Tan rugs are usually understated and meant to compliment a room, unlike rugs with more vibrant color schemes that are meant to be focal points. But these rugs are beautiful in their own right - they incorporate many elegant designs that range from traditional to contemporary.
The subtle, light colors of tan rugs make them great at opening up any space and making it feel larger. Tan also has warm undertones, making it perfect for bringing a little softness to a room.
Many jute rugs and natural fiber rugs like seagrass are tan, and are left undyed to expose the color of the raw fiber. For the more adventurous, giraffe, leopard, and cheetah patterns can be a good alternative to a plain tan rug.