Living Rooms without Rugs

A rug can anchor a large room, create small rooms within a larger room, bring a vibrant bit of life and colour to a space or just be a nice, soft cozy place for your bare feet to land. Many of us naturally put a rug on the list of a living room's necessities. But there are times that call for no rugs: you haven't decided what to get, your pets like to mark their territory, your floors are beautiful or it's just a design choice. Here are some living rooms from our house tours that bare their floors successfully...

What's your thought -- to rug or not to rug?