Should I Keep this Bold Rug?

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Q: I'm redoing my living room and found a cheap rug in a bold palette. I love the main colors (teal, yellow, red) but I'm not sure if they are working together (the background color is more green and muted in real life). Is the rug TOO bold (ugly)? I'll be replacing most of the furniture and changing the furniture layout. 

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The second photo shows the fabric I have chosen for reupholstered armchairs. It goes with the rug, but it's not too late for me to change my mind and find a different rug that will coordinate. The yellow curtains give a warm feeling at night (the two in the photo are just placeholders until I find better ones, and I will have four panels, not two). But with all the yellow in the rug, is there too MUCH yellow going on? I'm going for a "contemporary world" look. Please send your thumbs-up and thumbs-down! I'm also looking for suggestions for sofa colors that will work here.

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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