Do you think that reinvigorating your living space means an entire redecoration or perusing thousands of home decorations stores? Think again. One of the easiest and often overlooked ways of giving your abode a fresh look is by simply adding or updating an area rug. Below is a selection of the best rugs to set the right tone in your home.

Folk Fantasy

When Doshi Levien, who have done collaborations with the likes of Moroso, created their collection for Nanimarquina we knew the result would be joyful, irreverent and unique. Levien says, “the Rabari series evoked the sensual and shiny world of tribal folk embroidery of India.” Created with 100% New Zealand wool using hand-knotted and hand-woven Sumak techniques the Rabari collection is sure to add a global citizen feel to your home.

Rabari Collection

 

Modern Folk

If you love ethnic folk influences but are looking for something a little more modern, then we suggest the Rabari 3 rug from Nanimarquina. With its deep black background and its more dramatic bright colour scheme your home will feel like a scene right out of Olivia Pope’s home in Scandal.

Rabari 3 rug

 

House Rules

The power of words in interiors cannot be denied. Place this quirky rug in your living room and ensure guests feel welcome and abide by the rules! Well, sort of. After all, rules are made to be broken.

House Rules Illulian

Wool and silk rugs House Rules by Illulian

 

World Citizen

As international stylists, we champion design from around the world and design that supports a view of unity and ‘beyond the borders’. Our ideas are spearheaded by Sherry, our founder and CEO, who is American by birth but has travelled to over 55 countries and counting. Bring a little bit of the world into your home with the Mondo rug by Cappellini.

Mondo Rug Cappellini

 

Modern Canvas

Think of rugs as a modern work of art on your floor, and if this thought excites you then take a look at the Moroso and Golran collaboration. These rugs combine sophistication and artistic expression and they remind us of a painter’s brush strokes with a hint of distressed Persian vibe. They’re made entirely of wool and silk so will feel like heaven on your feet too.

Moroso Golran 

Natural Mystic

From the ‘Earth to Earth’ collection, this rug is sure to add an element of nature into your home. Pair it with unique furniture from Ginger and Jagger’s collection to complete the look. Made with 100% wool and hand knotted and crafted by the most experienced craftsmen in Portugal.

Ginger & Jagger

Moss Rug

Pebble stool

Gold Leaf Convex mirror

Magnolia sideboard

All by Ginger & Jagger

 

Irregular Shape

Forget about the furry hide rugs we’ve seen in the past, take a look at these revamped digitally printed versions that feature a special hand-cut rubber back fabric to keep it in place. Unlike real animal skin, this material is hypoallergenic, washable, non-slip, and will not curl up at the edges.  

Mineheart Cowhide rugs

1. Renaissance cowhide rug

2. Gypsy cowhide rug in white

3. Persian cowhide rug in neutrals

4. Gypsy cowhide rug in purple

5. Persian cowhide rug in black 

6. Gypsy cowhide rug in navy

All by Mineheart

 

Neutrals are Cool

A neutral palette is no longer a sign of boring and lacking in lustre and pizzazz. Nowadays, there is a myriad of options that feature hues that will work with any interiors but have been given an update either by using great patterns, textures or shapes.

Neutral rugsAfrica rug by Nanimarquina

Memento rug by Illulian

Gaucho rug by Asiatic

Granada rug by Illulian

 

Geometry Class

Nothing says modern and trendy like a good geometric pattern, particularly when it’s done in 1 or 2 colour combinations. 

Hackney rug asiatic

Hackney rug by Asiatic


Bright and Bold

On the opposite end of the spectrum, how about going bright and bold with your area rug? Give these colour infused designs space to breath by keeping the rest of your décor neutral or go for the ‘more is more’ maximalist look with complementing tones for your designer furniture.

Colourful rugs

Smart rug by Illulian

Graffiti rug by Illulian

Funk rug by Asiatic

Check out our complete rug collection here and if you’ve got any questions, you know where to come to get your interior design queries sorted. You might even be featured in our style guide’s ‘Interior Design Dilemma’.