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6 Modern Rug Trends to Watch in 2020

Modern Rug Trends to Follow This Year

Every year, new trends define the world of interior decoration. This is as true for rugs as for any other decorative item. Whether you are dedicated to staying up with the latest fashions, want to know what to expect to see this year or just are curious about current modern rug trends, the following styles are in vogue for 2020.

1) Natural Fibers

Natural materials, such as wool and silk, have always been at the pinnacle of the rug world. However, many designs this year are taking things a step further towards nature. Undyed and lightly dyed rugs made with eco-friendly materials, such as sisal, are growing increasingly popular. Jute is another highly desirable option currently. Many of these fibers are increasingly soft and luxurious. Wool and silk have always been premium quality. However, other natural options are providing a pleasant feel and creating the types of cozy, welcoming environments we are all seeking. The strength of some of jute and sisal has also led to a rise in indoor-outdoor rugs.

Modernist Collection Rug Nazmiyal

Rugs made out of wool, like this one, and other natural fibers are a rug trend this year.

2) Layering

Layering a rug on top of a carpet or another rug has been really picking up steam. This is arguably an old-fashioned style. However, it is going strong in 2020. Using rug layers can help to more clearly define certain areas of a room. This is a powerful tool in open-concept spaces and larger rooms. For example, in a carpeted living room, you could use a rug to define a seating area while keeping other spaces more open and flexible. From a visual perspective, layering creates some interesting opportunities to add depth. Add a bolder area rug on top of a more subtle large rug or carpet to create an incredible, contrasted look. Alternatively, mix two bolder patterns together to create a stunning aesthetic.

Layering Modern Rugs Nazmiyal

3) Patterned Area Rugs

Area rugs are a staple of interior decoration. For a while, the most popular styles featured cooler tones and more geometric and abstract rug designs. However, many people are turning towards warmer, more inviting colors. Along with this comes patterned area rugs. Unsurprisingly, handmade, Oriental rugs are at the top of this market. The beautiful, complex patterns mixed with the artistry of their creation makes these rugs highly sought-after. However, there are numerous other styles, such as Moroccan rugs, that can deliver on this design also. Mixing patterns is also growing increasingly popular. Rather than only pairing boldly patterned rugs with quiet furniture, many designers are layering patterns together. This can be risky, but it is beautiful when it pays off.

Bold Pattern Rugs Modern Expressionist Nazmiyal

Bold patterned area rugs are in for 2020.

4) Hand-Woven Rugs

Handmade rugs have always fetched a premium because they are so challenging to make. This keeps the supply relatively low and makes them very desirable. The prevalence of relatively cheap, machine-made rugs has helped to fuel even greater demand for genuine, hand-crafted ones. Artisans are pushing the limits more with advanced weaving techniques, such as combining high and low piles, to create depth. Many people love rugs created by communities where the rug-making skill set is passed down from generation to generation. It adds a sense of history to the rug. Many of those rugs can be passed down by the owners to thanks to their durability and quality.

Modern Rug Trends Handwoven Rug Nazmiyal

5) Neutral Hues

Although many designers are getting bold with their patterns, neutral hues are picking up steam also. These color choices help make homes feel more inviting and welcoming. Neutral and earth tones are a reaction against many of the bolder options that could seem cold and distant. This same trend is also growing popular in other areas of décor. For example, earth-toned walls are gaining steam. This can work well with a monochromatic look. Alternatively, contrast your neutral tones with a few splashes of color for some added visual interest.

Neutral Colored Modern Rug Nazmiyal

Neutral colored rugs are a huge rug trend for this year.

6) Dhurrie Rugs

This style of rug from South Asia has recently come into the forefront of many design trends. They are often made of natural materials including cotton, wool, jute and silk. The patterns are typically colorful. Some designs are bold and geometric, whereas others are more intricate. Dhurries are flat-woven rather than made with piles. They are also relatively thin compared to other types of rugs. This creates a pleasant, soft feel that can be very enjoyable in the right space. These go very well with cozy, well-lit spaces.

Rug Trends Dhurries Nazmiyal

Dhurries are a popular choice for 2020.

Get Your Ideal Rug

Whether you plan to follow the latest rug trends for 2020 or stick with the timeless classics, Nazmiyal has the pieces you need. Our collection spans from antique to vintage to modern. We have both practical rugs for use as floor coverings and beautiful art / investment rugs for display. Explore our selection of antique, vintage and modern rugs. Feel free to consult our experts to learn more about rugs and find the right one for your needs. We can accommodate many different budgets and tastes. Get started today and find the perfect rug for your home.

Here are some modern trendy rugs for 2020:

Modern Boho Chic Rug Nazmiyal

Modern Boho Chic Rug

Modern Flat Weave Rug Nazmiyal

Modern Flat Weave Rug

Trendsetting Abstract Contemporary Rug Nazmiyal

Trendsetting Abstract Contemporary Rug

Modernist Collection Rug Nazmiyal

Modernist Collection Rug

African Retro Rug Nazmiyal

African Retro Rug

Modern Flat Weave Rug Nazmiyal

Modern Flat Weave Rug

Modern Boho Chic Rug Nazmiyal

Modern Boho Chic Rug

Trendsetting Abstract Contemporary Rug Nazmiyal

Trendsetting Abstract Contemporary Rug

Modern Flat Weave Rug Nazmiyal

Modern Flat Weave Rug

Modern Expressionist Collection Rug Nazmiyal

Modern Expressionist Collection Rug

This rug blog about the modern rug trends of 2020 was published by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs.

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