Tone on Tone: I chose a wool sisal style staircase runner with very narrow binding. It's installed about 3 inches from the sides (and cut out around the newel post) in the Hollywood style, which is tailored and bespoke. The big area rug is the same, but with a different binding. Larger area rugs do wonders for small spaces!
Abstract art even has its place in a warm and cosy interior. The organic shapes and earth colours of these works make them a right fit for a room which is given warmth by a big rug, plants and a rough wooden table.