by: Claire Andreas for InteriorCrowd
January 13, 2016
January 13, 2016
When designing each room of your home, the right flooring can make all the difference. It’s not always about what you see when you look up (and we so often put all the attention there); sometimes it’s about what you see when you look down. Or what you feel when you walk into a room.
An easy way to enhance your room’s flooring is to add a great area rug. While it is true that some rugs can be a financial investment, they are an easier and less expensive option over tearing out your current flooring and completely replacing it. Plus, rugs can change whenever the style of your design changes. But don’t let the fact that they are replaceable convince you that rugs aren’t a priceless element in your home.
Rugs do a lot more than create a comfy spot to sit down or walk on, rugs intensify your room’s style, they are also a great way to enhance and lock in the placement of the furniture, they can divide off areas of a large room into smaller sections, and they can even be artwork in their own right.
To get your creative juices flowing, here are eight fabulous rugs that correspond with four trendy home design styles. They can help inspire you to go out and find a great rug for your own space.
Mid-Century Modern Rugs
Mid-century modern design is everywhere right now. Our homes are being influenced by the design trends of the 40s, 50s, and 60s. Of course, a modern twist keeps this design new and fresh.
Geo Wool Kilim
Mid-Century design is often marked with bold, geometrical shapes. This wool rug from West Elm is a modern take on that classic trend. Plus, the pop of blue adds a splash of fun. This rug would be great in a living room or an office.
Shaggy Raggy White Area Rug
The shag rug was a household staple during the mid-century. You can bring back its charm with Wayfair’s white shag rug. It’s 100% cotton and able to be cleaned with spot treatment or professional cleaning. While this shag could fit wonderfully into any room, it could be an especially cozy addition to your bedroom.
Global Eclectic Rugs
The Global Eclectic trend is influenced by the traditions and styles of countries around the globe. There is no need to just stick to one influencing country in this trend. After all, eclectic is the name of the game.
Silk Ikat Rug
These colorful rugs from Anthropologie are the perfect addition to any room inspired by the Global Eclectic trend. They were inspired by the Japanese Shibori technique of dying cloth and made of recycled silk. The multiple color choices could make this rug easy to fit into any color scheme.
Vibrations Shag Rug
This rug by CB2, made entirely of New Zealand wool, has earthy, neutral colors with a global-inspired pattern. It is part of the collection inspired by Lenny Kravit’s and his multiple international homes. You could easily place this rug in a bedroom or living room.
Pinterest gives us all the proof we need that vintage has been and still is one of the hottest home trends. Luckily for our creative sides, there are many ways to pull of this look. From shabby-sheek to boho and everything in between.
What’s better for a vintage-inpsired design than an actual vintage rug? This Turkish rug at One Kings Lane was created in the 60s and would be the perfect foundation for any room’s vintage style. Sometimes a neutral rug is a great choice when you have eclectic or colorful vintage elements.
In contrast to the first vintage rug, this area rug from Charish is vibrant, colorful, and mimics the older art form of weaving of old fabric and clothing scraps, called boucherouite rugs. This rug is definitely a bold element in and of itself. It could be great in a living room, bedroom, or dining room.
Time and time again, people gravitate toward bringing the ocean into their home design. We want the peace, relaxation, and fun times we collect by the coast to permeate our homes no matter their location. Blues, tans, whites, anchors, knots, and lots of rope come together to bring us straight to the sea!
Woven Coastal Living Light Blue & Ivory Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug
This coastal rug found through Wayfair is the quintessential beach rug. The colors are perfectly suited to a coastal theme and the vertical lines mimic nautical stripes. It would be a great rug for a living room or kitchen. But since it is able to go outside, it could be fabulous in a patio.
Vines Wool Rug – Blue Lagoon
This beautiful blue and white wool area rug from West Elm was entirely hand-tufted. The whimsical pattern and color variation, not unlike the ocean itself, would enhance any room with coastal-inspired design.
These beautiful rugs and many others truly can transform your room and design style. If you want to place a rug in your design, but you aren’t sure where to begin, try asking a professional for guidance. It can sometimes be difficult to know exactly which size to purchase or how to place a rug in just the right spot. Head to InteriorCrowd.com and one of our designers can help you pick out the perfect rug for your style, find the right size for your room, and position it in the best area with your furniture.