Written on October 20, 2012 at 10:00 pm , by Kate
It’s hard to ignore the impact that geometry has had on interior design over the past few years. Geometric patterns are appearing everywhere from faceted lighting to home accessories to furniture, and in another essential element at home: the area rug.
Geometric rugs typically include triangles, circles, quadrilaterals, or hexagons in a predictable repeating pattern, but sometimes they include the repetition of more organic patterns inspired by nature such as leaves or petals.
A great geometric rug can either blend with the existing furnishings or take the lead and establish the color palette for any space from the family room to the bedroom.
I’ve incorporated a few geometric rugs into my own home too, similar to the one below. Many manufacturers now offer the combination indoor/outdoor rug, and most are comfortable, affordable, and extremely practical in homes with kids and pets.
Often you’ll see abstract patterns in geometric rugs that are not shapes per se but predictable flowing lines that make mathematical sense.
Geometric rugs most often incorporate the traditional shapes mentioned above but they can also include motifs inspired by Ikats or Kilims or traditional Moroccan lattice and trellis designs.
In the market for a geometric style rug for your home?
Here are a dozen great ones!
From top left: 6 x 9’ Stockholm rug, Ikea $299; 8 x 10’ Marrakesh trellis, Overstock, $368; 8 x 10’ Navy Inspire rug, Rugs USA, $679; 6 x 9’ Sprout Rug, Dash & Albert, $298; 5 x 8’ Zuel Rug, Zinc Door, $480; 6 x 9’ Edison rug, Rugs USA, $559; 5 x 8’ Odeon Rug, Z Gallerie, $250; 8 x 10’ Ksara rug, Crate + Barrel, $699; 5 x 8’ Chelsea Rug, Dwell Studio, $495; 8 x 10’ Kite Kilim, West Elm, $549; 6 x 9’ Indigo Safavieh, Floors USA, $297; 5 x 8’ Capel Rug, Layla Grace, $628
Which one is your favorite?