Now that you’ve selected the perfect sofa and coffee table for your space, it’s time to finish the look with the perfect area rug. Available in a variety of standard sizes and customizable to your space, area rugs add ambiance to any room while protecting your hard surface floors from scratches and wear. Here are three design focused ways to bring the perfect floor covering to life in your home.

1. A Rug Above

Consider layering two to three rugs to bring depth and interest to your space. Jute or sisal rugs make a great combo as do sheepskins and flat-weaves. Consider placing a white sheepskin rug over a tan flat-weave in your bedroom to create both a comfy landing spot when you pop out of bed in the morning and visual interest. You may also choose to layer a brightly patterned rug over a larger neutral base rug to add a pop of color to any room. Always be sure your base rug is larger than the rugs above when creating this look.

2. Keep It Neutral

For those with an eye for the neutral palette, the choices are vast! Neutral colored rugs are available in a variety of textures and help bring an overall balance and timeless appeal to a room. You can choose from tan earth tones to grays and silvers. Area rugs in neutral colors can also be the perfect backdrop to other more eye-catching design elements like over scaled art or tapestries.

3. Fringe Fabulous

Fringe and tassels are design details that can give area rugs tons of personality. Both can be added to a simple wool rug for that perfect finishing touch. Like the resurgence of wallpaper, fringe is making its way back into the mainstream.