Mastering Geometry: Rugs That Make The Grade

Whether you’re a fan of color or tend to stay true to neutrals, a geometric rug is an excellent way to make a strong statement without venturing too far from the comfort zone. From tone-on-tone patterns (like the one shown in the beautiful room above by Raleigh-based Anne Wagoner Interiors) to bold, contrasting zigzags, the style can look perfectly at home in any space while adding a wonderfully fresh, modern perspective.

A neutral diamond patterned rug is the perfect complement for the blue-and-cream floral wallpaper in the bedroom by Chicago’s Bardes Interiors. The soft grey-and-white palette of the wool Greek key rug, available from Charlottesville-based Stedman House, would be another lovely choice for a bedroom thanks to the calming hues and timeless versatility.

The ivory-and-grey kilim available from Stedman House (top) adds wonderful texture and dimension to the space shown, as would the Elizabeth Blue option with a hexagonal pattern (above, left), also available from Stedman House. (As a bonus, the indoor-outdoor-rugs will stand the test of time in highly trafficked areas.) The wool and silk hand-knotted Tibetan rug featuring an arching lattice pattern, available from NOLA Rugs, is so pretty with its subtle pattern and softness.

As illustrated by the above dining room by Dallas-based Avrea Wagner Interiors, a great rug can tie an entire room together, and the geometric selection was the perfect choice for a room filled with clean lines and warm, brass accents.

The absolutely gorgeous one-of-a-kind, hand-knotted Tibetan on the left, available from NOLA Rugs, would work just as well in a traditional space as one with a more contemporary vibe. Right, Savannah-based Rethink Design Studio combines color, texture, and pattern to create a cheerful, modern look anchored by an aqua-and-white woven geometric rug in a child’s bedroom in their Bartow Point Drive project.

We love this shot from Eighteenth Street Orientals’s Instagram feed. The Moroccan rug, available from the Birmingham-based store, looks cozy yet wonderfully contemporary. It would easily work in any room.

Blue-and-white-striped woven rugs were practically made for seaside retreats, and Cleveland’s W Design creates a laid-back vibe while still looking completely crisp in their beach house project (left). Meanwhile, Chicago-based Anne Coyle Interiors takes an entry to the next level with a black-and-white chevron rug.

Layered over a seagrass rug, this blue-and-white geometric beauty makes the room by Charleston’s Eclectic Charleston feel calm, cool, and perfectly collected.