I'm not ready (at least, just yet) to tear out the white tile and put in hardwood. So, I want to hide the tile with rugs, but since it is a larger space I'm considering more than one rug.
Here are some images I found that get pretty excited about the idea.
Note that all the images have hardwood floors which I think is a great backdrop for oriental/persian rugs. I'm not sure about white tile? But, I think if I do a good job covering most of the tile, it won't look that bad.
The good thing with using more than one of these rugs (in the same room) is anything goes; in other words, any mix of color and pattern works. The bad thing is that this could get pricey. The answer? I'm going to have to take it slow. Buy one. Live with it a while and then build from there. Now, the hard part....which one to buy????