With more homeowners choosing hardwood floors over wall-to-wall carpet, area rugs have become an integral part of decorating. Not only do rugs provide protection for your flooring, they also bring in color and style. Rugs can be looked upon as a way for homeowners to express themselves creatively--and, as with everything else--there are new trends that many people wish to explore. Let's talk about what some of them are.



Texture is in--and it doesn't seem to be going anywhere soon. Designers and decorators are turning to textiles that ooze with visual interest. This includes rugs as well. Many homeowners are opting for rugs made of seagrass, jute, sisal, and faux fur--pretty much anything that makes you have the urge to reach out and touch.

Geometric & Tribal Patterns

Patterns are typically a popular choice, but lately, some of the most popular are geometrics and tribal. Both bring a beautiful contrast without taking away from the design of the space. Since these patterned rugs come in such a wide variety of color, they are able to complement just about any design style.

Faded Effect

Decor with a vintage twist can be found in many homes these days, so it's no wonder that people are drawn toward faded rugs. These washed out or naturally faded rugs easily create an authentic vintage vibe. Earthy tones, as well as brick reds, and turquoise are popular choices.

Rug Layering

If you haven't given much thought to stacking multiple rugs in one section of your floor, perhaps you should. Layering two rugs, or even piecing together several rugs to cover a large area, is a pretty hot trend these days. A neutral paired with a pattern, or several patterns that fall in the same color family, can easily give the interior of your home visual interest and personality.

Indoor-Outdoor Rugs

Indoor-outdoor rugs are becoming quite the rage. They are durable, easy to clean, inexpensive, and come in a vast array of colors and patterns. What used to be a rug favored more by parents and pet owners, has become a rug that's favored by all.


In attempts to be better to our planet, eco-friendly rugs have started appearing everywhere. If you aren't sure what makes a rug eco-friendly, think hand-knotted and natural materials. Machine-made rugs are typically made with synthetic materials contain chemicals. Therefore, hand-spun wool with natural dyes are the most eco-friendly rugs that are available.

In the end, the most important thing is that you're happy with your choice. Rugs are an investment, so it's imperative that you don't purchase something impulsively. To get started on your shopping, please browse through our incredible selection.

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