Wholesome and grounded, the earthiness of brown area rugs can turn any room into a place of stability in the tumultuous day to day. While the solid, neutral color can evoke feelings of dependability, too much brown can morph a harmonious space into a drab box of monotony. Avoid turning your room into a lonely space by mixing in splashes of complementary color to liven up the space such as blue or the high contrast of white.