Have you ever used a rug on the wall versus the floor? 2. (Image credits: Urban Outfitters; Homestead Seattle; Elle Decor; Ferm Living; Wood Wool Stool) 5. Here are five ways that area rugs can do the trick. It is fun, graphic, and adds the right amount of cheer and color to the space. Above, This blue and white shag rug from Urban Outfitters is massively textured and breaks up the otherwise flat painted wall. A Moroccan rug, like this one seen on Elle Decor, is substantial, yet remains a neutral backdrop for this serene bedroom. Ingrid of Wood Wool Stool styled this rug (from Bobochoses) in her home, using it as an alternative to art. In terms of cost per inch, that’s an affordable way to cover a lot of real estate and make a gigantic statement. 4. Homestead Seattle staged this living room with a huge rug that takes up almost the entire wall. 1.