Rugs make a room look and feel complete. Any area that seems cold underfoot is enhanced with rugs - that includes floors made of tiles. Finding the perfect rug for your space can be a challenge. However, your living room is the perfect area to experiment with unique, bold statement rugs. Since your living room is one of the major communal areas within your home, a unique rug will definitely get your guests talking. It's a good idea to invest in a high-quality, designer rug for this area due to the heavy foot traffic.

A unique living room rug can vastly elevate the design aesthetic of your space. Think bold, geometric patterns or maybe something unique like this Orla Kiely designer rug. Here is our advice for choosing a unique living room rug for your home:

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Go bold:

Making a statement in your living room is all about going bold. Unique rugs are loud, colourful and attract the eyes' attention right away. Don’t be afraid to go bold when choosing a living room rug. A bold living room rug may be a scary thought; however, it can be effortlessly blended into your living room’s design with a few tricks. 

  1. Add accessories in the same colour as the rug. Adding a few small accessories to match the rug's pattern can help your rug blend seamlessly into your space. Think, couch cushions, coasters or sculptures in the same colour as your rug.
  2. You can fill your space with a playful spirit by using a rug with rainbow hues. Multi-coloured rugs have become popular recently, and they add some fun to your living room. Plus, a loud rug allows you to bring in all the decorations and flowers that you love without stressing if things will match. 
  3. In order to give the eyes a rest, keep some of the elements of the room neutral when you pick a rug with this much pattern. Focus on blending the pattern in with smaller decorations, rather than larger furnishings.

Iconic Rugs

At ICONIC RUGS, we have just launched some new designer collections that are all about loud, trendy, colourful designs. The Harlequin range offers a diverse range of multi-coloured rugs with beautiful, brushstroke patterns that will fill your living room with joy. 

Stick to neutral furniture:

Choosing a bright, bold rug is a great decision. After all, this noticeable rug makes a clear statement in your room. Plus, you can easily replace your rug as your style and aesthetics change throughout the years without worry.


However, there can be a risk of overpowering the eyes with a large number of bright colours within your living room. This can be unattractive and jarring to the eye, which is not a good look. All of your large furniture, such as your couch, coffee table and bookcase, should be in a neutral colour to prevent this. Black, browns, greys and other neutral hues are a good choice for furnishings, as they go with anything. Plus, you can match your rug to your accessories like your cushions, coasters and other decorations without worrying about them clashing with your furniture. 

It's always a good idea to invest in neutral furniture. As your style changes over time, you won't have to worry about replacing your entire living room. Simply change your rug and your accessories and your living room has a completely new feel.  

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Invest in designer quality:

Your living room is an area within your home where you experience a lot of foot traffic. Guests, pets, children and other individuals will all traverse in and out of this room on a regular basis. Plus, sticky fingers, family gatherings and wine nights are a recipe for spills and accidents. This is why investing in a high-quality, easy-to-care-for rug is your best bet in a living room. 

You can still choose a unique, bold rug for your living room that is of designer quality. Our Brink & Campman range offers beautiful, bold geometric patterns that make a unique statement in any room, whilst offering the premium quality this luxury designer guarantees. Woven with a unique, Brink & Campman patented technique, this 100% polypropylene rug is soft, luxurious and easy to clean. Designed for indoor and outdoor use, this rug is long-lasting and durable and is a worry-free investment. 

If bold patterns aren’t really your thing, but you still want a unique living room rug, our Orla Kiely collection is a perfect mix of bold colours and simplistic patterns that are synonymous with Kiely’s brand. Influenced by 1960s charm, these rugs are beautiful and your guests will love them. Plus, these rugs are also crafted from 100% polypropylene. Which means they will withhold whatever your family and the Australian weather decides to throw at them. 

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Don’t rush it:

Choosing a unique living room rug often is more overwhelming than sticking to a basic living room rug. Don’t rush the shopping process and take the time to really explore our range at ICONIC RUGS before deciding on a purchase. Even if you fall in love with one of our beautiful rugs, you need to make sure it’s the right fit for your home and lifestyle. Check out our guide on choosing the perfect living room rug to help you make the right decision for your home. 


Get inspired by trends:

Trends are a great way to decide what unique living room rug you want in your home. The beauty in trends is that they usually last for a couple of years in the rug world, and allow you to keep your home looking super modern and contemporary without effort. 

A couple of unique rug trends that are super popular right now include:

At ICONIC RUGS, we stock a range of styles that are ever-lasting and also reflect modern trends. Have a look at our extensive range of carpets here now.


Final thoughts:

Choosing a unique living room rug does not have to be daunting. A bold, unique rug can elevate your living room and completely change the feel of the room with minimal effort. By following the tips in the above guide, you can choose a unique rug that is perfect for your home.