Brown Area Rugs
Brown area rugs are popular for a reason; brown is the neutral that goes with every other color. Even better, it has more impact than white or ivory. Choose a dark brown rug to make it the star of the room or a light brown rug to let your furnishings stand out. Brown makes people feel comfortable and at ease, so it's perfect for rooms that see a lot of use.
If you have a contemporary room, look for an edgy brown area rug in a retro mashup of colors like deep brown and buttercup yellow. Be sure to get that retro color mix in a funky pattern -- maybe paisley or abstract -- for even more punch.
In a traditional or casual room, pair a brown rug with blues and greens to get an outdoorsy feel. If you combine these colors in light shades, you get a perfect coastal/beach look.
Flat-woven rugs made of natural fibers such as sisal, jute and coir are brown rugs in a class of their own. This style of rug is ideal if you want an au courant natural carpet for your dining room, den or entryway. An added bonus -- they're sturdy and vacuum clean easily.