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A New Rug for the New Year

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time for fresh starts, and nothing freshens up your space quite like a new rug! Today we take a look at 10 fabulous finds, from pieces that reflect top trends to classic color combinations that will work in nearly any interior. Enjoy browsing our favorite picks below, and keep in mind that there are many sales to enjoy during the first part of the year, so happy shopping!

Plush and Cozy

Since it’s winter and all, let’s start with high-pile rugs that exude cozy style! Cream is the color of choice for many of these plush finds, and below we see the Puli Natural Rug from CB2:

Plush cream rug from CB2

West Elm also offers a cozy cream rug…behold the Darby Wool Shag Rug, crafted from 100% New Zealand wool! It’s all about the texture, and it’s hard to get comfier than this:

Cozy wool shag rug from West Elm

A Classic Combination

Black and white rugs are all the rage, especially since they can blend with an array of accent colors. Their versatility isn’t the only reason to love them. You have to admire the powerful contrast created by dark and light! In the next image, we see the Changes Rug from CB2:

Black and white striped rug from CB2

Black designs against a cream white backdrop can be found on many a modern rug, but we’re loving this Souk Wool Rug from West Elm. After all, the hand-drawn look is going strong when it comes to patterns, and there’s something earthy about this piece that makes it the perfect counterpart to modern decor:

Black and white wool rug with a zigzag pattern

Top Trends

Since we’ve been talking about top rug trends, we’ll keep the conversation going as we focus on a few colors and styles that you may want to consider this season. Rosy tones are hard to beat, and this Hand-Loomed Shine Rug in Dusty Blush from West Elm veers into eggplant territory. Which we’re loving, especially since we’re seeing so much pink this season (not that we’re complaining)!

Dusty rose rug from West Elm

Along with dusty blush, teal is making a comeback (hint: try combining these two hues with deep gold, copper, and mustard tones). Below we see CB2’s Ombre Teal Rug, which puts a gradient-style spin on the wool rug phenomenon!

Teal wool ombre rug from CB2

It’s hard to go rug shopping without encountering a kilim rug or two, and we’re drawn to the warm tones (including coral) of this Teardrop Ikat Kilim Rug in Bell Pepper from West Elm. A modern geo pattern meets hand-loomed flatweave wool.

Kilim rug in warm tones

Are you a fan of overdyed rugs? If you like a white-washed look that channels vintage style, you’ll love this Kingston Collection rug in ivory and blue from Loloi:

Cream distressed-style rug from Loloi

Works of Art

Before we say goodbye, let’s drift into dreamy design territory, thanks to two beautifully crafted rugs that are true works of art. First up: the Ocean rug from Angela Adams. We’ve been fans of this piece for years. It’s fit for a mermaid (and modern design lovers, of course)!

Dreamy ocean-motif rug from Angela Adams

Angela Adams also celebrates abstract style with Downpour, an area rug crafted from New Zealand wool. Note the raised surfaces, and the soothing color combination of rosy tones with cream. Heavenly, like a surprise rain shower!

Abstract pink rug from Angela Adams

We at Decoist wish you a design-fabulous start to 2016!

Kate Simmons

Kate Simmons is a freelance writer and design blogger with a love of all things decor. She spent her childhood writing stories and working on interior design-themed DIY projects. Kate’s published writing reflects her special interest in how design has changed through the decades. Her blog Mirror80 ( http://mirror80.com/) explores the fashion and [...]

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