This is a furniture company, so I’m not as hesitant to criticize. I really don’t like this:
This one is a perfect example of what I mean. A purple rug large enough for the space might be overwhelming (or not available), so this works instead:
I think the rules are different in bedrooms, whether they are carpeted or not. My only thoughts here are to make sure the rug is big enough, and always lay it horizontally facing the bed (I have never seen it the other way that I like).
Here is what I think works:
Lovely room, but I would move the rug up or layer one under it:
Dining rooms are a bit different, too, and I only have two thoughts about them.
1. I don’t use round rugs. Ever, ever, ever under any circumstances. I can’t stand them and have literally never seen one I think looks good. That could be just me, though.
2. The rug should be big enough that when people are sitting at the table, the back legs are still on the rug – usually about 2′ past the table. And the storage furniture like buffets and credenzas need not be on the rug:
I did this room several years ago for a client: