An entire room can change with one simple tool–a rug. Don’t believe us? Step into the home of our latest collaborator, Arvin Olano, for a case study in dramatic transformations. We’ll walk you through three iterations of his actual living room, featuring a different rug each time. In each photo, you’ll notice that the only major change is the rug–yet the room has a completely different vibe in every one.
In a recent conversation with Arvin, he explained, “Rugs are so important in a space because they can completely change the mood.” And as you’ll see in the following series, he’s totally right!
Crisp & Clean Aesthetic
In this first snapshot, Arvin’s living room feels particularly crisp, clean, and contemporary. The Marble Striped Wool-Blend Rug plays off the surrounding furniture and décor for a very modern, minimalist vibe. Featuring subtle stripes, a natural fiber construction, and the slightest touch of asymmetry, this piece is the epitome of an elevated neutral–which only adds to the already elevated nature of this space. The multi-toned rug paired with the natural light streaming in gives the room a bright and airy look that’s sure to feel fresh everyday.
Timeless, but On-Trend Design
Here, the room takes on an air of warmth and sophistication. With the addition of the Melrose Checked Rug, there’s a new layer of texture that pairs perfectly with the stunning shearling seating. Its classic grid pattern adds further depth and dimension to the space, and its chocolaty tones play off the chimney and wooden elements for a beautifully mismatched look that’s totally on-trend. The Melrose Checked Rug acts as a foundation for this midcentury modern living room for an overall look that transcends time.
Chic & Cozy Vibes
In this final vignette, the room comes alive with tactile elements. You can almost feel the high-pile shag beneath your feet the moment you see it. The Fred Striped Shag Rug is a truly textural piece that takes this structured space and softens it ever so slightly. With the addition of this rug, the room exudes cozy in a way that invites you to unwind. Further, its cool gray tones give it the perfect pop of oh-so-chic that connects it to the rest of the space exceptionally well.
Fun fact: The Fred Striped Shag Rug is Arvin’s favorite from his collection, and we can absolutely see why!
Room Transformations, Made Easy
Transforming a space may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. It really can be as simple as rolling out a new rug. And with the help of the stunning styles in Arvin Olano’s new collection with Rugs USA, there are so many incredible pieces to choose from. Whether you prefer wool rugs, shag rugs, stripes, or grids, this collab has something for everyone. Just find your favorite, and let the transformation begin!