chocolate brown and my furniture is red leather. I’m going for more of a funky theme with vibrant colors but I am not sure what color area rug to purchase for the living room. Should I go with brown to match the walls? I cannot paint the walls because I am renting, so I’m just trying to make it work the way it is! What color rug would look best?
I am going to be using room accents (lamps, etc.) to brighten up the room with colors. What color rug will bring the room together?

Best answer:

Answer by .:xyxy:.
definately go for a warm color like bright neon orange or bright red and even a bright yellow!!! =D totally!!

or even lime green would look amazing!!1

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9 Comments on What color rug for my red-brown living room?

  1. Pass It On... on Sun, 26th May 2013 5:59 pm

    Choose a color that’s in between the palate of the walls and furniture, like maybe a burnt orange or terracotta

  2. Lilly on Sun, 26th May 2013 6:38 pm

    Black, or the same clours as your walls. you have alot going on in your living room keep a low key colour on the rug not like yellow or orange

  3. i_heart_fang on Sun, 26th May 2013 6:45 pm

    do cream or pale green

  4. Luna on Sun, 26th May 2013 7:12 pm

    I wouldn’t do a brown rug. Maybe you could find a abstract print rug with red and other color in it.

  5. Dimension_king on Sun, 26th May 2013 7:52 pm

    well it’s hard to tell u just like that, then u get the wrong rug… A picture of the Living room could really help…

    But from wat u say i would go with a rug with the color of the walls…

    But if you could post a picture of the living room some were than leave link then i could give u a answer that could really satisfy u…

  6. poujmak on Sun, 26th May 2013 8:10 pm

    i think the best colour is cream . bcz u have to use a lighter colour when the walls and the furniture are dark colour .this will brighten your room. if i were you i wouldnt use red or brown . for making your room more pretty u dont have to match the same colour.

  7. chicagirl51 on Sun, 26th May 2013 8:22 pm
  8. Ali a-Go-Go on Sun, 26th May 2013 9:21 pm

    An abstract rug would be a good idea. They make the room seem more funky and modern. A rug with red, brown, or cream should be nice. Just try out different rugs and see which ones fit!(:

  9. Crabby on Sun, 26th May 2013 10:13 pm

    I’d go for a multi colored rug that brings together your color scheme.

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