When it comes to your home’s interior, an area rug can be the perfect finishing touch. Not only do area rugs provide protection to your floors and comfort for your feet, but they also offer a unique way to showcase your style and create an eye-catching focal point through their ability to unite the colors and decor in your room. 

7 Popular Area Rug Trends for 2022 Irving Discount Designer Rug Store

It’s no secret that a good area rug can be pricey. But the good news is that rug trends don’t change quite so often as other decorating and design trends. Because of this, a wise rug investment can literally last you years upon years. Still, it doesn’t hurt to know what is currently trending, especially if your home is in need of a little refresh. Or, just a rug in general! So without further ado, let’s take a peek at current rugs that are trending now and in the year ahead. 

1. Natural Fiber Rugs

Let’s be honest: natural fiber rugs are always in style. Not only are they a more eco-friendly option, but they also look fantastic. When shopping for a natural fiber rug, consider common and top picks like sisal, wool, and jute. In addition to being beautiful, they are incredibly durable. 

2. Vintage Rugs

The wonderful thing about vintage rugs is that they often look better with age. While these handmade beauties have a classic look, they are versatile enough to mesh with different interiors and within different styles. And, being that they come in seemingly endless color schemes, it’s a safe bet you’ll find something to match the environment of your home perfectly. To keep the space looking fresh, pair your vintage rug with more modern furniture. Don't have a vintage rug on hand? There are plenty of high quality vintage prints that replicate the look!

3. Geometric Rugs

Geometric rugs are another option that never really goes out of style. Just go back and look over the interior decorating trends from the last decade and you’ll likely notice that geometric patterns make the cut more often than not. Because of this, there’s really no reason you shouldn’t consider a geometric rug for the long haul. And, if you’re willing to go bold with your choice, even better! With different patterns, colorations, and materials available to choose from, geometric rugs won’t let you down. Aren’t sure what geometric pattern is for you? A hugely popular and timeless pattern is chevron. 

4. Rugs In Unexpected Places

One part of the home that will be getting a bit more rug attention is the kitchen. Initially, the kitchen might not seem like the best space for a rug, but it’s actually a wonderful way to add color and personality to a kitchen that may be in need of it. While the kitchen isn’t the place for a large area rug, it is ideal for a smaller version or simply a beautiful runner. 

5. Bamboo Silk Rugs

As the name implies, bamboo silk is derived from bamboo. Where traditional silk requires the hard labor (and death) of silkworms, bamboo silk doesn’t as it is plant-derived.

Bamboo silk is a natural viscose (a semi-synthetic material) that, when processed, is soft and cool to the touch. Rugs made of this material are extremely durable and have hypoallergenic and antimicrobial properties. While you can get a good 50+ years out of both traditional silk and bamboo silk rug, the bamboo silk rug will require much less maintenance.

6. Moroccan Rugs

Being that the small African country of Morocco creates stunning rugs and blankets like nowhere else, it’s no wonder one of its biggest exports is textiles. When it comes to Moroccan rugs specifically, there are many types available, each one unique in its origin and craftsmanship. Something special about Moroccan rugs is that they provide great insulation. This means that the cold from the floor won’t pass through and you’ll be able to walk bare feet and feel the warmth of the rug. In a nutshell, Moroccan rugs are practical and durable with a beauty that will make an impressive statement. 

7. Rug Layering

Rug layering is a trend that will still be holding strong in the upcoming year. Whether you can’t decide on a pattern or texture, or, simply have a rug that’s just a little too small for your living room, consider layering it with another rug that will give you the desired look. Before layering, however, it’s important to fully consider your space as not all layering will make sense or look aesthetically pleasing. The goal is to layer rugs that work together in both size and material (such as a fun cowhide atop a neutral jute or wool rug) so they don’t overpower the space.

When you’re ready to incorporate some new rugs into your space, be sure to let us help. In addition to our wide selection of discount designer fabrics, we have gorgeous rugs that are sure to look wonderful in your home.