Contemporary rugs are a creative blend of both classic and modern design, often involving clean lines, striking colors, and abstract ideas. Contemporary rugs work well with simple, modern décor. When choosing the color and design of your rug, you should consider the furniture and artwork that will surround it. A rug with a bold design can serve as the primary focal point of a room, which is why it is important that the surrounding furniture be simple and complimentary. If bold patterns already exist in your surrounding furniture, you may want to choose a simple rug design.