Black is associated with mystery and prestige. Who is the man in the black suit or women in the black dress. Black is also one of the most neutral colors and can work with both traditional and modern design. The best part about black is that it contracts well with bright colors. So don't be afraid to go bold!
Placing the correct size rug in your space is as important as choosing the right color or pattern. A rug that it is too small will shift the balance of the room unfavorably. A rug that is too big, especially in open floor plans, may put the area designations off. There are a few rules of thumb, but a picture says it better. Use these handy guides by Interior Designer Lisa Ferguson to make the best choice.