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DECOR TRENDS | 5 stunning rug styles for a boho twist

Looking for ideas and inspirations about the latest carpet trends?

Go ahead and be inspired by our selection!

 

Rugs, rugs, rugs, I could list so many reasons why I love them! Besides the most obvious decor-related ones –  they can effortlessly transform any space, changing dramatically the look and the mood of a room – they also have a range of practical and functional benefits such as warming your home or reducing noises, which make them a real must-have in your home. 

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Also, with their endless options of styles and patterns, they work well on all types of flooring, from carpets, to hard surface flooring or hardwood floors; and it doesn’t matter if you opt for the more trending styles or the more classic and evergreen ones: each kind of rug has something unique to offer that could take your home decor to the next level. 

If you like carpets as we do, go ahead and be inspired: we selected some top carpet trends from around the world to add a perfect boho touch in your home.

 

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CARPET TRENDS

5 stunning rugs to get a Boho style


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Rug style#1 : Moroccan

 

Moroccan rugs are said to be one of the most captivating and beautiful art rugs around the globe. The excellence of their designs and the supreme quality of their materials (mostly pure and super soft wool) give the impression of a splendid and unique masterpiece. There is such a variety of Moroccan rugs, since each Berber tribe has its own distinct repertoire of designs and colours, but some common features can be identified such as shaggy pile, naïve yet charming motifs and lively patterns of geometric elements:  think about the neat criss-cross or zigzag pattern of the traditional Beni Ourain or the bold and vivid colours of the Boucherouite

Aren’t they just gorgeous? 

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Rug style#2 : Ikat

 

Even though this seems to be a very recent popular style when it comes to rugs (not to mention clothing or home linens), Ikat has been around for ages. The term – pronounced ee-kaht – refers to a resist dyeing technique originated in Asia and South America: fibres (wool, cotton and silk mainly) are first woven onto a frame to create the rug itself; dye-resistant materials, such as wax, are then applied to create the desired pattern. The typical Ikat rug is very colourful, with a complex and slightly blurred pattern, mostly inspired by elements found in nature like geometric shapes, leaves, flowers, and feathers.

Needless to say, they are beautiful as well as extremely versatile. 

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Rug style#3 : Navajo (or south-western) 

 

Navajo rugs were originally produced by indigenous Navajo people living in the Four Corners area of the United States, a south-western region that includes portions of Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. For their exquisite design as well as for the delicacy and sophistication of the hand weaving technique, Navajo rugs became soon highly regarded and sought after as valuable trade items and by the end of XIX century started to find their way into Western civilization; still today, they are considered an art form by collectors, curators as well as by the weavers themselves. 

 

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Typically, Navajo rugs are woven using wool and cotton; they have a strong tribal appearance given by their neat geometric patterns which irradiate regularly from a central diamond or square shaped element; they have mostly no fringes since weavers use vertical looms, where the waft thread is a long, unbroken piece of yarn attached to the loom in a continuous pattern. Although they are so varied and diverse among them, dominant tones are dark red, orange and tan, often over a clear and neutral background. 

Navajo carpets will immediately warm up any space, becoming a beautiful focal point in more traditional as well as in more modern and contemporary rooms. 

 

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Carpet trends #4 : Kilim

We can’t keep talking about traditional rug styles from around the world without mentioning the beautiful and colourful Kilims, originally produced in countries of the former Persian Empire, (Iran, Azerbaijan, the Balkans and the Turkish countries of Central Asia). 

Unlike many other handmade rugs, such as the Moroccan ones that are hand knotted, Kilim are hand woven on a loom which gives them a flat appearance  (kilim is in fact a Turkish word which defines a pile-less textile) 

Made mostly on wool, you can find them in so many different colours and patterns but their main characteristic is to have a simple design, with usually bright and bold colours. They are just perfect for injecting a lively vibrancy into any space!

 

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Rug style#5 : Boho 

All of the above rugs can be easily regarded as a component of the Boho (or bohemian) style, a particular and eclectic décor aesthetic defined, among others, by unconventional design, bright colours and textured patterns. But there is more: since boho rugs usually feature flat-woven techniques and natural fibre constructions, other models can be legitimately included in this category, such as jute, raffia, macramé or shag rugs. These sophisticated patterns add a personality as well as an amazing personality to any space, especially to a clean and minimal room.

Don’t you agree?

 

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DECOR TIP: LAYER YOUR RUGS !

Yes I know, all the above patterns and styles are beautiful and you just can’t decide which is your favourite. Think about trying the “layered look“ which is a great way to experiment and have fun with textures and styles. Just note the general rule that two bold pieces – like a Ikat or a Bohemian for example – are too much together; better instead to start from a neutral base,  like a jute or a wool rug, and playing with accent styles without overpowering the space.  

 

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