Asked on Aug 18, 2017

Should area rugs in same room be the same pattern, need 2?

by Kim27898040
(2) 8 x 10 rugs, one to by sectional in living area and the other under dining table. As you enter the area (both rooms) you will see both rugs.
I've found 2 I like but not sure if I should take the chance of the rugs "clashing".
Please offer your advice.
Thanks Much!

  16 answers
  • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Aug 18, 2017

    This is just my opinion but if they are in 2 separate rooms, then yes you can have 2 different rugs.

  • Cin21825342 Cin21825342 on Aug 18, 2017

    They don't need to be exactly the same but definitely from the same color class or style.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Aug 18, 2017

    I have the same situation and I have two different rugs. The do have the same main color in them but they are not the same.

  • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on Aug 18, 2017

    I actually found some links that discuss this very topic, importance is in that the rugs are a similar type and in the same color family, that seems to make them work:

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Aug 18, 2017

    I think that is a matter of your own personal decorating. If you like it that is all that matters

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Aug 18, 2017

    They should be the same pattern or at least the same colors. If one is a pattern, the other could be a single color that is found in the first one.

  • FL FL on Aug 18, 2017

    I agree with Chas, but even in the same room, sometimes if the colors complement each other you can use two different rugs in my very humble opinion. Good luck!

  • Karen Krysowaty Karen Krysowaty on Aug 18, 2017

    Make the rugs to the décor in each room. Even though they can both be seen from the door, they do not have to match. Keep them in the same family of color and accent with them

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 18, 2017

    Do you think they Clash? Are they the same colours? Personally, If my room interconnected and could be seen on entrance, I would make them the same design, But if you like them both, that means you could change them around from time to time and get a different look.

    • Kim27898040 Kim27898040 on Aug 18, 2017

      Thank you John,

      Your suggestion makes sense. Yes, they are both the color family - one is color blocks the other circles/swirls (both modern). Made by the same Company.


  • Elaine Elaine on Aug 18, 2017

    By all means, you can (and SHOULD) have two different rugs! In fact, that's the way decorators deal with this situation, however, you do need to have them sharing the same basic color scheme. The patterns are not that important (**) but the colors are. If the living room rug has blues and greens then the dining room rug should follow likewise.

    ** Re the subject of pattern not being that important .... the patterns don't have to match exactly BUT they shouldn't be that different. In other words, don't have a South-West style in the dining room and a middle-Eastern paisley-type pattern in the living room. I have two different rugs in my home (both in beiges and tones of brown) and their patterns are very, very different but they look stunning side by side - they are in two different areas but only about 3' apart. One is a vine pattern and one is a modern-looking floral so the patterns are different but entirely tie in with each other. I hope this helps.

  • Ana Bacallao Ana Bacallao on Aug 18, 2017

    I have this situation and have 2 different ones. Granted, when you come in the door, you can only see one as the other one is mostly hidden by a love seat. They are different but complimentary.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 18, 2017

    It's a pleasure...............

  • KatAych KatAych on Aug 18, 2017

    As long as there's something that links the two, you'll be fine. I personally don't like matchy-matchy stuff - but I do have some similar elements throughout every room that links them together despite every room having a different color and vibe. Go with what you like!

  • As long as they have something in common, like color, they should look fine.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 07, 2023

    They don't have to be the same pattern but having some color in common would make them look like you planned this and didn't go to walmart and buy something that stands out or looks out of place. Make it look intentional.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 12, 2023

    Different rooms can handle different patterns if you stick with the same basic color theme.