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rug roundup part two: patterned rugs (part 1 of2)

by Grace Bonney

when i set out to build a guide to my favorite rugs in the market, i knew that tackling patterned rugs (as opposed to runners and solid-colored rugs) would be a hefty task. so rather than try to post all 70 images (some of which are collaged images of 4 or more designs) at once, i’m dividing the patterned-rugs guide into part 1 and 2. today is part one and next week i’ll run the second half- there were just too many to take in at once. so, i hope you’ll enjoy patterned rugs part one (i’ve tried to include a wide range of prices and styles)- tune in next week for part two. if you’d like to see part one, runners, just click here! for the full post on patterned rugs, click here– or just click “read more” below, there are 22 more rugs below.

[image above: ocean rug by angela adams $349+]

[image above: juliette rug $2025+]

[image above: rangoli rug by nani marquina]

[image above, left to right: rugs by twinkle living- poker rug $1344, midnight rug $549]

[image above: ‘overleaf’ rug from the rug company]

[image above: sardinia rugs by moroso $9527]

[image above: Diamond/Sprout white by dash and albert. $28+]

[images above, left to right: tangiers rug $89+, zebra rug $89+, batik rug $99+]

[images above, left to right: crop circle rug by luke irwin, baja coconut modern rug $609+, geometric florals rug $609+]

[image above: awning stripe rug $29+]

[image above: taksim tile rug $89+]

[images above, left to right: fresha leaf rug $99+, indian flower rug $109+, blue chevron rug $399]

[image above: jocelyn warner ‘bloom’ rug]

[image above: chilewich woodgrain floor mats]

[image above: seasons rug $240+]

[images above: carpets from bev hisey]

[images above, left to right: silhouette rug $28, trompe l’oeil floor mat $140, wallpaper chenille rug $40]

[images above, left to right: cane rug $270, swedish print rug $19.99, ‘sketchy leaf’ chenille rug $78]

[image above: overlapping squares rug $89+]

[image above: ikat synthetic rug $169+]

[image above: outdoor kilim rug $39+]

[image above: paisley outdoor rug $12+]

[images above, left to right: eggplant bloom rug $99+, moorish tile rug $149+]

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  • Hi Grace,

    Some beautiful rugs here!

    Do you have any advice on incorporating a patterned rug into a room that already has some color and pattern going on? I have a lovely red-and-gold rug in my living room that I’m getting rid of now, because it’s just too constricting in terms of what else I can do in the space in the form of other colors and patterns. I love bold and graphic patterned rugs, but need something that will let me change up the other textiles, patterns, and colors in the room at whim. I’m at a loss about what to do other than getting a solid-colored neutral …

    Any tips on mixing and matching rugs with other patterned elements are most appreciated!

  • leah

    sure thing- normally it depends a little on how bold people are willing to go.

    but in general i try to pay attention to scale. if the room is full of small-scale patterns, i’d try to find a ruge with a larger-scale pattern so it breaks things up a bit. a whole room of one-scale pattern can be a little much ;)

    and you’ll want to find colors that compliment each other- or are at least tonal variations on each other. all one color can be too much, too.

    for inspiration i always like to browse the situation shots that stores use when promoting/selling their rugs.

    best of luck!


  • For some reason the link for ikat synthetic rug $169+, is directing us to the previous link for overlapping squares rug.

    Anyone know where to find the ikat?


    Grace, I just moved into a new space and have a blank canvas. I find myself checking out your guides a few times a day for different pieces! Thanks so much for your amazing work. :)

  • Hi,
    I recently purchased a dash & albert blue heron stripe cotten runner for my wood steps however, I’m having trouble finding someone who knows how to properly install this type of rug on steps. Would anyone have any suggestions or recommedations? Thanks!

  • For Marcy Check with your handmade rug cleaning specialist. Your runner may need a pad too! Many of my dealers are full service, it pays to shop locally! Good luck!

  • I saw a rug I’ve been looking for — to buy — in one of your sneak peeks… April 13, 2009– Simon and Rebecca Finger. It is a round labyrinth – or maze – rug. I found other sources that said it was from Ikea, but can’t find it on their site or with their shoppers. Do you or anyone know it’s style name?? Or have better info on where to get it.

    There are such a lot of gorgeous rugs and this site look really great, thanks!

  • well the designs are good . i myself also work in one of the rug manufacturing company as a graphic designer :).

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