I like the way the first one works with the dark wall color in the adjacent room. That's my vote!
I think both rugs are too big for the space. Could you put the short end parallel with the door and have the rug run into the foyer?
I actually like the size. I had a smaller one and just pulled it. It is too long to run the other way. It would hit te steps. This is a 4x6. Maybe I should try a 3x5? I had a 2x3 and that was def too small.
How does it look pulled out from the door so the floor "frames" it?
My vote is for #1.
definitely try the 3x5 size. of the 2, i prefer #1!
I prefer 1. It is rich in color and fits your home perfectly!!!
#1. #2 just blends in.
I vote for #1.
Love the first one.
I like #1 based on its color and your paint, but I am like KSWL, I would like the rug turned the other direction, running north/south instead of east/west.
I love the first rug because it is a nice contrast to the floor.
I'll add my vote for #1, smaller size. This size looks like it was shoe-horned into the space.