The word “geometric” is enough to make some people come out in a rash, remembering the first flustering day faced with protractors and compasses – but you don’t have to be the master of Fibonacci’s golden spiral to appreciate the subtle elegance or chic energy that a geometric rug can bring to your new home interior.
Bold zigzags, subtle bubbles, interlocking spirals, a mosaic of triangles – the sheer variety of possibilities in geometric rugs allows you to truly personalize a space, enhancing the emotion and focus of any area in the home.
1. Make A Space Look Light Filled and Larger with a Geometric Rug
The zig zag pattern of this geometric rug, along with its placement, pulls a visitor precisely to the point of focus in the room and makes the room feel airy and expansive.
In smaller or confined areas of the home, you might want to improve the overall flow of the space to increase the feeling of openness – a geometric rug is an excellent accent to provide this feeling of “flow through”. Great patterns for achieving this include zigzags and chevrons, like those used above to pull together a small seating area.
2. Make Hallways More Welcoming with Geometric Rugs
Another excellent example of using the power of geometric rugs to add motion to a narrow space can be found in this entry way, where the geometric rug with chic black and white stripes provides a lengthening effect. While no visitor is ever going to feel rushed out of the hallway, the alternating bold stripes will subtly propel them along their true destination which is your fabulous and airy living room.
3. Make Classic Spaces Look Crisp with Geometric Rugs
A library designed by Alex Papachristidis. The bright red and white wall covering by Clarence House is balanced by a beige and taupe geometric rug. Photo: Roger Davies.
The excellent thing about choosing a geometric rug is the air of classic elegance so many geometric rugs provide. Some have subtle patterns, echoing classic architectural signatures, such as the diamond-pattered rug used by Alex Papachristidis in the above library.
4. Give a Clean Airy Look to Classic Spaces with a Geometric Rug
And this subtle stone-effect pattern featured by Stephen Gambrel which gives a clean, airy look to this living room. Image courtesy Steven Gambrel.
It’s worth remembering that geometrics play a huge role in classic design as our original ‘floors’ were cobbled together from cut stones, and hand-carved woods. Geometric rug with the patterns that remind us of old stone floors provide an understated elegance that will unify a room that you have assembled with other classic pieces.
5. Add Personality with Colorful Geometric Rugs
A colorful kilim rug pulls together traditional and modern furniture in this seating area.
Often the most valuable thing a geometric rug can provide your space is genuine personality. Consider bold colors for a truly personal touch. It’s amazing the details that mosaic-style geometrics can offer, like the feel-good color splash provided by the above geometric rug.
6. Add Colorful Drama with Geometric Rugs
or this bold and beautiful blue geometric rug.
The important thing when choosing a geometric rug is to remember: you should love it, and it should also honour the preferences of the people for whom the space is being designed.
7. Enhance Elegant Spaces with Subtle Geometric Rugs
So whether you prefer the subtle geometric style of this geometric rug used by Stephen Gambrel
8. Energize a Room with Vivid Contrasting Colors of Geometric Rugs
Or the more vivid, high-contrast approach taken by Johnathan Adler know that a well-placed, high-quality geometric rug is going to provide the subtle queues you might not even know you're seeking to maximize the potential of your next interior design project.