How to Pick the Perfect Rug for Your Space

How to Pick the Perfect Rug for Your Space

By Samantha Daly
We’ve got the scoop on everything you ever wanted to know about designing with rugs.

Decorating with statement rugs is often challenging, so here are some tips and tricks to help guide the process. 

Gandia Blasco Lepark Wool Rug
All of the modern rugs by Gandia Blasco are Goodweave certified and the perfect addition to any room in your home. Yarn composition: 100% New Wool. Hand tufted. Designed by Enblanc.
Burrow Playa Rug
Disco never disappeared, as far as this exciting pattern is concerned. This hand-tufted rug is a blend of wool and viscose and features a warm, eclectic style that's right at home in a Bohemian chic design scheme.
Moooi Freaky Rug
Bringing an aesthetic that combines an optical illusion and a highlighter doodle in the margin of a paper, the Freaky Rug from Moooi Carpets is sure to delight. Its vivid neon colors are tempered by the geometric cross-hatch pattern and the more organic shape of the rug itself.

Revival Rugs cofounder Ben Hyman shares his expertise on the different types of Moroccan rugs—and how to show them love once they’re in your home.

Revival Rowan Rug
Made by skilled artisans using time-honored techniques in Mirzapur, India. Limited quantities. Handwoven in 2020 under Revival-Made, Revival's line of new and bespoke products. Natural inconsistencies and slight variations in size are inherent in these unique, handcrafted rugs.
Revival Ledger Panel Rug
Both bold and restrained, the Ledger Panel Rug is broken up with blocks of color that animate its negative space.
Revival Kres Flatweave Wool Rug
Three limited edition rugs, handwoven by skilled artisans using time-honored techniques in Mirzapur, India. Handwoven in 2019 under Revival-made, Revival's line of new and bespoke products.

In an increasingly digitized world, the handmade charm of Berber rugs injects much-needed tactility into home interiors.

Woven Névé Rug
“We’re always experimenting, which is unusual in a field that can be quite cerebral about rugs,” says Christina Tullock.
West Elm Souk Wool Rug
West Elm's interpretation of a traditional Moroccan Berber, our stunning Souk Rug is handcrafted of 100% wool. Soft and elegant underfoot, it's perfect for a bedroom or living room.
Couristan Bromley Jakarta Area Rug
A thick, plush area rug gets a modern makeover with an artful geo pattern inspired by classic Moroccan designs.

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Nanimarquina Losanges Rug
A floor covering that's remarkably rhomboid. The Nanimarquina Losanges Rug is a visually (and technically) complex piece designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. Within the generally rhomboid borders are numerous diamond-shaped sections--in a seemingly random mix of sizes and colors.
Ben Soleimani Alterno Rug
Expertly hand-woven by master artisans from soft, luscious wool, the Alterno is artfully distressed to adopt the look of a treasured heirloom. The beautifully textured yarn adds depth and dimension, along with a luxurious feeling underfoot.
GAN Mangas Original Largas Rug
An area rug that is as soft and colorful as your favorite sweater. In fact, Patricia Urquiola was directly inspired by hand-knitted sweaters in her design of the Mangas Original collection.

Add a splash of textile design to your bedroom—without going over budget.

Design Within Reach Palani Kilim Rug
Our Palani Kilim Rug (2013) sets a calm mood with its flowing chevron pattern. Handwoven by a skilled artisan on a traditional punja kilim loom using tie-dyed wool yarns and a sumac weave, this reversible rug offers pops of color without distracting too much from surrounding furniture.
Parachute Textured Wool Rug
Complete your sleep space with this cozy tufted rug. Raised lines float on a contrast ground for a subtle pattern and soft feel beneath your toes. Made by expert Indian craftspeople, this fluffy hand-woven rug will be the highlight of any room.
West Elm Deco Façade Rug
Taking cues from art deco architecture, our hand-tufted Deco Facade Rug brings together matte and shine thanks to a combination of viscose and wool. A mix of handwoven techniques adds an element of depth.

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Parachute Textured Border Bath Rug
This Tuscan-inspired bath rug features a subtle textural design and comfy feel. Place next to your tub or sink to add understated, knotted pattern to your bathroom floor.
Coyuchi Mosaic Canyon Organic Bath Rug
Woven by hand from organic cotton, our accent rug’s pattern is defined by pebbled texture and nature-inspired color.
Parachute Looped Bath Rug
Soft, absorbent and warm underfoot, this rug adds comfort and style anywhere in the bathroom. Available in a tubside size and a long runner, fit for a jack and jill sink.

Smartly priced and made out of recycled, durable materials, Burrow’s new rug collection is the answer to our bare-floor prayers.

Burrow Amber Waves Rug
This low-maintenance rug is made from recycled polyester, which is super durable and easy to clean. On top of that, the hand-tufted construction is still soft and easy on the baby's knees. The gentle, honey design works well with any interior design style.
Burrow Cape House Rug
This is one of our most durable, low maintenance, and easy-to-clean rugs. The heathered chevron pattern creates a neutral gray field with a bit of visual detail.
Burrow Empire Rug
This hand-tufted, 100% wool rug features an elegant array of interlocking diamonds. It toes the line between a statement rug and a neutral foundation, working seamlessly across a variety of design styles, from classic New England to Art Deco cool.
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