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Please help with rug size and color

11 years ago

We recently bought a vacation home in Florida and I am trying to make a million decorating decisions from afar. We have purchased furniture (pictured below) and I want to buy an area rug for the living room portion of the large open floor plan. The photo of the room is from the previous owners but is a good representation of the room. The wall where the entertainment center will be is 18' and we have approx 10" to where the back of the sofa should end. The room is painted in BM Jute with BM Simply White crown molding and trim. I will be using navy blue, cream and beige accents throughout. The home has white floor tile throughout.

I have lots of questions, but I'll just start with a few :)

What size area rug? 8x10 or 9x12

What do you think of this navy jute rug? - thinking there is so much white and off-white, I am considering this navy rug or the lighter blue one.

When I do buy an area rug for the dining area, does it have to be the same color as the living area?

Thank you all so much for your help. I am grateful for any and all suggestions.

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