With more homeowners choosing hardwood floors, LVP, and wood look tile over wall-to-wall carpet, area rugs have become an integral part of decorating. Not only do rugs protect your flooring, but 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 those 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 colors, they can complement just about any design style.
Rugs in Unexpected Places
Sometimes, the best place to put a rug is somewhere you’d least expect it. Like the kitchen. While the kitchen may seem like a dangerous place for a rug (helloooo spills!) it’s actually a great way to add color and pattern–especially if you have a neutral palette. Though you’ll want to be careful of stains, your feet will certainly appreciate that added cushion on days that require long meal prep hours.
Muted neutrals, especially grays and taupes, are very appealing these days. Not only are they stylish, they set a great foundation for the rest of your home’s decor because they allow you to add more pops of color in your room with decorative accents such as pillows, bedding, pictures, and window treatments. It’s also easier to find paint colors that work well with these carpet colors. Typically, grays are preferred over beiges as they are cooler and more neutral.
Moody Blues (and Sometimes, Green)
While muted neutrals are incredibly popular, some people simply love color. And the color they seem to be gravitating towards is blue. Blue is a universal color that’s both complex and comfortable. When it comes to area rugs and runners navy and indigo appear to be the most popular choices. With that said, these rugs aren’t solid blue–they are blues mixed with a secondary color such as gray, black, and even gold. Although blue is the top choice, greens–specifically warmer greens–run a close second.
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.
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 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. Generally, indoor outdoor rugs are constructed with durable materials that can handle heavy foot traffic and resist wear and tear. Being stain-resistant and fade-resistant, makes them suitable for high-traffic areas or places prone to spills and accidents, like dining rooms or entryways, win! Additionally, they are easy to clean, allowing for quick maintenance and stain removal.
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 you mustn’t purchase something impulsively. When you’re ready to get some style underfoot, let us help. We have just what you need! Come by either of our showroom locations or browse online to see our beautiful selection of area rugs. And while you’re at it, be sure to check out our designer fabrics and accessories. You’re sure to find something to complement every room.