Who says all great art belongs on walls? We prefer to take ours lying down — which is why we’re floored by Karastan’s American Modern area rugs.

Just think: loose interpretations of Alexander Calder’s mobiles, Piet Mondrian’s color blocks, and Morris Louis’ undulating stripes, rendered as wiggle-your-toes wool from arguably the most sophisticated New Zealand sheep around. Even the artful color combinations recall the most enlightened of the mid-century masters: thistle purples, coffee browns, and quarry blues, shot with ginger and burnished gold.

We recommend holding off on that Picasso and tossing a few of these down instead. $1,499. (800) 234-1120, www.karastan.com