May is decorator show house month and two elements that kept reappearing were sisal rugs and grasscloth wallpaper~both favorites of mine. Awhile ago I requested a sample from The Perfect Rug and it was such a fun package to receive, take a look. I opened it while waiting in the school pick-up line.
These types of rugs work in any room with many different types of decor, even on a staircase if it's the right weight.
A measuring tape, guide and masking tape to measure off the space to determine rug size.
and there was no cost to me even for shipping.