An area rug is an essential accent for any living room, bedroom or dining room. Modern rugs can help define the theme and color palette of a room, protect floors and absorb the noise of day to day life. Be sure to make considerations on rug size (the most common is 5 x 8), material, and most importantly, design. When choosing a modern rug, look for bold patterns like chevron or stripes, as well as abstract designs that make a statement. Here is a breakdown of my favorite patterns for modern rugs. These are my top 20 modern rugs.