"You will need a felt pad or a felt/natural rubber backing if you are concerned about it moving around. I would get a woven rug not a tufted rug. Woven rugs don't have a hard backing to them. When you order the pad, you need it to be cut slightly smaller that the rug you are going to use. As far as a rug, it could be the focal point of the room. I would look at "tribal" rugs if you like color and pattern. Red, blue, white/ivory."