We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. From the grounding appeal of a farmhouse rug for your living room to the cozy touch of throw rugs for a lounge, rugs are an element that helps elevate a shared space, making it warm and inviting. Our curated collection lets you easily browse and buy vintage and modern rugs for living rooms of every style, so you can find the perfect fit to make your space feel thoughtfully tailored yet cozy and casual.
A rug often serves as the grounding influence in your living room, drawing other decor elements together with color, texture, and pattern. At Lulu and Georgia, we have a curated collection of small and large living room rugs that offer elevated style with a signature touch. Choose a Moroccan shag or viscose design for a plush living room rug that's soft underfoot. Style a family room rug with muted, neutral hues as a base to create a calming environment. Vintage styles can offer colorful rugs for a living room or lounge brimming with character. There are endless ways to create an aesthetic foundation with the right flooring.
Not sure what size or style of area or accent rugs are best for your living room? Don't worry; we have you covered. Check out a few tips below as you shop our dynamic collection of living room rugs.
How to Shop Area Rugs For Your Living Room Layout
Shopping rugs can quickly unfold into a project filled with choices. Finding the perfect farmhouse rug for your great room can strike the perfect balance between on-trend and timeless. An easy-care family room rug like this Dacion Rug can add comfort and style to an everyday space. An antique rug can inspire a tone-setting patina in a formal living room. The variety of materials, styles, and constructions of rugs leaves you awash in options. So first, you want to think about the size. The key to sizing a living room rug is to go big. Large living room rugs make the space feel more open and less cluttered.
Start by finding the dimensions of your room. Most stylists say that you want to leave between 8" and 24" between your rug and the wall to fill the space without starting to feel like carpet. That still leaves a lot of room to play with when purchasing a rug to fit your style and space. You can either place furniture entirely on the rug or float pieces half on and half off, but the rug should be at least 6 to 8 inches wider than the sofa on either side. You'll also want about 18 inches between the sofa and coffee table. Most area rugs fall between 8' x 10' to 12' x 15'.
If you find a rug you love that seems too small, try building a look with layered rugs in your living room. Start by placing a jute or neutral fiber rug—like this versatile Bryn Jute Rug—as the base, then add statement appeal with a colorful rug for a family room or lounge that's laid-back yet distinctively styled. We suggest choosing handwoven flatweaves as the base and always using rugs with a similar color palette so that the tones complement each other without feeling too chaotic or busy. But don't be afraid to make a bold splash. Check out our Rug Guide for more tips on buying a rug that fits the flow of your living room.
Styling Throw Rugs For a Living Room or Lounge
Whether layering texture in a formal lounge, inspiring an antique tone with a den rug in front of the fire or looking for a cozy accent to make your favorite chair into a reading nook, throw rugs and scatter rugs are an elevating touch. Choosing good accent rugs for your living room can help create a stylishly refined yet livable and cozy space.
For an extra soft touch, pieces like our Alma Sheepskin Rug offer plush living room rugs for inviting small-space style. Sheepskin and high-pile accent rugs also make a great textural addition when placing layered rugs in a living room or open-plan layout.
Whichever way you style it—timeless and traditional or chic and modern—rugs for living rooms allow you the flexibility to showcase the nuances of your design aesthetic. Loved ones and visitors can immediately get a sense of who you are by seeing how you have utilized this foundational layer of decor to build on your home's look.
When you shop for living room rugs at Lulu and Georgia, you'll find pieces that will make your home feel elevated yet laid-back and inviting. Whether you want to discover beautiful area rugs for an open living space or looking to purchase a smaller family room or den rug, we have a wide-ranging selection curated by style, construction, and size to choose from. Check our Living Room inspiration page for more ideas on creating stylish everyday spaces.Show Less