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As with any type of consumer-based industry, interior decorating has trends that tend to ebb and flow. 2023 is shaping up to be no different, with several trends that can help to inspire your next redesign. Along with painting your walls and adding a bit of nostalgia to your layout, the rug industry also has various trends taking place right now. Let’s look at what kinds of rugs are trending, falling into four primary categories: antique stylings, muted colors, patterned rugs, and what we’ve dubbed “rugs upon rugs.”
“What’s old is new” is a common phrase, and within rugs that are trending, it’s an old statement. Social media platforms such as TikTok and Reddit often highlight videos that demonstrate creative ways to restore worn or old rugs.
Why is this a thing? Because one style that is trending is antique and vintage-looking rugs. In some cases, the new owner is interested in the story and history behind a rug. In other cases, it’s simply a decor choice. In either case, watch for this trend to grow throughout the rest of this year.
Neutral and muted colors
Across the board, neutral and muted tones are more popular than they were a few years ago. Likewise, the rug industry is following suit with rugs featuring less bold and more subtle colors spiking in popularity.
However, the “less bold” comment might seem in contrast to the next trend: animal patterns.
Patterned rugs have been around for centuries. From angular designs to repeating medallions, there is an endless supply of options for those looking for something visually interesting.
Overall right now, however, patterned rugs that are trending tend to fall into two primary categories:
• Animal prints
• Geometric shapes
The latter is common to both Persian and Turkish rugs, and you can find multiple types of geometric patterns within both of those rug categories within our inventory.
The former falls into more of a machine-made style, though you can find creative ways to use them in areas such as your kids’ bedrooms or in a formal sitting area. They’re bold for sure but can add a certain sense of style if used correctly.
Rugs upon rugs
Believe it or not, this option continues to pop up again and again. One style of rug that is trending is that which can be layered with another rug. For example, if you have a larger area rug (say, one that covers your entire sitting area), the style here would then place a contrasting option in the center of your primary rug.
Visually, picture a small Turkish rug with lighter or muted tones sitting on top of a dark red Persian rug. We’ve also seen options where a Modern rug with bright colors lays criss-cross with a simple white or cream-colored rug below it.
Whatever styles of rugs are trending, Rug Source is your retailer of choice! As many of the types of rugs that are trending this year tend to follow time-proved styles and colors, there’s never been a better time than to find your next rug at Rug Source. Our showroom can help you pinpoint your next rug purchase, and for those out of the area, you can browse our extensive inventory via our website. Let us know how we can help!