When designing a room the first thing you will do of course is select a color and theme. The next obvious and very important step is to choose a rug. Typically it will take up more space than any other item in your room and it will be a very large block of color to live with. In this post we will explore the top trends in rugs today, and also show you some fun new ways we are seeing them styled.
The cowhide rug is not just for the ranch house anymore. These beauties are popping up all over the spectrum in style. From shabby chic to modern this natural element finds itself right at home in most any interior. If you peruse the images below, the “French Country” pure ivory room is elevated with the gorgeous ivory hide rug.
Cowhide rugs are available in a rainbow of colors, literally, pink, green, blue, red you name it. However, the natural hide shape is still the most popular skin to own. The strongest trend we are seeing right now is patterned cowhides. Some of the rugs have unbelievable workmanship, creating herringbone patterns, geometrics and even Greek Key designs. In the images below you can see patchwork patterns in orange and black rug and pop- arty geometrics that raise the rug standard of cool.
Beyond the scope of cowhides we are seeing trends in bold brightly colored rugs in reds, purples, blues and greens. Rugs have shifted from afterthought to focal point over the last few year and they are steeling all the attention. Layering rug- on-rug is a new trendy way to keep your sisal rug, but update it by throwing a fun bold patterned rug or cow hide on top. Just allow enough of the bottom layer rug to show so the look makes sense.
The days of the Arabesque are finally being played out and making room for hounds tooth and herringbone that add a chic masculine touch to the space. Soft camel and ivory hounds tooth or bold black and white, this pattern looks great oversized or on a smaller scale.
Zigzags, chevron, and herringbone are still holding on strong and they are available in so many colors and piles. Classic black and white always make a bold statement and the Jigsaw Designers love the mixed color chevron styles as well as the multi colored cowhide herringbone. These art deco throwbacks are pricey but worth every penny are.
The season of color and exciting patterns is upon us. While the rug is usually a more temporary purchase than carpeting, we hope this post has inspired you to step out of the neutral box when you are doing your rug shopping. Be bold and have fun with it.
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