A rug adds warmth, texture, and cushioning on your floor, but the rug is not always an ideal option. You can design a cozy living room without a rug or carpet. With good design planning, a bare floor can be as comfortable and beautiful as the rug-covered one.
1. Reasons not to Install Rug
The rug may add a dimension in your living room, but there are several good reasons not to install one. If you are allergic (or having someone allergic at home), a rug may trap particles that can trigger the symptoms. The same thing applies to occupants with other respiratory problems, such as asthma.
The rug is also less ideal for a household with indoor pets. If you keep an active cat or dog, you may have to deal with dirty paws, dirt, and other animal-related particles. Repeated rug cleaning will be a nightmare!
2. Tips to Decorate Living Room with Bare Floor
A wooden floor with warm tone is a great “base” for a cozy living room décor without a rug. You can play with bright colors around the floor to make the room more attractive. Even with simple furniture items, you can still have fun with bright colors in the upholstery, pillows, and wall ornaments.
If you want to keep the color limits in minimum, play with textures instead. Combining natural textures of some material (wood, stone, leather, glass, natural fiber, synthetic fabric, etc.) can fill the “voids” caused by the bare floor. Add one or two bright colors to match the neutral look.
Finally, you can play with the textures, patterns, and colors of the floor material. Many hardwood floors come in unique patterns, such as herringbones and chevrons. You can also have the wooden floor painted to match it with the interior. For higher budgets, there are elegant and beautiful natural stone tiles.
You can achieve a cozy living room without installing a rug or carpet. Follow the simple tricks to make your bare floor more interesting.