The rug here, a kilim from Anthropologie, is, unfortunately, no longer available
A black and white rug is a classic colour combination that can work in a variety of spaces. Here, in a room with a subdued colour palette, it adds a visual punch. But, don't think that this is where its versatility ends...

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The rug here is the Morocco from CB2.
Here, in a room with a bright and chaotic colour scheme, it grounds the space and balances out a bright palette. Choose a graphic rug (lately, we've been especially fond of CB2's offerings) and see how it brings your space together.

[Opening image via Revolutionary Girl's Flickr]