7 Area Rugs That’ll Make Your Living Room Seem So Much Larger Than It Is

Best living room rugs

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A living room rug can add texture to a room, make it look bigger (or, if your rug isn’t correctly placed, smaller) and add comfort underfoot. It can also tie a room together, making furniture and homewares look more purposefully placed. And finally, rugs can add zones to a living room, helpful for open-plan layouts.

For instance, if you add a rug under a dining table in a living room, it’ll work to create a ‘zone’ for dining, separate from a space where you might relax. Or you might want to add a rug under a work-from-home desk in your living room, to help it be sectioned off from the relaxing area from your living room.

Adairs Iowa Natural Caramel Rug, $299.99 – $899.99

This rug comes in three sizes, going all the way up to 300x400cm. It features tufted cotton and a fringe on either side. The line-work and neutral colours will add an earthy element to your living space.

Adairs rug

Koala Shear Beauty Rug, $849

Sized 160x240cm and 200x300cm, this rug will instantly add cosiness to a lounge space. It’s made with heavyweight wool, so will stand the test of time.

Koala rug

Adairs Colorado Beige and Natural Rug, $499.99

Place this 160x230cm rug 1/3 of the way under your couch to frame your seating space.


Temple & Webster Brooklyn Check Hand-Woven Jute Rug, $499

This rug comes in two sizes – 230x160cm and 300x200cm. It features a retro, checkered pattern and is made from jute, a sturdy fabric.

Double Human Brown Cotton Feel Rug, $600

Double Human Brown Cotton Feel Rug

Add a touch of Mid-Century Modern style to your home with this brown and white rug. It comes in four sizes, and is machine-washable and stain-resistant.

Freedom Avoca Floor Rug, $1,499

Freedom rug

This wool and polyester rug will add elegance to any space. It comes in three sizes, going up to 300x400cm, and has a ribbed texture for better grip.

Fenton & Fenton Serengeti Dhurrie in Rose, $1,037

Fenton and Fenton

This flat woven rug, made from cotton and chenille, is handmade on horizontal looms by skilled artisans using the quality Indian cotton. The rug is reversible and extremely durable.

Related: 5 of the Most Sophisticated Rugs to Suit Any Lounge Room Space

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