Sifting through prints, patterns and palettes isn’t easy—that’s why we’ve done the hard work for you! Work your way through these inspiring trends and see how you can incorporate your favorites into your own space.
TREND: RUGS WITH A STORY
Rugs made of reclaimed materials have a certain allure that other rugs simply don’t have. Ross Urwin, a judge at the 2015 Carpet Design Awards, points out that the once-used materials have a unique, handmade touch that can be felt, and that the story and passion behind the creation is ultimately passed on.
TIP: Up the interest of a room with a rug that tells a story. This Kelden Area Rug is made of recycled saris and other apparel, and adds a bright, textured look to any space.
TREND: BOLD BLUES
The color sages at Pantone made it unanimously clear that 2015 is all about two particular shades of blue: Classic Blue and Scuba Blue. These shades evoke a certain decadence and luxury, as well as calming qualities we associate with travel and escape.
TIP: To add depth to any decor, layer blue rugs with shades of deep purple, and if you’re feeling especially daring, pair with black.
TREND: ART FOR THE FLOOR
Inventive, painterly rugs make looking down a delight. From abstracts to florals and sun-splashed designs, striking rug designs can easily be your singular decor statement piece.
TIP: Adding a burst of energy and verve, bold, painterly rugs make a great fit for rooms with sleek, contemporary furniture.
TREND: HAND KNOTTED RUGS
Considered by many as superior to machine-made rugs, hand knotted rugs are hand crafted by skilled artisans and bear slight differences from one another, making each piece truly unique. Secured with its own knot, each strand in a hand knotted rug is extremely durable.
TIP: The quality of dyes is important when considering hand knotted rugs. Opt for rugs made with non-toxic dyes from vegetables and fruits.
TREND: GO GEOMETRIC
The simple addition of a geometric area rug can transform the energy of a room. From rugs with subtle geometric borders to large-scale or repeating designs, geometrics really amp up a room’s ability to take shape.
TIP: If you’re not sure about committing your entire floor space to a certain geometric print, get your feet wet with a smaller geometric surface area, like a rug border accent.
TREND: NATURAL FIBER RUGS
Sustainable materials like jute, hemp and sisal add warmth and an air of casual elegance to any room. At home in a variety of different decor settings, natural fiber rugs often have neutral color ways that are great foundations to build from when layering different patterns, weaves and colors.
TIP: Natural fiber rugs and wood floors = a match made in decor heaven.
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