Modern Flat Weave Rug, Origin: Central Asia – This gorgeous gray flat weave rug is a contemporary design essential. Gray is the new black when it comes to interior design. Neutrals are being used to create a calm sanctuary, or in combination with intense, saturated tones for contrast. This kilim uses a range of grays from lighter ones to deeper steel and charcoal. The simple, geometric pattern creates a balanced and harmonious feel in the piece.
Stripes and geometrics are a popular choice that is making headlines in home décor and interior design magazines. Now, the monotone palettes of the past have been replaced by rich patterns and tones that add interest to the design, but that does so in a way that is not overpowering.
The beautiful colors of this modern rug move gently from light to medium to dark in a rhythmic flow that carries the eyes along the length of the carpet. The broad horizontal stripes create motion that draws the eyes across the width of the piece. The artist chose not to include a border around the piece, which allows the colors of the carpet to flow into the rest of the space. The artist also chose to allow natural color transitions and variations within the broader stripes. This adds interest, and it allows the piece to have a gentle flow, rather than creating sharp lines and edges.
The foundation of contemporary room design is the carpet. Many times, designers rely on finding the perfect piece to serve as the centerpiece of the room. They find the perfect carpet to set the tone of the room and then choose the furniture and accessories around it. This would be the perfect piece for a neutral room, or perhaps a piece to soften a black and white palette. In a minimalist design, this piece adds pattern without adding too much color. It is a versatile piece with a modern feel that would be perfect for many different contemporary styles.