After installing bookshelves, the remaining space in the room was small, and approximately square. A "shape" rug seemed appropriate, but a square would look forced and actually be too large to work. Using our Rug-Search(tm) service, we were able to locate several round and octagonal rugs for consideration.
The homeowners loved the idea and look of an octagonal rug, and selected the one shown here. It does a nice job of making the small room look bigger, and allowed the customers to use many of their antique furnishings without clutter, or interruption of the walkway through the room.