Area rugs are a great way to add warmth and texture to your home. I have been sourcing and searching for lots of rugs lately and I am looking for a new black and white rug for our living room. The one we have now has been great and lasted quite a few years, however after a few stubborn stains, it’s time to replace it. And that’s another reason why area rugs are a great choice for any room – they can easily be replaced when needed. I would much rather replace a rug than wall to wall carpeting or flooring.
Black and white rugs tend to be my favorite color combo and look great in our home all year round. The dark color is able to anchor the room since our walls and furniture are mostly light gray or white. Dark-colored rugs also hide dirt and dust pretty easily. (post contains affiliate links, see disclosure)
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one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | The rug in our master bedroom is also one of my favorite black and white rugs, the pattern is bold but not too overbearing. The rug in our guest bedroom is more gray than black but still has a bold and modern pattern. But, for our living room, I would like to have one that is a little softer and easier to clean. Flatweave rugs are great for hiding dirt and wear and tear, but can be hard to clean.
I’ve been thinking about this one for our living room and I’ll be testing it out with my simple tip. Purchase a smaller size first, like 4×6 or 5×7, to bring home and test the color and pattern in your room. It’s easier to transport (if purchased from a store), shipping cost less (if purchased online), and will be easier to return. I can’t count how many times I ordered a rug online only to discover I didn’t like it. Buy the small one first!