When choosing a rug, many of us focus on durability — specifically, how well the material used in the design will hold up to wear-and-tear, or if the color chosen makes sense for your lifestyle. (For example, a family with young children and pets wouldn’t be likely to choose a fine silk rug in white.) However, even if you do prioritize durability over style, you don’t always have to opt for a sensible neutral or a utilitarian material when assessing your options. Your floor presents a great opportunity to try out a new color, pattern, or texture, helping bring a different sense of style in a room. Here are just a few of our favorite statement-making rugs currently for sale at Viyet:
Why we love it: Made entirely from hand-tufted New Zealand wool, this striking area rug has a graphic composition made from triangles of various sizes dyed deep shades of rust, crimson, burnt orange, brown, beige, and gray. It’s an excellent option for more minimalist or contemporary interiors, which will allow the artful pattern and color to truly shine.
Why we love it: Kilim rugs are a classic, yet they have a bold quality thanks to their interesting patterns. That’s certainly the case with this modern Turkish area rug, which features a graphic pattern in eye-catching black and white (with a little blue for good measure). It’s made of hand-knotted wool and goat hair, creating a surprisingly durable weave.
Why we love it: Bold doesn’t always have to mean bright colors. Patterns that play with scale make just as big of an impact, even in muted hues. Designed by famed British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, this handmade Tibetan rug features a large-scale floral pattern that brings a bit of an edge to an otherwise romantic motif. The luxe blend of wool and silk adds a subtle sheen to the soft rug.
Why we love it: Old-school rugmaking techniques meet a modern sensibility at the Bokara Rug Company. This particular pattern has an interesting abstract motif that also brings a sense of movement into an interior.
Why we love it: It’s all about the rich color in this hand-knotted, 100% wool rug. The orange hue brings an element of warmth to the room without going too dark, making this a great option for the fall and winter months.
Why we love it: The over-dyed rug trend is still going strong, and this best-selling lamb’s wool rug offers a more sophisticated twist on the look. The traditional pattern gets a modern makeover with the dazzling blue color.
Why we love it: Muted shades of blue almost function as a neutral in this striking design. The fluid lines bring to mind the stunning organic forms of a geode.
Why we love it: Graphic and utterly modern, this rug was made from the finest hand-tufted New Zealand wool dyed in rich shades of burnt orange, crimson, marigold, gray, and tan that create countless triangles of varying size to form a unique “shatter” effect.