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5 Modern Rug Design Ideas for Your Home

Decorating a home usually means having a theme in mind. Many trendy styles come and go, but certain décor pieces are a mainstay to elevate a space. Rugs are excellent additions to inject style and personality into a room. They help unify the theme even if they emphasize boundaries and zones.

Many exciting modern rug designs can fuel your creative ideas and help add a splash of color, comfort, and pattern to any room. Here are some contemporary rug design ideas for decorating your home.

5 Modern Rug Design Ideas for Your Home

With the multitude of styles available in the market today, there will be a rug that will match your taste and preferred aesthetics. Discover how you can maximize the rug of your choice below. 

1. Combine traditional rugs with contemporary style

Tabriz IS-006, Beige as seen in Idr. Maureen Joyce Pineda (Interiors by Mau)

A room may look dated and monotonous if every item has a single style. Enhance your space by pairing a traditional rug with contemporary furniture. It makes the room cozier and gives the theme depth. One of the most common traditional rugs is the Oriental style. Alternatively, Persian- or Turkish-style rugs are considered classic as well.

When choosing another décor piece, match them to at least one color found on the rug to tie the theme of the room. You can also find a similar pattern for your wall décor or cushions to complement the rug. 

2. Keep it simple and minimalistic

Cyrus 450A-R, A22 as seen in LLG Architects

A simple theme creates a polished look. You can have the rug blend in with the floor to add texture to the room without standing out. Neutral colors also make it easier to find matching furniture. Eurobel’s area rugs on sale are in earth or neutral tones, though the style of their rugs and carpets in the Philippines are unique compared to those found abroad.

If you want to highlight different décor pieces in your space, a minimalistic rug allows you to add pops of colors using other types of décor or make a statement with your light fixtures.

3. Elongate a room with lines 

Opus 54315, 077

Featured Rug: Opus 54315, 077

When considering the rug part of the floor, you can utilize the same tricks interior designers use to make a room look bigger. Make it seem like the area is roomier than it appears by picking an area rug with either vertical or horizontal stripe patterns. 

Vertical or horizontal patterns elongate a room, especially if the surrounding walls and furniture are in plain, solid colors. In addition, the simple background draws your eye towards the rug, reinforcing the effect.

4. Make a room look lively with bright colors

Roselen Ocampo - KennethCobonpue

F-Rainbow 8217, 075 as seen in Kenneth Cobonpue

Brightly-colored rugs can add excitement to a space. However, they can be a bit challenging to pair with. Hence, you must make an effort to ensure the room has a cohesive theme. 

The décor and furniture can have one or two of your rug’s dominant colors to keep the area harmonized.

Synthetics are a good choice for a colored rug. These materials are also easier to clean and resistant to wear and tear, making them desirable for areas with high foot traffic, like the living room. In addition, polypropylene feels very soft, which makes it feel comfortable under your feet. 

If your space is exposed to a lot of sunlight, you should opt for outdoor rugs made from polypropylene. Prolonged exposure to sunlight can cause the colors in your regular rug to fade so it’s best to consider getting rugs that can withstand the outdoors. 

5. Bring added functionality and coziness with high-pile rugs

large room with table and rug and couch

Cyrus 449B, B16 as seen in Idr. Ayen Chiong-Pelinggon

Rugs don’t have to be just decorative accent pieces; they can also be functional. A soft rug made of polypropylene works as additional seating for guests and brings coziness and warmth into the room.

Aside from its stain-resistant qualities, polypropylene also comes in varying pile heights to accommodate various softness preferences. These rugs have numerous designs, expanding your choices for which best fits the room’s mood.

More Modern Rug Design Ideas to Know: FAQs

When trying to incorporate a rug into a room, here are a few questions that many people ask:

• What kind of rugs are in style right now?

Some of the types of rugs in style for 2023 are those with modern patterns and fuzzy textures. 

Shag rugs bring coziness and soft textures into a room and provide a comfortable surface to walk on. Meanwhile, patterned rugs turn into a room’s statement piece or set the tone for the rest of the room’s palette. 

• Should a rug match the sofa or walls?

f you want to tie a room together, choose a rug and design that matches or complements one or two of the dominant colors in the space. It doesn’t always have to match the sofa or the walls; it’s up to your design preference.

• Can a rug make a room look bigger or smaller?

An area rug can make a room look larger depending on its size, shape, and pattern. One big area rug makes a room seem larger, rather than using several small ones. Striped rugs that blend with the floor elongate a room, while a neutral or light-colored rug makes the space look brighter.

• What type of rug best suits a living room?

The best type of rug for the living room is made of synthetic materials. These materials are durable and withstand heavy foot traffic. They’re also relatively easy to clean—you can use a vacuum cleaner without worrying too much about damaging the fibers, though it’s better to double-check how to best care for your rug when you make your purchase.

• What are the most popular rug colors?

Black and dark grey were the most popular choices for rugs in 2022. They camouflage stains and complement the vibrant décor within the room. If you own a pet, a black rug hides paw prints and dog hairs, which would otherwise be visible on a lighter-colored rug.

Centerstage or Playing Support

Floor coverings such as rugs unify the room’s space and help complete a well-thought-out modern design idea. They can make a room look bigger or be centerstage as an art piece. Try several designs to mix and match the feel you want to emulate from a room. 

Consider Eurobel Rugs + Carpets for help in realizing your design ideas. We have rug and carpet showrooms that showcase a varied selection of chic area rugs and carpets to help inspire designs for your home. Book a demo or contact us today for more information!

Gavin Ong is the current Marketing Manager for Eurobel Rugs + Carpets, the largest premium area rug brand in the Philippines. Eurobel’s sister company, Carpetworld, specializes in area rug distribution, which has over 50 consignment branches nationwide. He and the company also have great relations with multiple high-profile European manufacturers. Both brands', Carpetworld and Eurobel Rugs + Carpets, area rugs have also been used in multiple designer homes and commercial areas.

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