Never forget about the floors!
You've already tackled those stark walls with exuberant paint shades and innovative wall accents, but now it's time to turn your attention to those bare floors. Enter design's unsung hero: the area rug. Both transformative and essential, rugs have the ability to soften the mood of any room while adding bursts of color and texture.
With the endless amount of materials, varying sizes, and perplexing construction techniques, finding the picture-perfect rug for your space can feel impossible. However, the hunt is so worth with it once you lay down that lucky find from your favorite store or the nearby antiques store, and the entire room instantly comes together.
Below, see how the industry's top designers use area rugs to their advantage in these 18 stunning rooms from our Veranda archives. We guarantee you'll be hitting up all your local haunts for the rug of your design dreams.