The correct use of color and pattern are key to make a room look attractive and feel welcoming. Geometric rugs can be extremely helpful in making a room look balanced and pleasing to the senses. Geometric rugs help pull together the colors and patterns in a room and they also make a room look more interesting by adding a soft and inviting texture. Although geometric rugs are frequently used in modern interiors, they also used for binging a contemporary vibe to traditional rooms. Some geometric rugs can remind us of exotic Moroccan tiles others are reminiscent of Greek key patterns or Chinoiserie fretwork. In this post we will look at five beautiful rooms and learn how top interior designers get the best out of decorating with geometric rugs.
Derive the Room’s Color Palette From Geometric Rug.
In this bedroom designed by Meg Braff, the crisply patterned chairs feel more approachable with the geometric rug holding together the seating arrangement. The color of the geometric rug is carried through in different shades of green on the walls and upholstery fabric in a pleasing way that gives the room a refreshing atmosphere. The use of white as a contrast to the green gives the room a crisp look. There is also a pleasing contrast between the geometric pattern of the rug and the small scale organic pattern in the upholstery fabric and in the white porcelain urn table. Finally there is a pleasing interplay between the round shape of the mirror and the angular fireplace surround. Image courtesy Megg Braff Designs.
Use Geometric Rug to Bring Out Beauty of Fabrics
A beige and cream geometric rug with a small scale pattern provides a pleasing contrast to the colorful Paisley fabric on the canopy bed and club chair in a Suzanne Rheinstein designed guest bedroom in New England. The classic pattern and soft beige color of the rug brings out the beauty of the colorful paisley fabric. Pale pink walls and drapes continue the colors of the fabric and add a romantic touch. The red lining of the canopy creates pop. The pleasing combination of patterns and colors creates a feeling of softness in the room. Image courtesy Suzanne Rheinstein.
Bring Modern Vibe with Large Scale, High Contrast Geometric Rug
In this room by Mary McDonald, you can see how a geometric rug with a large scale pattern and highly contrasting colors gives a modern vibe to a room with traditional furniture. Another reason the room looks modern is because the color palette is mostly limited to two colors- a dark blue and white. If more colors had been used the room would have looked more traditional. The pink pillows and pink painting create pop against the dark blue because pink is a warm color and creates a contrast with the cool blue. Image courtesy Veranda Magazine.
Make Large Space Come Alive with Colorful Geometric Rug.
The lively orange and grey geometric rug with a large scale pattern bring energy and interest to this fun contemporary living room by Susan Diana Harris Interior Design. The large scale pattern and attention grabbing color of the rug brings a certain self-assurance to the cheerfully colored room and helps produce a good-natured atmosphere. This room looks modern because the color palette is limited to just orange, grey and beige, because the scale of the rugs pattern is very large and because the architecture of the room and the style of the furniture are all modern. Image courtesy Susan Diana Harris Interior Design.
Add Young Energy by Mixing Patterns on Geometric Rug.
This powerful look designed by Robert Passal uses a black and white geometric rug to unify the many patterns and colors in this living room. Rather than detract from each other, the high contrast black and white color palette of the geometric rug is carried through to the sofa fabric. At the same time the pattern of the sofa fabric is a delicate organic pattern which creates a pleasing contrast with the geometric pattern of the rug. Blue, green and yellow accents are used to create pop against the black and white color scheme.
The five interiors in today’s post show how you can create many different looks with a geometric rug. Geometric rugs help you pull together the patterns and colors in a room, they bring out the beauty of the fabrics in a room and they can be used to give rooms a modern vibe. Review the many ways designers use geometric rug and then have fun with creating your own individual look with a geometric rug that pleases you.