To date, I’ve probably spent an entire Great British Baking Show season’s worth of time searching for rugs online. Thin rugs, thick rugs. Dark rugs, light rugs. Boho rugs, traditional rugs. What started out as a quick search for a few geometric area rugs for our new wood floors, turned into an unhealthy obsession to find just the right one. My head is spinning with all of the variables to consider. And I figure with all this patterned rug information, I should share some of my tips!
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Tips for Geometric Rugs
- Use extra large scale geometric patterns in larger, open rooms
- Contrast the main color with the furniture pieces (example: I chose a lighter geometric print with our charcoal gray sofa)
- Add softness to a room with a geometric rug by adding plants, round pillows, and vases
First, before choosing an actual patterned rug, be sure to get the correct size for your room layout. Not sure? Check out my post on How to Choose Area Rug Size with a complete visual guide to help.
I’m including some of my favorite geometric area rugs here, you can pin and save for later or click the image to browse the actual links.
- Striped Indoor/Outdoor Rug (I use this one on my outside front porch!
- Gray Zig Zag Line Area Rug
- Moroccan Trellis Rug (this one is a best seller & one of my go to rugs as it works in so many places!)
- Diamond Woven Rug
- Moroccan Diamond Tassel Rug (love this one in my living room!)
- Taupe Rug (you can find this one in my office!)
- Motif Geometric Rug
- Charcoal Chevron Rug (looks great under a light colored couch!)
- Black & White Diamond Outdoor Rug (used this one on my covered deck)
What is a geometric area rug?
Now, you might be wondering what is a geometric rug? Well, besides being my very favorite style, it’s a type of patterned rug that includes lines and shapes. They can make rooms feel fresh and modern.
There are a lot of different types of geometric rug patterns including stripes, chevron, lattice, and Moroccan. I have a variety of these geometric designs in my home and love the dimension that add to a space.