MELISSA AND DAVE IDENTIFY FOUR MOVEMENTS THEY SEE EMERGING IN RUGS RIGHT NOW.
TRADITIONAL COLORS AND DESIGNS—WITH AN EDGE
Vintage 1930s to 1940s Persian Heriz rugs are a favorite of our brand, because they typically have such timeless appeal with traditional colors of blue and red and a bold geometric design. We find that a little bit of distress and wear adds to the rug’s character and appeal.
BIGGER IS BETTER
Customers are opting for larger rugs, such as 8’ x 10’, 9’ x 12’ and 10’ x 14’ instead of the formerly popular size of 5’x 7’. Bigger rugs take up more of the space and become a key highlight of the room.
THE NEW NEUTRAL
For us, neutral no longer means beige and white, but a bolder black and white. While in fashion black is known as a neutral color, in rugs black can be a bit too bold for some. But we have noticed that we cannot keep our charcoal, black and dark gray mixed with white rugs in stock!
Layering pieces with bold contrasts has become popular as well, offering a very West Coast, summery and beachy feel. People are opting for our blanched jute rugs (white instead of the natural beige tone) to go underneath darker toned vintage and antique rugs.