You can use your choice of rug to demonstrate certain facets of your own character. People do this all the time in their choice of interior design, clothes, hairstyle and so on. All creative arts are modes of expression that allow people to get a message across about themselves.
Choosing is no different in this regard. Just as you might wear funky, brightly coloured clothes because it reflects your fun and bubbly personality, you can introduce funky, brightly coloured modern rugs at home. Equally, if most of your interior design is soft and cosy to reflect the warmth of your own character, you will find soft shaggy rugs to complement this style.
If your wardrobe is predominantly filled with classic cuts and styles then traditional rugs might be more appropriate for your home because the express the same sort of sophisticated ideals, although modern rugs can also be found that fit in with contemporary attitudes to sophisticated and elegance.
Moreover, if you fancy yourself a quite a spiritual soul, then oriental rugs might be more up your street. Explore the range of rugs out there and see which one says the most about you.