Mixing and Matching Colorful Couches to Your Living Room Rug

@thehahnestdesign | Grote Blue

There is no doubt that rugs tie a whole space together, however, when you've already built out your living space without one (or are updating a space without updating everything in that space), it can sometimes seem intimidating to bring in a rug after the fact.

In this article, we attempt to tackle that challenge by sharing how home décor bloggers and designers have created interior design harmony by mixing and matching their Well Woven rugs with another design staple in mind: the living room couch. Along the way, we also share a few tips on accomplishing similar looks in your own home. Scroll down to find which couch you have and learn about all the different rug possibilities.

Beige Couches

Beige is a neutral so, beige couches are like mini Switzerland's of the design space. They can be combined with almost every color rug with ease, meaning, you can simply choose a rug that speaks to you.

While they pair well with bold, colorful options, beige couches also look good alongside a similarly colored rug. This holds true especially if you have some other statement piece in the room like a unique coffee table or a striking light fixture.

We loved how some of the bloggers below used a textured rug to bring interest to their beige rooms.

Go all beige everything for a fully neutral theme...

@DominiqueDruckman | Luna Beige


…or sprinkle in a subtle pop of color to keep things fresh.

@HerrHome | Branna Blue

Dark Grey Couches

For those who want their living room to be a bit more masculine, dark grey couches are a reliable option. As one of the most versatile and common couch colors, there are many different ways bloggers have paired dark grey couches with rugs. Pay attention to the shade of grey you have and whether it leans more cool-toned or warm-toned. In the second example below, Cassie strikes a balance between cools and warm tones by picking a white and black rug color and matching it with a pair of colorful green- and rust-colored throw pillows, bringing pops of color to the room.

@Lovefabdecor | Flint Grey 

@Cassie_Bustamante | Mirela White

Light Grey Couches

With a light grey couch, you can easily lean into the grey a bit more without overdoing it. Grey rugs and other furniture pieces are a good option in this instance. We love how the bloggers below coordinated their light grey couches with grey rugs, and even grey throw pillows in some instances. It creates a toned-down, relaxing space.

@Down_Mulberry_Lane | Millie Ivory

Brown Couches

Brown couches invoke a sense of craftsmanship and richness, however, they are notoriously tricky to pair with a rug. Luckily, many of the bloggers below can show you exactly how to do it. Lighter, neutral-colored rugs often work best for these warm couches so as not to compete with the statement furniture pieces. We particularly like leather couches paired with a subtle beige rug, especially if the room is more neutrally colored.

@Courtnee_lee_at_home | Chiara Grey

@Dwellaware | Caine Brick

@Ashleymcdane | Carina Beige

@Maisondemings | Oliver Rust

Non-Traditional Colored Couches

Unique colored couches are a statement on their own. These bold furniture pieces tend to work best when paired with more subtle rugs that let them shine to their full potential. If your couch is darker in color, as in a green velvet couch, a lighter rug can help lighten up the room and make the seating piece stand out even more, similar to a backlit photoshoot subject.

@fromgrittopearl | Chantico Grey

@lisaherland| Beckley Ivory

If the couch is covered in a lighter shade of fabric, like a baby blue velvet or even a light cream suede, for instance, try to pick a rug similar in saturation.

@saltgrassdecor | White Rugs

Of course, remember to match the rug’s tone and style to the couch and rest of the room. A cool, modern blue couch (or chair) matched with a geometric blue rug rug can have an amplified color effect and complete any contemporary look. As an alternative, you can also bring in moody, solid-print pieces, if you are going for an edgy, maximalist style.

@michellemoskalenko | Margot Blue

@michellemoskalenko | Alden Blue

@ariannadanielson | Liza Blue

Do you have a hard-to-pair couch? Hopefully, this article gave you some ideas of how to bring your living space together with a perfectly designed rug – even if your couch is making that a bit difficult. For more inspiration, follow us on Instagram or head over to our catalog for plenty of rugs that might pair well with your couch.