Beautiful Berber Design Modern Moroccan Style Afghan Rug, Country of Origin: Afghanistan, Circa Date: Modern – This modern area rug was inspired by the vintage tribal Berber rugs, with their playful designs and color combinations. One of the features that endeared mid-century modern designers to vintage Moroccan rugs is their vibrant colors and traditional designs that add a primitive and natural flavor to the room.
The vintage area rugs that inspired this modern Moroccan-style area rug create the perfect contrast between linear, streamlined elements of the room and the softer lines and texture created by the rug. The playful colors of this piece would make it an excellent addition to a Boho chic room. The colors are soft and earth-inspired, which also makes it perfect for eco-chic or Nordic styles.
One of the features of the vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain rugs that allowed them to remain popular throughout the decades is their soft, long a pile that has a cozy feel underfoot. The artist of this rug captured the same textural qualities by using alternating lines of hand-knotted pile and plain weave. The pile of the rug was allowed to remain long, which accentuates the high and low texture of the piece.
This Afghan rug would make the perfect foundation for taking advantage of the new interior design real estate on the floor that is an essential quality of modern, retro-inspired furniture that features minimal legs and plenty of open space underneath. It will soften the lines of a minimalist room to make it warmer and more inviting.
Bright colors are another trend that continues to gain popularity. Often, designers will add a bright pop of color to a more neutral space to give it vibrancy and energy. The colors of this rug make it exceptionally versatile. You could easily change the feel of the room by adding a few accessories that pick up the colors of the rug, making it an essential for your home or office.