Looking at 2018 interior design trend predictions, rug style trends seem to be conspicuously absent from most of the predictors. So, I thought I would put together my very own list of area rug trends I expect to see in 2018. What do YOU think about my predictions? Anything I'm missing?
Blending Neutrals - Greys and Beiges
Grey was the IT color in 2017, this year, I predict that beige and browns will be back but combined with those grey and black tones. Giving a warmer overall feel but still firmly rooted in the soothing neutral family.
Simple Strong Geometrics
The Scandinavian look is growing in popularity again, and I think you'll be seeing a lot more of it in 2018, which includes clean, strong, geometric type patterns.
Old & Worn Persian Rugs
There is nothing quite like a comfortable, well loved, broken in pair of shoes. I equate that feeling will the sense of comfort and livability a nice old, worn rug provides in a room. What we call "scrappy" rugs have increasingly become popular and I think this year they will be ubiquitous. But the great thing about these rugs is that no two are the same so you'll always have your own unique, original style.
Old rugs are great for many reasons: They have lived a long life and there probably isn't anything you can do to them that hasn't already been done. They are typically less expensive - condition is a big factor in valuing old rugs so when a rug isn't in great condition it's value to collectors is small, thus you can typically find scrappy rugs at great prices. They are really good at hiding spills and stains - anyone who has lived with a traditional oriental rug will tell you how well they have lasted and a lot of that has to do with the fact that the pattern will help hide any number of stains.
I look forward to seeing what other area rug style trends move to the fore-front in 2018. To keep your finger on the pulse of style check out some of our favorite style sites: