Going Rugless: Bare Floor Inspiration

Lately I've been searching high and low for the perfect rug for my living room. It's always been my understanding that rugs, as the Dude says, really tie the room together. But in my research I keep seeing gorgeous living rooms with unexpectedly naked floors. It's making me think about putting an end to my rug search. Here's an inspiration gallery of rugless rooms.

I've noticed that the no-rug look is popular in Europe, where the floors are often made of beautiful wood, sometimes in parquet patterns — with floors like that, why cover them up? But as we can see here, a floor doesn't need the perfect patina to look good naked.

Do you like this bare-floor look, or do you think these rooms are missing something?

1 Photographs by Mark Seelen, via Desire to Inspire
2 Design by Myra Hoefer, photo by Francesco Lagnese for House Beautiful
3 Jean-Christophe Aumas' apartment via Marie-Claire Maison
4 Christiane Lemieux's loft, photo by William Abranowicz for Domino via Bride's
5 Marie-Claire Maison
6 Design by Roxane Beïs, via Marie-Claire Maison
7 Design by Amy & Todd Hase, photo by Roger Davies for Elle Decor
8 Design by Michael Angus, photo by Michael Graydon for Canadian House & Home
9 Design by James Huniford, photo by Pieter Estersohn for Elle Decor
10 Andy Newcom's home, via the Undecorate blog.


Images: as linked above