Experts say Jamie Lee Curtis's 'welcoming' rug creates the perfect social space

Jamie Lee Curtis gave us a glimpse into her bold and bright living room. Interior designers say this one detail has surprising benefits for entertaining

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Jamie Lee Curtis has been showing off the oriental rug in her living room, and we can’t get over how chic it is. The stylish rug is a celebration of pattern and color, and a rejection of more conventional neutral living room ideas.

The Freaky Friday actress shared an overjoyed selfie, first of her smiling face, and then of her happy feet in custom Crocs. However, the mundanity of the photos is undercut by one stunning detail: the gorgeous oriental rug. Jamie Lee Curtis’s living room rug is bold and geometric, featuring crimson, lime green, and aqua blue. The brighter elements of the carpet are grounded by a navy background and bark-colored backgrounds.

Interior designers absolutely love this bright and cheery addition to the space. ‘Decorating with rugs, particularly those of unique origins, serve as a canvas that anchors the aesthetics of a space. They weave a narrative, introducing an element of intrigue, culture, and warmth. Their intricate patterns and vivid hues can invigorate a lackluster room, bringing in an unexpected dimension that sparks conversation’ says Artem Kropovinky, interior designer and founder of globally award-winning design firm Arsight. He adds ‘layered with other elements, these rugs contribute to the design's texture, imparting a richness that is hard to achieve with plain, monochromatic elements.’ The rich history and superior craftsmanship of this kind of carpet lends itself to creating especially stylish spaces. 

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Artem Kropovinsky

Founder of NYC-based interior design firm, Arsight, Artem Kropovinsky has a decade of extensive global design experience, connecting a cohesive, collaborative team of passionate professionals, and working on projects in the U.S. and worldwide. 

Omri Schwartz, design expert at Nazmiyal Rugs in New York City further lauds the practicality of using oriental rugs in your home. He states ‘oriental rugs are renowned for their increasing value with age and use.’ He says that this kind of hand-crafted rug, especially those made of wool or silk, makes an excellent addition to any home because ‘they provide both warmth and insulation from the cold.’ With beautiful looks and unmatched functionality, choosing Jamie Lee Curtis’s favorite accessory is a no-brainer.

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Omri Schwartz

Omri is a recognized expert in the world of antique carpets. He has worked for Nazmiyal Antique Rugs, which holds one of the world's largest collections of antique rugs, for almost 23 years.

Like Jamie, experts are in agreement that oriental rugs are an excellent living room carpet idea. Artem states that rooms that foster social interaction and storytelling, like a living room, are the best places to feature these intricate carpets. He suggests that ‘a living room is an excellent location to showcase these rugs as it sets a lively, eclectic mood for gatherings.’ 

Omri adds that a well-placed oriental rug can draw attention away from common eyesores in a rented space, like a neutral carpet, while adding color, style, and pattern. If the room is dark, he states that ‘these handmade rugs will help brighten up neglected spaces and make the room look more welcoming.’ The creation of a lively, social atmosphere is something we all hope to emulate. The experts as well as everyone’s favorite scream queen tell us it can be simple as laying down an oriental rug.

You heard it here first, patterned living room rugs are the best (Jamie Lee Curtis-approved) way to welcome guests into your home in 2023.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

Sophie is a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens, where she works on the Celebrity Style team. She is fascinated by the intersection of design and popular culture and is particularly excited when researching trends or interior history. Sophie is an avid pop culture fan. As an H&G editor, she has interviewed the likes of Martha Stewart, Hilary Duff, and the casts of Queer Eye and Selling Sunset. Before joining Future Publishing, Sophie worked as the Head of Content and Communications at Fig Linens and Home, a boutique luxury linens and furniture brand. She has also written features on exciting developments in the design world for Westport Magazine. Sophie has an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology and a BA in Creative Writing and Sociology from Sarah Lawrence College.