Every time I look at our living room, I think, this space needs a focal point, a pop of color or pattern. Our sofas are a taupe color, our coffee table has a large glass top, the wall unit is black, and the decor is all in neutral. Cue chicken sound, “bock bock bock booock”. Though I dress like a crazy person, I’ve been hesitant to add funkier elements to much of our home design. Lame. So I thought a moderately neutral area rug might be a good start. I’ve been eye-ing all of these great black and white striped and graphic rugs, and though I recognize that black and white isn’t exactly a far step from the neutrals I already decorate with, but hey, stripes are progress. Plus, the bold black and white striped carpet is a great focal point for any neutral (or not so neutral) room.