Click here to guess first - then jump below for the answer!
Answer: It was #3, the yellow flat woven rug from Knotisse
! Which means you all are a clever bunch, as just about 30% of you picked it as the best rug for the job. The Moroccan and Abstract Cloud rugs came in next, with 20% and 17% of the vote respectively.
This photo is from Australian design collective Meme
, showing a project they did for the Prince of Wales Hotel in Melbourne. The firm was asked to update the soft furnishings for the The Prince's guest rooms, creating light and bright spaces with natural features and a calming neutral palette.
Here's what some of you had to say:
Moroccan! The bit of pattern in a tame color palette is what this room needs. Anything else would be too matchy/too clashy - Lauren C.
The floor is gorgeous so no rug at all - suzytheobserver
While I love abstract clouds, I think that it is between #2 and #6, and #6 doesn't compete as much. So, #6. The yellow one is nice but doesn't have enough correspondence in the room - Lending Whale blog
I wouldn't pick #3 for my own home, but it fits that room perfectly - Slangevar
Voted for the clouds - maintains a soothing, zen vibe - Virginia Grayson
Thanks to all who voted and commented!
(Image: Meme Design)