New Arrivals

New Arrivals

Believe it or not, area rugs are actually one of the most important pieces in any space. They bring every piece of furniture and decor together in one harmonious look. If your room is a masterpiece, then your rug is its frame. At Williams-Sonoma, we know you have style. We want to help you find something that puts the perfect finishing touches on your design vision. Looking for ideas and inspiration? Check out our new rug arrivals for pieces that are bold, beautiful and exciting. They’re a great way to spice up the living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom and beyond. Here are some ways to make area rugs work for you.


Think practical. Depending on the room, and your family, an area rug needs to pull double duty: look amazing and also stand up to spills, wear and soil. So what kind of material is best for your home? If you have younger kids, wool is a great choice. It’s naturally stain resistant and very resilient. It looks great even after a long period of constant use. Flatweave rugs also handle traffic well, mask dirt with bright patterns and are easy to roll up and move around. They’re excellent for home offices and playrooms.


Go big. An area rug is designed to frame an entire space. That means that you want it to be large enough to fit all the main furniture pieces inside. In a living room, shoot for keeping at least the front legs of your sofa, sectional and chairs within the rug. The same thing goes for a dining room. The table should be completely inside, and you want enough space left over for the front legs of each chair.


Express yourself. No one can tell you want kind of rug to pick out. It has to be something that pops out at you. If you get excited about a rug, you can bet your guests will too. That’s because your decor tells them something about your own personality. Do you have a secret artistic side? Show it off by choosing a rug with interesting colors and motifs.


Here’s what to do in open concept areas. If your home has a large space for both living and dining rooms, it’s OK to use a couple of rugs. It’s a cool idea since separate rugs form a soft border for each room. To let rooms have their own sense of harmonious individuality, remember that multiple rugs don’t need to be identical, but they should complement each other.


Transform a room with an area rug centerpiece. Rugs that have really bold colors or striking designs work wonders as a room’s hero. In this case, it’s a good idea to choose the rug you want first, and then pick out furniture and decor that matches. When you go with this option, it’s easy to make everything fit. You can even take wall paint tones – usually just one wall – from the rug’s accent colors.


Complement your furniture. If your furniture is really bold or distinctive – like a vintage leather sofa or a sectional in bright red – then chances are you want it to be the focal point of the room. In that case, an area rug’s job is to enhance it. Neutral tones and subdued motifs add a touch of art and luxury to the room.


Have some fun. In a playroom or family room, color is king. And the brighter the better. Don’t be afraid to pick out bold themes and fun designs. They get kids excited and stimulate creativity too. The same thing goes for outdoor spaces.


Layer different rugs. A bed looks amazing when layered with sheets and quilts. That’s also true when it comes to rugs. What’s the key? The bottom rug should be somewhat larger and have a neutral tone. That makes your principal piece really stand out. A huge benefit of this technique is the chance to play around with textures. Try a large natural fiber weave underneath a lustrous silk centerpiece for an exotic feel.

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