Learn more about all the rugs we have incorporated into our house and why we chose each pattern, style, and pile height to suit our pet-friendly home’s needs.
Our house is almost 2,700 square feet of LVP. No tile, no carpet, just LVP. And while it’s such a great material to keep clean as a parent of a teenager and four pets, it’s not the most cozy thing to have under your feet. Let’s face it, LVP is pretty uncomfortable. In order to add warmth (and decrease echoing) we have large rugs in every single room. Here’s a full roundup of the Burris Family Rugs and how they look in each room.
Our living room is very neutral—just creamy whites, beiges, browns, and blacks. I wanted some color but not too much. This Amber Lewis designed rug has just enough hues to compliment the gorgeous view out our windows without overtaking the whole scene.
The dining space is on the other side of the floating fireplace, and slivers of the room can be seen from our living area. I wanted the rug to differentiate itself from the living room but still be cohesive. This rust and ivory rug pulls in the dark terra cotta color from the living room but is surrounded by ivory and black hues instead. By repeating the rust color in both rooms, they seem like little rug siblings with very different personalities.
We have changed the rug in our primary suite three times in the last two years. We had an aging senior cat who was experiencing medical decline, and she chose the rug under our bed as her safe place when she was feeling sick. The first two rugs were damaged beyond repair, but we just kept spot cleaning until she passed away. Recently we got this clay and brown rug with a very low pile. It’s the perfect neutral, and paired with a thick cushy rug pad, it’s super soft on our feet.
I am obsessed with this dark green and black traditional runner in our kitchen. It looked beautiful online but a thousand times better in person. Since our kitchen is a galley-style layout, this nine-foot runner is perfect for the space. Our cats love to slide underneath to bump up little sections like tunnels for hiding and tackling each other. So it’s part comfort and part playground.
My son’s bedroom is a mix of modern and rustic styles with a lot of varying textures. A patterned rug was too busy in here, and a solid rug was underwhelming. After a lot of trial and error, we found this black modern minimalist rug and it was just what the room needed. It has some distressing features, so in some places it looks more gray and other spots are dark black. Great for a hip to the times teen room.
The guest bedroom was a fun space to put together because I could get a little more creative with color and patterns. Our house is pretty neutral, but I wanted guests to feel like they were at a cozy bed and breakfast, so I took it up a notch. This traditional style peach and green patterned rug pairs perfectly with the wallpaper mural, and it’s neutral enough to go with new decor if I switch it up in here.
The studio rocks the rug that was in our living room before we got the terra cotta. Our basement always seems to get the hand-me-downs of all our replaced furniture, so the rugs end up here, too. I love this ivory and black medallion rug for this space because it brings some calmness to my craft room chaos.
I did have this terra cotta and navy based rug in my living room and loved it up there. But when I painted my office hutch black and added a warm wood desk, I knew that rug would look amazing beside it. So I moved it down to the office and got a new one for the living room. 100% the right choice.
The Rest Of The House
Past the notable rooms above, the other spaces in our home rock some really great floor coverings, too. Some rooms haven’t been remodeled yet, and others are just extra small spaces. Here’s the rest of the rugs around the house and their sources, too.
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