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Old 01-06-2009, 04:30 PM
 
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I also agree with making two separate seating areas. That room is very, very large and creating separate living areas will help bring some intimacy to the room. You don't have to buy identical rugs either. Just find ones with a common style and that harmonize with the furniture and accent pieces.

Overstock.com was my supplier when I first furnished my home. They have very inexpensive rugs in large sizes, and the same pattern comes in different colors so that I did a "similar but different" look throughout the downstairs.

Good luck!
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:24 PM
 
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I do think I am leaning toward the two separate seating area ideas. I've seen some really nice smaller rugs (5x7) at T.J. Maxx which would make a nice area by the fireplace on one end of the room. In the larger tv area, we may go with a remnant that coordinates.
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:55 PM
 
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Generally area rugs are not as big as the room, they are to tie an area together. Placement of furniture on the rug is important. Usually they tie a sofa and some chairs and a coffee table together. An 8 by 10 rug might be okay depending on the furniture. Or a slightly bigger size. There are many websites selling rugs where you can look at sizes and patterns. Some rugs are also very plain and will look better then buying carpeting and binding it. For example you can buy a solid or border rug.

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Old 06-16-2010, 08:37 AM
 
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Default identical area rugs

Can I use 2 of the exact same area rugs in my livingroom or will they look like clones and be boring?
I have 2 red Bukara rugs that I love but I don't know if it will be overkill to use them both close to
each other? Any thoughts?

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Old 06-16-2010, 03:45 PM
 
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Depends on how you place the furniture. Having two identical rugs side by side can make a great statement or it can look like cloning. We used identical rugs in our family room which sort of had two seating areas in a L-shape ... one rug was in front of a larger sofa with end tables and the other rug in front of a smaller sofa that had different end tables. There was about 8-12" of space between the two rugs.

Also, it depends on what you have for flooring -- presume hardwood? or? Makes for a nice statement seeing nice flooring around the edges of both rugs.

I wouldn't straddle the two rugs with any furniture such as a coffee table plunked in the middle.

I think that as long as you don't treat the two rugs as one, it won't look like you've gone overboard.
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