Everyone says the easiest way to give a room a style lift or makeover is to paint. Yes, that is a good way, but sometimes it is not the best or most appropriate solution. If you are a renter, you may be limited in the colors you can use. If you are hesitant of using bold colors in your interior design, you may be too shy to go for broke and paint a whole room shocking pink. And of course, there IS all the prep and mess of painting (not my favorite chore). Solution: A bold, fresh, modern area rug! Perhaps this “ice cream cone” geometric pattern would work nicely here to liven things up a skosh. : Or, it could be the finishing touch on this little dining area. Here are a few more room and rug combos. Which are you drawn too most? Everything goes with gray! All of these color palettes are for Sherwin Williams paints. This last one would surely be an early morning eye opener while getting caffeinated for work. Granted, this last one might be a bit much, but imagine if they didn’t have the orange banquette cover. I will confess that I am no fan of painting and more often than not hire that out. If I can avoid it I do – so many other options available to create interest and vitality. So, if you are not going to paint, perhaps a rug like one of these is the way to go. We always like to hear your thoughts and opinions, so do not hesitate to share below. Or, if you have a question, ask. We’re here to help in any way we can to make your home as beautiful and comfortable as possible.