Think Very Big
Lay down an extra-large traditional rug across multiple seating areas to create a cohesive look in a spacious living room. A colorful ornate rug blends well with dark wood furnishings, and it can serve as a common backdrop that visually unifies furniture in different styles.
Opt for a Layered Effect
Place a vivid Oriental-style rug on top of a lighter one to create an unexpected layered look. The overlay of patterns will add dimension to an area, and the contrast in colors will help draw the eye.
Put It Somewhere Unexpected
As a surprising alternative to a neutral or striped mat, anchor your bathroom floor with a traditional rug. It will warm up the space with a bit of timeworn appeal.