Image courtesy of the Finnish Design Shop.

I need two rugs for a large dual living space. Should I go for two identical ones or can you suggest what might work together? Jo, via Facebook

“When it comes to styling with rugs, leave the rules and shag
pile in the past,” says Freedom interior decorator Amanda Gerard. “Don’t be afraid to mix patterns or layer your look. Using a combination of designs in muted tones and varying shapes and sizes can completely transform your space by instantly adding definition, impact and contrast. With the popularity of Scandinavian-inspired styling, naturally textured flat-weaves are more prevalent than ever and are an effortless way to add colour, character and warmth to any room.”

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