Why rugs so great? It’s because rugs can tie together a room’s color scheme. An area rug works as well, if not better, than art or throw pillows to unify your color schemes. Rugs too can make a room look connected and cohesive. In living rooms and family rooms, use an area rug that’s big enough to fit under the front legs of your furniture. If it’s too small to do that, center the rug under your coffee table.
That being said, it’s also something you’re going to walk on – and have to look at – every day. You want a rug that is visually interesting but won’t overwhelm a room. Picking the perfect rug can be quite the challenge. Fortunately, this year’s most popular rugs can serve as inspiration and guidance. Here are some 2018 rug trends that will help you choose a rug to suit your space and floor your guests.
When you’re bringing chunky blankets, rich fabric wall hangings and live edge furniture into your spaces. You can expand that feeling you get from all those items unto your feet. A multi-textured rug doesn’t just add intriguing design to your space, it also makes it more interesting to walk around.
A multi-textured rug can also come to the rescue when you’re torn between a plush rug and one that looks more refined. The different lengths of pile give the rug a sculptured look, so you don’t have to choose between something soft and something sleek.
Tassels And Tufts
Tassel can be a handful because it toes a very fine line between playful and childish. That is until it comes to rugs. Because rugs have a long history of being tasseled, some additional texture on the edging of a rug looks decidedly in style. That gives you the freedom to explore differently textured tassels, interesting lengths, tufts and more.
Don’t mistake the bohemian rug a thing of the past. In 2018 bohemian rugs is one of the biggest trend this year. When it comes to flooring, the loose, flowy feel of bohemian decor needs to be reigned in. Geometric patterns provide the perfect opportunity to lean into the boho feel without putting down an overly complicated visual. This isn’t new, either. Kilim rugs embody this trend, and they date back to the fifth century.