What are modern rugs?
Although modern rugs come in wide variety of styles and designs, they are generally characterised by their use of abstract patterns, bold colours and geometric or free-form style elements. Modern rugs are more Western in their designs and are best suited to new and informal homes.
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Contemporary floral motifs are incredibly popular when it comes to modern rugs. Floral designs come is so many variations making them suitable for almost every room in your home; from the living room, to the bedroom, to even your kid’s room.
If you chose a floral carpet wisely, you can’t go wrong with it. For example, combine floral rugs with fabric patterns that follow a similar motif and have the colour of the carpet match or contrast the wall colour and you instantly have a subtle, contemporary look that will hold its appeal for a long time.
If you are looking to incorporate a modern rug with a floral design in your home, a top tip would be to combine floral rugs with fabric patterns that follow a similar motif and have the colour of the carpet match or contrast the wall colour. The perfect way to achieve this stylish contemporary look is with our 'Belania' rug by Brink & Campman. The ‘Belania’ rug is part of the Estella collection and each rug is hand woven by master craftsmen in India with a premium quality 100% new wool pile.
If your room is already bursting with colour or bold patterns, and you are looking to add a more subtle touch of floral to your floor then our timeless hand woven ‘Canevas Flower’ rug by GAN will do just that. This unique cross stitch inspired modern rug is designed by Charlotte Lancelot. Each rug is made up of a wool felted base which is punched with a grid of holes. Fine wool in tonal colours is then skilfully sawn into the base by artisans to create the unique floral design.
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Striped designs make a great idea for contemporary area rugs, while at a glance they might seem to be rather simple, they can be used to create a stunning focal point. Bright coloured stripes can be intriguing and exciting, and really make the rug pop. The beautiful 'Fire' rug from Ligne Pure features a vibrant multi-coloured striped design which is handwoven using 100% Viscose which produces a luscious, buttery softness.
Our new ‘Revine’ modern rug by Calvin Klein is a great example of a more subtle take on the striped design; understated and creamy ivory tones are used to bring a clean and cosmopolitan chic to any area.
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You don’t always need a rug with patterns and deigns to create a stunning focal point in a room; sometimes, a clean, toned down yet stylish look can only be achieved with a plain rug.
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How to choose a modern rug for your home?
Different rugs are best suited for different rooms in the home, and much of that is determined by how much foot fall will be taking place in each room. For example, hallways and kitchens tend to have more foot fall compared to bedrooms, therefore these rooms will require a rug that is easy to clean and hardwearing.
If you are looking for a modern hard-wearing hallway rug, then our ‘Karma Runner’ rug by Nourison is the perfect one for you. This high-density polypropylene this rug has a rich deep pile and a sophisticated surface design. Recently being featured in the press, this synthetic rug means they are easy to clean, hard wearing and very practical.
Karma Runner by Nourison / £109
This modern rug is perfect for design lovers looking to add a subtle yet interesting rug into their home without breaking the bank.