The problem: you love bold, colorful rugs, but you don’t want them to hijack the room. First, realize you may have to be flexible. Your bold choice may take your traditional palette someplace different. If that’s not okay, you may need another rug. Or use it someplace non-traditional, like your front stairs. Remember bold colors work with neutral furnishings. Bright, sassy stripes work, if you pick one hue to augment with detail items. Match a vibrant floor motif with an equally compelling wall hanging. Also you can go bold with the pattern and stay neutral in palette for easier decorating.