I've tried a few different rugs in our living room, before finally settling on something I'm happy with (for now).
But, I'll go back to the beginning.
First there was a borrowed young Kilim rug. The colors were too strong to go with my color palette.
Then, I had this gorgeous antique kilim, which went great the floral curtains. This lives in my dining room now, which is directly adjacent to the living room.
Then for a funkier flair, I went for this cowhide. I love it, but it left a lot of bare floor. Bare floor= not so cozy.
Now, I've been loving this combination! It's a hemp natural rug layered underneath my cowhide. This gives me the coverage that we need to make the room cozy. It keeps my dog from scratching up the floors, and will help keep us warmer in the winter. This hemp rug is more cleanable than a sisal or seagrass because it does not have a latex backing.
Rugs can totally change the feel of the room!
All of the rugs, except for the first red kilim, are from Paige Albright Orientals in Mountain Brook, AL!