How-To: Patterned Rugs

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March 28, 2014
Decorating with statement rugs is often challenging, so here are some tips and tricks to help guide the process. Read Full Article
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  Small scale patterns can come into their own in simple, minimal rooms that make use of repeating color accents. A Losanges rug by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, part of Nani Marquina’s 2011 collection, anchors the master bedroom in an Ibiza vacation home. Photo by Albert Font.

    Small scale patterns can come into their own in simple, minimal rooms that make use of repeating color accents. A Losanges rug by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, part of Nani Marquina’s 2011 collection, anchors the master bedroom in an Ibiza vacation home. Photo by Albert Font.

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  While patterned rugs are usually used as centerpieces in minimalist spaces, sometimes they work best when combined with other colors, textures and patterns. This Shelter Island vacation home boasts an interior festooned with a kaleidoscopic mix of colors and an array of tactile materials. Photo by Floto + Warner.  Photo by: Floto + Warner

    While patterned rugs are usually used as centerpieces in minimalist spaces, sometimes they work best when combined with other colors, textures and patterns. This Shelter Island vacation home boasts an interior festooned with a kaleidoscopic mix of colors and an array of tactile materials. Photo by Floto + Warner.

    Photo by: Floto + Warner

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  A rug with small-scale patterns can warm up a stark, minimalist space that might seem cold otherwise. Here, a patterned rug becomes the focal point of a Tokyo architect’s shape-shifting apartment. Photo by Ryohei Hamada.  Photo by: Ryohei Hamada

    A rug with small-scale patterns can warm up a stark, minimalist space that might seem cold otherwise. Here, a patterned rug becomes the focal point of a Tokyo architect’s shape-shifting apartment. Photo by Ryohei Hamada.

    Photo by: Ryohei Hamada

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  There's no better place for a beautiful, vibrant rug than a nursey. In this Toronto abode, a copper mobile by JF Jones hangs over a Leander crib and a vintage Moroccan rag rug. The rocking chair is by Hans Wegner for Fredericia. Photo by Derek Shapton.  Photo by: Derek Shapton

    There's no better place for a beautiful, vibrant rug than a nursey. In this Toronto abode, a copper mobile by JF Jones hangs over a Leander crib and a vintage Moroccan rag rug. The rocking chair is by Hans Wegner for Fredericia. Photo by Derek Shapton.

    Photo by: Derek Shapton

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  A surefire way to make a rug work is to pair it with other items in similar colors. An rug by Brita of Sweden matches the vibrant color scheme of a London guest house designed by Studiomama. Photo by Ben Anders.  Photo by: Ben Anders

    A surefire way to make a rug work is to pair it with other items in similar colors. An rug by Brita of Sweden matches the vibrant color scheme of a London guest house designed by Studiomama. Photo by Ben Anders.

    Photo by: Ben Anders

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  A good combination of two rugs can be better than one, so don't be afraid to mix and match. Two antique rugs from Morocco complement each other perfectly in this Belgian home. Photo by Frederik Vercruysse.

    A good combination of two rugs can be better than one, so don't be afraid to mix and match. Two antique rugs from Morocco complement each other perfectly in this Belgian home. Photo by Frederik Vercruysse.

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  A long, narrow space in an old Toronto storefront becomes elongated with a mix of bright red patterns. Photo by Naomi Finlay.   Photo by: Naomi Finlay

    A long, narrow space in an old Toronto storefront becomes elongated with a mix of bright red patterns. Photo by Naomi Finlay. 

    Photo by: Naomi Finlay

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