We show how easy it is to style the same statement rug in three different rooms
1. layer up If you haven’t already tried the layered rug look, take inspiration from this textural and visually pleasing example we prepared earlier. The trick is to choose rugs in complementary shades and patterns for a cohesive look.
UNDER THE TABLE Handmade Overdyed Turkish rug in Multi (2.45m x 1.7m), $2150, Matt Blatt. Ada dining chairs in Natural, $329 each, Inartisan. Bottle Base Round dining table in American Oak/Ceramic, $4250, Specified Store. Mercury armchair, $1450, Naturally Cane. Sisal Dome pendant in Natural, $335, Bisque Interiors. ON DINING CHAIRS Saarde Vintage Wash blanket in Tobacco, $159, Inartisan. Langdon “Fringe” square cushion (opposite), $99, Life Interiors. ON DINING TABLE Infinite Space book, $99, Jardan. Nora mug, $23, Frozen deluxe vase, $105, and Bloom vase, $369, BoConcept. Saigon tray, $30, Freedom. ON ARMCHAIR Aries Long cushion, $49.99, Adairs. Nazia Handwoven round cushion, $169, Inartisan. Weave “Zoe” cushion, $59.95, Life Interiors. ON REAR WALL Original handpainted mural, from $1200, Kate Pittas. ON SIDE WALL Dulux Wash&Wear paint in Terracotta Chip, $46.07 for 1L. ON FLOOR Vintage Anatolian “Karaman” Kilim rug (1.68m x 2.81m), $1700, Koskela. Lohals flatwoven rug in Jute (0.8m x 1.5m), $49, Ikea. Loom Vintage Anatolian “Damali” rug (1.59m x 2.72m), $2450, Koskela. Amber deluxe vase (opposite), $199, BoConcept.
2. in the zone Rugs are a godsend for open-plan spaces, helping to create defined zones by grouping furniture items together. As a general rule, the front legs of your sofas or chairs should rest on the rug for an anchored look.
LIVING THE DREAM Handmade Overdyed Turkish rug in Multi (2.45m x 1.7m), $2150, Matt Blatt. Dandy Leather Studio sofa in Camel, $6999, Blu Dot. Harper Round ottoman, $499, Life Interiors. Preston PR185 sideboard in Grape, $5134, Jardan. Lenox dining chair in Light Taupe, $349, West Elm. ON SOFA Lance Visage cushion, $240, Esther Olsson “Home Grown” cushion, $245, and Alfie throw, $360, Jardan. ON OTTOMAN Infinite Space book, $99, Jardan. ON SIDEBOARD Reflections Copenhagen “Panama” tray, $750, Octaevo “Janus Face” paper vase, $32, Wrap knot, $285, and Intuition book, $149, Jardan. Villa Vera canvas print by Slim Aarons (76.2cm x 50.8cm), $1895, Coco Republic. Stockholm 2017 table lamp, $69, Ikea. Large Resin Pebble vase, $300, Dinosaur Designs. Flowers, Hermetica Flowers. ON WALL Dulux Wash&Wear paint in Buff It, $46.07 for 1L. ON FLOOR Sarah Ellison x The Beach Club “Corfu” tiles, $189 a sq m, Teranova Tiles.
3. soft landing Got hard floors in your bedroom? A rug placed next to the bed helps absorb sound, adds warmth underfoot and makes it a tad easier to get out of bed each morning, knowing your feet have a comfy landing spot.
BEDSIDE MANNER Handmade Overdyed Turkish rug in Multi (2.45m x 1.7m), $2150, Matt Blatt. Hampton Queen Canopy bed, $1999, Early Settler. Artek “Pirkka” stool in Black/ Brown, $845, and chair in Black/Brown, $995, Anibou. Cube side table in Walnut/White Marble, $299, West Elm. Barometer floor lamp in Brass-Colour, $79, Ikea. ON BED Hampton Sheer curtains in Off White, $199 for set of 6, Early Settler. Quilt cover, for similar, try Ultra Luxurious 100% pure French linen quilt cover in Olive Ivy, $325 for king, I Love Linen. Home Republic “Boheme” cushion in Soft Pink, $39.99, Adairs. Kip&Co “Linen Frill” Euro pillowcase in Vanilla Cream, $55, and Velvet pillowcase set in Kombu Green, $99, Life Interiors. Suede cushion in Taupe, $199, and Canary cushion in Multi, $149, BoConcept. ON TABLE Circle sculpture in Brass, $129, Nora sugar bowl in White, $39, and Bird sculpture in Multi, $65, BoConcept. ON WALL Magnolia mural, $439 for 6 panels, Anewall. ON FLOOR Greg Natale “Pavimento” tiles in Corsica, $189 a sq m, Teranova Tiles.