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Make your living room bloom with a green rug

Green is a fantastic colour for any home, but especially in your living room. A little pop of a vibrant green brings a fresh, spring look to your space without needed to change all of your furniture. We suggest you add one elementary piece - a contemporary green rug.  

The easiest way to achieve a vibrant look is to add a luxury green rug. One of my favourite things about a rug is that it will enhance the colours of other furniture pieces. For example, if you have a brown or pale red sofa, the green underneath will really make those colours pop with minimal effort. Something like our Louis De Poortere Fading World Rug in Bubble Green is a great option. With a faded, neutral pattern, the rug will add a subtle yet sophisticated style to your living room whilst still adding some interest with a touch of vibrancy.

A large contemporary rug will show off the scale of your living room and create a focal point of both your furniture and interior styling. In the centre of your living room, make sure to give it some space to shine, rather than covering it in furniture.

Try and think about how you can arrange your room so that you don't feel the need to have a coffee table across the rug. However, you could always find a super slim or glass coffee table which will still allow your rug to be the star of the show. If you are looking to make a statement, I love the Louis De Poortere Spring Leaves Rug. With its blend classic and contemporary rug motifs, it has an architecturally striking effect which will really accentuate wooden flooring and other colours in your room. 

You can also think about placing your green rug into an unusual position, perhaps by twisting it on an angle . Even if you are very organised when it comes to decorating, you might find that this position will open new ideas for decorating, and give you a chance to mix up different styles. The Louis De Poortere Mad Men Greenback Rug is a wonderful style for this as the ultra-contemporary, geometric design allows you to be a little more playful when it comes to styling. 

Once you have found the perfect rug for your space, you may wish to think about how you can tie it into the rest of your room to create a sleek, co-ordinated look.

Accessories are the easiest and most affordable way of doing this. A scattering of green cushions across your sofa or even a green throw is always a great option for adding both colour and style. But coloured glass is also a huge trend which looks fantastic - some simple white flowers in a green coloured vase will look wonderful, and paired with the green of a rug will bring a fresh, botanical look to your living room. 

To take a look at the full range of Louis De Poortere rugs check the Modish Living website or book an appointment to come and see samples of the rugs into our showroom.

Protect your hardwood floors with a contemporary rug

A wooden floor is perfect for any contemporary living space; natural and elegant, a wooden floor will never go out of style. A wooden floor looks fabulous in your hallway, dining room and living room but they are also easy to maintain and clean, especially if you have small children with sticky fingers! However, in order to protect your floor from furniture scratches or UV rays which will change the colour of your floor, we suggest covering it with a contemporary rug

If you are looking to make a statement, look no further than a contemporary red rug. A rug in a bold red, like our Louis De Poortere Vintage Patchwork Rug in Red is perfect for making an impact, especially if paired with a simple white or neutral colour scheme. Place your red rug in a white and grey colour scheme with lots of stunning silver accessories for a contemporary, sophisticated finish. 

If your contemporary living room has lots of pattern opt for a single bold colour. Alternatively, if the room has a striking colour scheme, use your rug to add pattern by picking out one or two key accent shades. Something like our Louis De Poortere Vintage Patchwork Rug in Black and White is perfect for an elegant living space, no matter your colour scheme.

Something simple like the Louis De Poortere Mad Men Rug in Bronx Azurite is also perfect if you are looking to enhance an accent colour. With a mostly white and grey colour, the pop of blue adds a little colour without looking over the top and therefore is perfect for any living room.


If you are on the look out for a contemporary rug to complement your wooden flooring and to enhance the atmosphere in your living room, browse our gorgeous selection of Louis De Poortere Rugs and pick your favourite. Don't forget to take advantage of our sale too!

How to add personality to your new living room

January is the perfect time to think about redecorating those rooms in your home which could use a little TLC. Whether it be a fresh coat of paint or a complete makeover, make sure you add plenty of personality with a wonderful reclaimed wood coffee table and by adding colour and texture with some gorgeous accessories. 

At the centre of your living room, a reclaimed wood coffee table is always a fantastic choice for adding personality to your space. The natural markings of reclaimed wood give it a wonderful character, perfect for adding rustic charm to any decor scheme. To add even more personality, perhaps display some gorgeous travel souvenirs. Our Thick Beam Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table is a great choice if you are looking for stunning, understated style with beautiful natural markings. 

Thick Beam Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table

Coffee tables really can show your style whether you are looking for something ultra contemporary with steel accents or something more traditional. A coffee table with drawers can help you store your precious books and magazines or other decoration items which you can showcase at the right time and are also great for keeping wires and TV remotes you're forever losing! The Standford Industrial Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table is great option for modern homes with its open base, perfect for storing magazines or even games, and the steel frame for a fantastic statement. 

Standford Industrial Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table

Adding colour and texture is so important whether you want to make a statement or just make your room feel more homely. Pair your coffee table with a large rug for an easy way to tie any colour scheme together that will really steal the show. The Louis De Poortere Rug Mad Men Empire Red is a fantastic choice if you are looking for contemporary style and vibrant colour. With a blend of red, black and grey makes it easy to pair with a simple colour scheme for a bold look. 

Louis De Poortere Rug - Mad Men - Empire Red

Sometimes, one coffee table can look a little lost, or be too far away to reach from a sofa or armchair. For a neat solution choose a nest of tables on which you can add candles, flowers and are easily stored when you are not using them. The Hudson Living Bergen Nest of Tables in White are perfect for more contemporary design schemes, featuring semi gloss white tops which are certain to make any colour pop.

Hudson Living Bergen Nest of Tables White trio coffee table

Finally, make sure you choose the perfect living room lighting to pull everything together. The Maddox Pendant Lighting is the perfect choice for any living room with its beautifully shaped glass pendant and stunning gold plated frame. A stunning statement no matter your colour scheme.

For more inspiration, or to take a look at our stunning collection of reclaimed wood coffee tables, look at our website or get in touch with one of our team members.