Using a rug in your home is a beautiful way of completing a design and introducing sophisticated layers and textures to your home. Whether you plan to use a rug as a feature piece in a room or you just want to add some much needed comfort, rugs are an amazing addition to any room. This year has seen a number of rug trends take off and the folks over at Rug Mountain are here to tell you which trends you should be keeping an eye out for this year when it comes to rugs.
Top Rug Trends for 2017
If you like to keep on top of interior trends, you may have noticed that patterns have massively taken off this year. Wallpapers, tiles and now rugs, patterns are all the rage. A patterned rug is a great way of adding some dimension and flow to a room and would typically be the feature point. Try to avoid using clashing patterns where you can. If you already have a patterned wallpaper for example or patterned furniture then don’t use a patterned rug. Too much pattern in a room can make it look busy and chaotic. A patterned rug is best matched with a room that has simple furniture and accessories to really make it pop. A patterned rug, when planned carefully, can give you house a gorgeously trendy space.
Soft Colour Palette
One of the top rug trends in particular seems to be making its mark on the design world at the moment and that’s the Scandinavian look. Most of us are very well accustomed to the neutral colour palette in the home, and this year is no different, as it is being embraced even more but with a slightly more modern twist. A big colour to shine through this trend is a pale blue. This, paired with a lightly toned grey creates a harmonious colour combination that gives you both warmth and style in one. Pair these colours on a rug with exposed brick work, metallic accessories and distressed wood for a true Scandinavian look.
Following on from the softer colour palette, another of the rug trends to see this year is Hygge and to some extent, Lagom. This trend originates in Denmark and captures that feeling of simplicity and calm. In order to achieve this look think cosy rugs, scented candles, blankets and knitted textured cushions. Anything that brings a sense of serenity to the home and this is best achieved by the use of a rug. This includes sheepskin rugs in particular. Their soft, natural and warm look is perfect to emulate that Hygge design.
First finding their fame in the 1960s, shaggy rugs have moved away from their retro roots and have become a modern staple piece of any home. Their ‘shaggy’ name refers to their longer pile length. The longer or deeper the pile length, the more shaggy and textured the rug is. As with patterned rugs, often more is less. This doesn’t mean you have to have a small shaggy rug, rather plan your room ahead and try not to drown your room with too much texture. This means if you already have shaggy cushions and blankets, maybe reconsider replacing them to tone down the aesthetic.
What do you think of these trends? Do you have any of them in your home?
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