The Zebra rug: it really ties the room together, to paraphrase the Big Labowski's "Dude."
They shouldn't be restricted to the living room or study!
For a more animal-friendly version, try painted or woven zebra-patterned rugs:
pottery barn starting at $149
ICDC even spotted one recently at Eastern Market!
images from House Beautiful, Elle Decor, ralphlauren.com and ICDC files.