Comfort, warmth, visual interest, and even noise reduction. There are a lot of reasons why you should invest in an area rug, which instantly anchors a room and creates a sense of cohesiveness (even if your furniture is more on the eclectic side). But with so many options available, choosing the right one can be downright daunting. We’ve written before about how to choose an area rug, but today, we’re focusing on one aspect in particular: design style. From natural and minimalist to boho and luxe, we’ve got several rug ideas for every style — and budget.
Boho is an all-out favorite among Havenly clients, but this globally inspired look runs on a spectrum. From supersaturated, colorful rugs to more graphic boho styles influenced by a well-travelled aesthetic, there’s a bohemian rug out there for you. Here are three of our favorites:
- This ivory and charcoal Berber shag rug from Neva Home would look beautiful in spaces that lean on the more minimalist side of bohemian. To create a luxe, modern aesthetic, pair it gold or brass with accents and objets d’art. (The Roam Common Tizi rug offers a similar look!)
- The swirled pattern of the Anthropologie Andie rug recalls Art Deco design — but the pale, terracotta hue is totally boho. This rug would look incredible with rattan and wicker accents.
With a printed, traditional pattern and old-world feel, the Roam Common Elif rug adds warmth with tones of gold and blush. It’s also available at an incredible price point for a 9×12.
Farmhouse decor often favors texture over busy print or bold palette. Rugs that are comfortable and practical best fit the bill, but at Havenly we’re seeing an updated take on farmhouse we like to call Modern Pastoral, emphasizing modern lines and raw and reclaimed textures. “It’s basically the design parallel to the homemade sourdough trend,” says Havenly Managing Editor Heather Goerzen. Here are a few rug ideas that bridge the gap between farmhouse and Modern Pastoral decor:
- This rug from Lulu & Georgia has “farmhouse” right in the name. We love the honeyed hue and braided tassel trim, giving it a rustic, handmade vibe. For a similar look with a hint of preppy allure, try this Home Depot option in navy blue.
- If your space has more cool tones in it, you can still get the look and feel of jute in a fresher colorway. This Mahomet area rug in light grey features jute in a pretty, silvery tone for an understated take on the trend.
- Farmhouse rugs need not be completely devoid of print or pattern. We love the subtle (yet still totally farmhouse) effect of this striped, hand-braided rug.
Mid-century Modern Rugs
Vibrant tones and geometric patterns define mid-century modern rugs. These are a bold choice, to be sure, but they can become an instant conversation piece for your space and pull in pretty, unexpected colors like teal, rust, and orange.
- This abstract wool rug from West Elm evokes the feel of a Mondrian painting in warm tones. If you’re looking for something with cooler tones, you’re in luck: it’s also available in a lapis colorway.
- The cheeky look and graphic allure of this black-and-white Margo Selby mix geo rug is playful, sure, but it doesn’t skew too youthful.
- We love how the Serac rug (another West Elm choice) pairs natural texture with geometric pattern. It adds contemporary dimension to a space at a reasonable price point for its large, 8×10 size.
The tranquil, Zen-like tenets of Scandinavian style are an enduring design choice — we won’t even call it a trend. Still, you can have a little fun with it by incorporating simple patterns and warm textures. Here are some great options:
- This ivory wool Dash & Albert rug is super soft and ever-so-slightly textured, kind of like fallen snow.
- Sit on the bolder end of the Scandi spectrum? Try this Collective Weavers Nordic rug, which would also look great in bright, mid-century inspired spaces — it’s almost identical to one found inside Blair Eadie’s vibrant Florida vacation home.
- Available at an undeniably good price (under $250 for an 8×10 rug!), the Serenity Carly rug from Well Woven offers a simple pattern underfoot.
A relaxed, California-cool aesthetic is always in style. This design trend focuses on casual and relaxed pieces, usually emphasizing simple patterns and neutral colors. It’s a great look for a rug, because it complements a range of furniture styles if your tastes change over time.
- In 100 percent jute with a coastal approved, tidal-blue tinge, the Salito rug from Cove Goods encapsulates West Coast style. Pair it with light-colored furniture and woven textures for an instant escape to the beach.
- The warm brown color of Crate & Barrel’s Yuma rug beautifully contrasts its neutral trim. We simply adore the texture of this rug.
- Chunky, looped jute is a classic choice for a range of design styles, but we think it suits Pacific Natural best of all. This affordable Loom 23 option hits all the right notes.
Don’t sweep your style quandaries under the rug. Enlist a Havenly designer to help with one of our design packages.