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Black rugs can be a dramatic statement piece for any living room. Not only are they a gorgeous contrast fitting most color palettes, but they are also perfect for homes with kids or pets where rugs have a higher chance of getting stained.
If you're looking for ideas to help you pick the perfect black rug for your living room, then you've come to the right place! Keep reading for inspiration on how to incorporate this bold piece into your living room.
1. Daring Contrast
Nothing says "bold" like the stark contrast of white furniture on a deep black rug. Pairing this rug with black lampshades and a black and white cabinet keeps the darkness of the rug from seeming out of place and instead blends it in perfectly.
2. Different Tones
If you're looking for an all-black living room, then adding different black tones can create depth to a one-color room. The solid blackness of the leather chairs is able to pop on the black rug because it's a lighter tone and a softer texture.
Having black tile flooring can make it hard to pick a black rug that's able to be seen and appreciated. Choosing a style like this grayscale striped rug allows you to stick to your favorite neutral and also allows it to stand out.
You can achieve a similar look with this grayscale color-blocked runner:
4. Balanced Patterns
In an already detailed room, using a solid neutral can bring peace to chaos. The solid black rug creates a barrier between the patterned floor and pattered chairs, allowing you to have both without being overwhelming.
5. Rich and Relaxed
In a living room that is meant for relaxing evenings, a soft thick rug is perfect for your hard floors. Choosing a black shag rug can bring warmth to the room while also allowing it to keep its dark and relaxing palette.
6. Smaller Accents
In a living room with mixed-matched textures and colors, a simple and smaller black rug can be the right amount of a neutral accent to the room. It will match almost anything else in the room without being too loud.
7. A Little Lighter
If you aren't sure that you want to go with a solid black rug, you can choose something that's a lighter version. This shag rug mixes blacks, grays, and whites. You will still get the look of a darker rug, just a softer version.
Red, black, and white are a timeless color palette. With the main focus of this living room being a large white couch, a black rug is the best complementing color for this classic look.
9. An Abstract Approach
If you want your area rug to be the focal point of the room, picking an abstract design will do that for you. Selecting the design in blacks and grays will give the rug a marbled look, which is currently on-trend.
10. Casual Patterns
When you're in search of something that's less formal but still stylish, a black and white bohemian rug will give you that relaxed look while still being a bold color choice.
This distressed bohemian rug will help you accomplish this look:
Herringbone is a classic pattern that never goes out of style. When used in flooring, it's eye-catching and can make a space look bigger. Pairing it with midcentury modern furniture creates a vintage look perfect for a pattern that is always trending.
12. Bold Geometrics
Geometric patterns have remained a popular interior design choice. If you're looking for something geometric without all the sharp lines of triangles and squares, then this black and gray rug is an excellent statement for your living room.
This look is simple to achieve:
13. Change The Shape
If you're tired of the same boring rectangle area rugs that are typically in living rooms, don't be afraid to change it up. A black round rug is not only a bold color choice, but this hand-made rug is also dynamic and unique.
14. Black and White
You can't go wrong with the simplicity of black and white, especially when paired with this gorgeous honeycomb pattern.
15. Color Blocking
Color blocking, typically done with bright colors, takes on a sophisticated look when in black, white, and gray. Add an accent color around your living room, like green or red, and this rug will complement it well.
You can get a similar rug here:
16. Beige and Black
For a classy floral rug, sticking with neutrals gives you the beauty of flowers without all of the colors. Black goes best with beige and grays, so this rug is the perfect neutral touch.
If you want a black floral rug, check this one out:
Hand-knotted rugs like this are gorgeous and have a ton of texture. The solid black with hints of metallic make this rug a subtle highlight to your living room.
Black rugs are a daring way to create contrast and depth in your living room. For more living room decor posts, check these out: