A good room can be made incredible with the addition of the perfect rug. With outdoor and indoor options -- as well as designs that range from splurge-worthy to DIY -- you can make a statement in your home with inspiration from these wow-worthy rugs.

By Jamie Lott

This romantic room, with its French-style accents and warm, rosy walls, throws an unexpected curveball with the addition of a zebra-print rug. You might not see it coming, but it works. It ties in nearby black kitchen fixtures and an ornate chandelier. But most of all, it makes an incredibly bold statement without taking anything away from the other design elements of the room.

So if your style is generally laid-back, neutral, or romantic, consider adding a rug that ties in other colors from your home in a bold pattern. It's a great way to stay true to your style while adding a little punch.

The Layered Look

Perhaps the greatest way to make a room incredible is to have multiple rugs -- one right on top of the other!

This room does it with the addition of a bold, though not overwhelming, animal print atop a larger natural woven rug. Both rugs remain neutral while allowing navy blue, green, and red elements in the room to stand out. Their gift to this room is gorgeous texture and pattern. The unexpected twist of two rugs in one space allows you to cover more area without having to sacrifice style.

The Great Outdoors

Having gorgeous rugs inside is a given, but don't forget about outdoor spaces. It's easy to bring the indoors out. Whether you have a covered porch or exposed patio, an outdoor space can easily be cozied up with the addition of a rug. This patio's pretty geometric rug plays up nearby pillow patterns.

Made from special materials that allow them to stand up to the elements, outdoor rugs can add color, texture and pattern to your patio or porch. But if you can't find exactly what you're looking for, why not DIY your own rug? This tutorial will show you how to get just the right rug design you're looking for.

Fresh Foyer Rug

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. But even if your curb appeal is lackluster, your entryway definitely gives you a second chance to make a good impression.

This amazing foyer has a lot going for it. Its natural elements and monochromatic color scheme are all tied together with the addition of a small graphic rug with just the slightest hint of red. You don't have to have a big rug to make a big impact. Sometimes simple really is best.


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